"If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti - and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera... which can spread like wildfire in Haiti... This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti." -Paul Farmer
The haitian flag represents a trophy of weapons at the top of a green hill, ready to defend freedom, and a royal palm symbolizing independence.