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When Haiti experienced its first cholera outbreak just under a year after the devastating 2010 earthquake, Faith Wallace-Gadsden was quick to board a plane to the island.

Wallace-Gadsden, a Bryn Mawr College alumna, was finishing her Ph.D in molecular microbiology at Tufts University in Massachusetts at the time. This was the first recorded cholera outbreak recorded in Haiti, and she wanted to be there to study it.

What she found was a breakdown in distribution — the island was brimming with international aide organizations, all of which were pumping the island full of the chlorine tablets needed to cleanse the water.

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