WBEZ | reconstruction http://www.wbez.org/tags/reconstruction Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Haiti two years after the earthquake http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-26/haiti-two-years-after-earthquake-95854 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-26/haiti2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Two years ago this month, Haiti was hit by an earthquake that the United Nations called &ldquo;the largest urban disaster in modern history.&rdquo;</p><p>Since then, the U.N. estimates that more than two billion dollars in aid has gone into the country. But despite the money, efforts to rebuild have been painfully slow.</p><p>Haitian economist <a href="http://snl.depaul.edu/People/Faculty/lcomeau.asp" target="_blank">Ludovic Comeau</a> helps <em>Worldview</em> take stock of the complicated process of rebuilding Haiti. Ludovic is a professor of economics at DePaul University and the president of <a href="http://www.haiti-grahn.net/public/?lang=en" target="_blank">GRAHN-USA</a>, a think tank dedicated to rebuilding the Caribbean nation.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left: 1in;">&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:58:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-26/haiti-two-years-after-earthquake-95854 Global Activism: Chicago doctor brings eye care to Haiti http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-26/global-activism-chicago-doctor-brings-eye-care-haiti-95853 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-January/2012-01-26/Dr.Olivier with ruined building near her original home in 2010.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On today's <a href="http://wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank"><em>Global Activism</em></a>, we hear from a Haitian American doctor who's trying to change the way eye care is delivered in Haiti. The Caribbean country is still reeling -- politically, economically and emotionally -- from the earthquake that took place in Port au Prince two years ago this month.</p><p>Haiti has only 45 trained ophthalmologists in the entire country, making it hard for people to get any quality eye care. A member of the American Academy of Opthalmology's <a href="http://www.aao.org/haiti/task-force.cfm" target="_blank">Haiti Task Force</a>, <a href="http://rosalindfranklin.edu/dnn/chicagomedicalschool/home/cms/ophthalmology/faculty.aspx" target="_blank">Dr. Mildred Olivier</a> has been seeing patients in Haiti for the past 20 years ago. When she's not in Haiti, she teaches at the Rosalind Franklin Medical School in Chicago.</p><p>Dr. Olivier tells <em>Worldview</em> about her bold plans to build eye care clinics in all nine departments of Haiti.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>To hear more stories of people making a difference, check out the Global Activism <a href="http://wbez.org/globalactivism" target="_blank">page</a>, where you can also suggest a person or organization for the series. Or, email your suggestions to <a href="mailto:worldview@wbez.org">worldview@wbez.org</a> and put “Global Activism” in the subject line. Also, don't forget to subscribe to the <a href="http://%20wbez.org/podcasts" target="_blank">podcast</a>.</em></p></p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:55:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-01-26/global-activism-chicago-doctor-brings-eye-care-haiti-95853