Haiti takes on dreaded disease elephantiasis one mouth at a time
David BrownIn JACMEL, Haiti — In a sunny courtyard of the Evelina Levy School for Girls, hundreds of girls in blue uniforms did their part to rid Haiti of an ancient and reviled disease.
They lined up in pairs to get three pills dropped into their mouths. They swallowed them down with a quarter-cup of water. They got a second medicine, a flavored tablet, to chew as they walked back to class.
Two middle-aged women treated 12 girls every 21 / 2 minutes, one pouring the water and the other shaking out the pills. Another woman ticked the columns for age, sex and drug on a white form with a green pen.
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"Haiti takes on dreaded disease elephantiasis one mouth at a time", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2012. Consulté le 30/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/haiti-takes-on-dreaded-disease-elephantiasis-one-mouth-at-a-time