Challenges posed by COVID-19 in Haiti
Paul Christian Namphy works on the nexus between water / sanitation / hygiene (WASH), the health sector, and community involvement, in Haiti. Formerly in the public sector in the struggle to provide water, sanitation, and hygiene services in displaced-persons’ camps after the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the to eliminate cholera in Haiti (the confirmed last case was seen in January, 2019!), his role has pivoted toward the battle against CoViD-19 in Haiti. In this battle, Paul Christian pivots between formally coordinating and interfacing amongst governmental and non-governmental actors in the health and water and sanitation sectors, particularly concerning migration and border dynamics, and informally volunteering for public interest initiatives in Haiti (related to mass sensitization regarding the risks of CoViD-19 and protection, anti-deportation advocacy in the context of CoViD-19, and gender roles).