Haiti, located in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region, has a human development index of 0.44, ranking 112 out of 157 countries (WDI, 2018). This means that a child born in Haiti today will be 45 percent as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health.
Recent decades have brought seismic changes to global higher education. Educational leaders labour to sharpen administration, funding, teaching and learning practices in response to an increasingly globalized and technological world. The possibilities that this changing landscape may provide are perhaps most exciting for those currently economically disadvantaged and historically underserved by higher education.
Haiti suffered the biggest outbreak of cholera in human history and what happened there demonstrates the larger picture of this disease: the political and social aspects of it, and the fear and suspicions it instils in an entire society. The work surrounding the quest for a cure for infectious diseases is mainly a medical one while the social aspects of a disease is the task of anthropology.