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Self-Sufficiency—The Key to Haiti’s Future

July 27, 2015
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Self-Sufficiency—The Key to Haiti’s Future

Haiti can become more self-sufficient by attracting foreign investment. by Michelet Nestor If the cavern-like walls of the Sodeth Clinique Hospitaliere on Rue Tamarin, situated in Croix-des-Bouquets in the outskirts of Port au Prince could talk, they would surely scream. With over 250,000 consultations per year since the 7.0 magnitude earthquake shook our nation...
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The ketchup sachet-shaped drug saving babies from HIV

July 26, 2015
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The ketchup sachet-shaped drug saving babies from HIV

By Daniel Pardo BBC Mundo Pregnant women who are HIV positive risk passing on the virus to their babies during pregnancy, labour, delivery or breast-feeding Inside a foil sachet, which looks more at home in a fast-food restaurant, an exact dose of antiretroviral medicine is helping to protect newborn babies against the threat of...
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Sssh! Hurricane season forecast to stay quiet

July 26, 2015
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Sssh! Hurricane season forecast to stay quiet

Bo Petersen Reporting-FOLLY BEACH — They’re eyeing the tropics out here and they don’t like what they see. Surfers, that is. The hurricane season has been so quiet they’re hoping for just a bit of a Southeast swell from a storm moving off the coast early in the week. Over the next few weeks,...
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Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators

July 24, 2015
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Malaria vaccine gets go-ahead from European regulators

The world’s first malaria vaccine has been given the green light from European drugs regulators who recommend it should be licensed for use in babies in Africa at risk of the mosquito-borne disease. The shot — called RTS,S or Mosquirix — would be the first licensed human vaccine against a parasitic disease and could...
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A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti’s Health Care Workers

July 21, 2015
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A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti’s Health Care Workers

Peter Mellgard Associate Editor, The WorldPost JEAN DENIS, Haiti — At the health clinic here, three hours northwest of Port-au-Prince, a crowd of mostly women and girls linger in the shade away from the afternoon sun, waiting to see a doctor. This is one of the least developed areas of the poorest country in...
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WHERE DOES SHE GO??

July 21, 2015
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WHERE DOES SHE GO??

Juin 24, 2015 Someone once said 8 dead people is a disaster, while 6,000,000 is a compost heap. The human mind cannot wrap itself around big numbers, but comprehends something they can visualize as happening in their own community. So it is with the Dominican Republic’s Draconian decision to effectively carry out a Racial...
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$4M investment in the garment sector

July 13, 2015
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$4M investment in the garment sector

International Finance Corporation, (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, is investing $4 million to help The Willbes Haitian S.A., a subsidiary of South Korea-based The Willbes & Co., Ltd, expand its apparel manufacturing capacity and create 1,000 new jobs in Port au Prince by the end of 2016. In addition, IFC is...
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ALL IN THE FAMILY AS MARTELLY SENDS KIKO TO CLAUDIA – SOPHIA’S SISTER’S HOUSE – TO COLLECT $9,000,000 FROM MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE. HE ONLY BROUGHT $600,000 AND KIKO ALMOST BEAT HIM TO DEATH!! SOME SAY THEY SKIMMED $20,000,000 FROM CUSTOMS AND PORT FACILITY IN MAY.

July 9, 2015
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ALL IN THE FAMILY AS MARTELLY SENDS KIKO TO CLAUDIA – SOPHIA’S SISTER’S HOUSE – TO COLLECT $9,000,000 FROM MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE. HE ONLY BROUGHT $600,000 AND KIKO ALMOST BEAT HIM TO DEATH!! SOME SAY THEY SKIMMED $20,000,000 FROM CUSTOMS AND PORT FACILITY IN MAY.

July 7, 2015 Martelly brother-in-law meets Minister of Agriculture,  Fresner Dorcin at private residence of Claudia St. Remy-Champagne,  Kiko’s sister. Seems as though President Martelly told him to give Kiko something like $9,000,000 from ministry accounts. The minister only brought $600,000 and Kiko beat him so badly he had to cancel an important government...
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Vaccines against dengue in the offing

July 6, 2015
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Vaccines against dengue in the offing

In a finding that could lead to the first effective therapies and vaccines against dengue, scientists have determined the structure of a human antibody which can fight the deadly virus. WASHINGTON: In a finding that could lead to the first effective therapies and vaccines against dengue, scientists have determined the structure of a human...
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Port-Au-Prince Climate & Temperature

July 3, 2015
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Port-Au-Prince Climate & Temperature

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti is at 18°22′N, 72°19′W, 41 m (135 ft). See map. Port-Au-Prince has a tropical wet and dry/ savanna climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Aw) with a pronounced dry season in the low-sun months , no cold season, wet season is in the high-sun months. According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification...
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