Disease Still a Problem for Haiti's Children

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Three years after Haiti suffered a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake, the nation's children remain vulnerable to sickness and disease.

The quake killed more than 300,000 people and left more than 1 million homeless, leaving many children orphaned or in dire straits.

Gladys Thomas, president of the United States Foundation for the Children of Haiti, oversees three orphanages and elementary schools, plus the highly respected Hope Hospital.

"In Haiti, because of the underdevelopment, the sanitation problems, children are very vulnerable to diseases like cholera or polio or measles," Thomas told CBN News.

"It's still a big thing hanging over children in Haiti," she said.

Consequently, USFCH aid workers focus on prevention methods like vaccination, sanitation, water, and proper nutrition.

Thomas shared the latest news on the recovery for Haiti's children, on CBN News Channel Morning News, Feb. 19.

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