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PAHO Weekly Report: 442K chikungunya cases, 86K increase in Caribbean region

July 20, 2014
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As of July 18, 2014: Total Cases:  442,310 Increase:         86,693 A 24 percent increase… Click here for the latest full PAHO report Stay tuned for analysis….
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Scientists optimistic chikungunya vaccine could be available as soon as end of next year

July 20, 2014
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Scientists optimistic chikungunya vaccine could be available as soon as end of next year

July 14, 2014 By Health Aha Editor’s Pick A joint effort between the Federal Drug Administration, N.C. State and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and Raleigh Lab Arbovax is underway to produce a chikungunya vaccine. via NC scientists scramble to create vaccine for chikungunya | www.wsoctv.com. For more on this topic, see our Health...
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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself

July 15, 2014
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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself

Local provider of food to tackle malnourishment faces closure because aid agencies buy subsidised products from abroad The Guardian Online Haitian children are checked by health agents for signs of malnutrition. Photograph: MFK Bedline is 17 months and weighs just 5.3kg. She lies feverish and quiet in her grandmother’s arms, eyes glazed, her pale...
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CENTRAL AMERICAN PROBLEMS MORE COMPLEX – GENERATED BY AMERICAN SOCIETY WITH GOVERNMENTAL COMPLICITY-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 15, 2014
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CENTRAL AMERICAN PROBLEMS MORE COMPLEX – GENERATED BY AMERICAN SOCIETY WITH GOVERNMENTAL COMPLICITY-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

By Hector Perla, Guest Scholar at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs The flood of Central American child refugees arriving on our southern border is not just a humanitarian crisis, it is a man-made disaster. These children are the “canary in the mine” pointing to a deeper, toxic problem confronting Washington. Republican congressional leaders argue...
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Social Enterprise In Haiti Transforms The Lives Of Peanut Farmers

July 5, 2014
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Social Enterprise In Haiti Transforms The Lives Of Peanut Farmers

Forbes.com (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership recently announced the launch of its latest social enterprise. Called Acceso Peanut Enterprise Corp., it’s aimed at  the more than 12,000 small holder peanut farmers in Haiti. The Partnership, founded  in 2007, is an initiative of the Clinton Foundation focused on economic development and poverty...
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Virus Strikes Hard in Haiti’s Crowded Shantytowns

July 3, 2014
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Virus Strikes Hard in Haiti’s Crowded Shantytowns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jul 3, 2014, 12:08 AM ET By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun. Delimene Saint Lise says she’s doing her best...
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NOTICE : Foreigners must pay income tax in Haiti

July 2, 2014
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NOTICE : Foreigners must pay income tax in Haiti

Haiti Libre: “The Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) reminds physical persons or entities who use the services of a foreigner whose tax domicile is outside of Haiti during a temporary stay in the country, their obligation to pay the tax administration, within 15 days after the payment of its remuneration, the amount of Income...
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Haiti, Dominican Republic cases push chikungunya total past 260,000-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 1, 2014
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Haiti, Dominican Republic cases push chikungunya total past 260,000-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

TinkerJulie/ iStock The number of suspected and confirmed chikungunya cases in Caribbean countries rose sharply last week, led by thousands of new cases reported mainly from the Dominican Republic and Haiti, with signs that the disease is spreading to South America and Central America. The outbreak, which began in December, reached 264,444 last week,...
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Exploring Haiti: Môle-Saint-Nicolas

June 24, 2014
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Exploring Haiti: Môle-Saint-Nicolas

by stmemory on June 23, 2014 I know I’ve said this before, but I think the only way to truly enjoy living in Haiti is to get OUT of Port au Prince every so often. It’s not easy given the state of the roads and cost of air travel. But when you get out...
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