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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

July 30, 2014
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Nasty chikungunya virus gaining traction in U.S.

At least 20 New Jersey residents have tested positive for chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has spread through the Caribbean. (July 30) AP (Photo: James Gathany, CDC) Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus that has swept through the Caribbean in recent months, is making gains in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

July 29, 2014
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‘Milestone’ for child malaria vaccine

By Smitha Mundasad Health reporter, BBC News Making malaria vaccine available for routine use will be a major milestone, researchers say Experts say the world’s first malaria vaccine could be approved for use in 2015. Reporting in PLOS Medicine, researchers found that for every 1,000 children who received the vaccine, an average of 800...
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The Rise of Delicious Haitian Chocolate

July 28, 2014
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The Rise of Delicious Haitian Chocolate

In Robillard, a tiny hamlet deep in the Haitian hinterland, Valmir Mamonvil is standing next to a would-be national hero: Maman Pye Cacao, which in Kreyòl means “mother cacao tree.” His father planted it 30 years ago, but for Mamonvil, the tree is more than a family heirloom. It could be his kids’ ticket...
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Trees May Prevent 670,000 Incidences Of Acute Respiratory Symptoms Annually

July 27, 2014
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Trees May Prevent 670,000 Incidences Of Acute Respiratory Symptoms Annually

By Rebekah Marcarelli r.marcarelli@hngn.com | Jul 26, 2014 10:33 PM EDT Trees save numerous lives every year by cleaning the air. (Photo : Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Archives) Trees are believed to save 870 lives a year and prevent 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms. The study, conducted by the United States Forest Service...
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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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