Clinton’s one-day trip captured the multiple woes afflicting Haiti. Her motorcade wound past pancaked buildings and mounds of gray rubble, as well as dozens of new, one-room wooden homes in a sun-baked lot.
She visited a clinic run by Boston-based Partners in Health to treat victims of a cholera epidemic that has claimed more than 3,500 lives since fall. After stepping into a shallow basin of bleach to disinfect her shoes and washing her hands in chlorine-scented water, Clinton entered a tent where several middle-aged men and women lay on wooden cots, intravenous tubes hanging from their arms. They stared dully at Clinton while a baby wailed in the background.
Outside the tent, Clinton noted that the number of newly reported cholera cases has dropped. But “we have a long way to go,” she said, vowing that U.S. support will continue.