voice 1: But the medicine does not fix the problem fast. The medicine cannot kill the adult worms living in a person's body. A person with filariasis must wait for the adult worm inside her to die. This may last six years! And making sure that everyone in a community takes their medicine can be difficult. Medicine also costs a lot of money. Most people in these poor villages cannot buy it.
voice 2: One way that people receive medicine is by using salt. The World Health Organization has given money to start a salt program in Haiti. Fifty people in Haiti buy local sea salt. They remove rocks and wood from the salt. Then they wash it. After that, they put liquid medicine on it. They put the salt into containers. They sell it to local people. It costs twenty-six cents to make one container of salt. But the people must sell the salt for ten cents to compete with normal salt prices. Local people use this salt in their homes. But they also receive the medicine. This will prevent Filariasis from spreading in Haiti.