CEPR's Mark Weisbrot participated in a series of congressional panels on Haiti on the Hill — part of a Congressional Schedule of Events that took place Jan. 24-25.
Briefing on Cholera Outbreak
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9 – 10:30 AM
Sponsoring Offices: Rep. Frederica Wilson, Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Donald M. Payne, and Rep. Maxine Waters
Room: Gold Room, Rayburn House Office Building
More than 500,000 Haitians have been infected with cholera and 7,000 have perished. Representatives from the CDC, PAHO and other organizations close to the issue provided their assessments and recommendations to halt the epidemic and save lives.
• Ralph Ternier, Director, Community Health, Zanmi Lasante/Partners In Health • Jordon Tappero, Director, Health Systems Reconstruction Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • Dr. Jon Andrus, Deputy Director, Pan American Health Organization • Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
Documentary Showing and Briefing: Haiti: Where did the Money Go?
Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12 noon – 2 PM
Sponsoring Offices: Rep. Yvette Clarke, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Rep. Donald M. Payne
Room: 2103 Rayburn House Office Building
This event will include the screening of excerpts of the documentary "Haiti: Where did the Money Go?" followed by a briefing on aid accountability. Two years after the earthquake, the relief and recovery efforts in Haiti appear to have faltered. The documentary and panel will focused on the status of relief efforts and steps towards increasing accountability of aid organizations. A video of the briefing is available below. Panelists:
• Mark Schuller, CUNY • Sophia Lafontant, Oxfam America • Ben Smilowitz, Disaster Accountability Project • Michele Mitchell, News at 11 • Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) • Nicole Lee, TransAfrica