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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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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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Message pour les canadiens devant voyager en Haiti /// Message for Canadians Travelling to Haiti

June 23, 2014
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Message pour les canadiens devant voyager en Haiti /// Message for Canadians Travelling to Haiti

FRANCAIS Nous avons le plaisir de vous faire parvenir cette information.  On vous invite de nous faire part de vos commentaires. Haïti – AVIS : Nouvelle taxe pour les visiteurs entrant en Haïti 23/06/2014 09:14:01 Haiti Libre Le Ministère du Tourisme et des Industries Créatives (MTIC) informe le public en général et toutes les...
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U.S. Officials Keep Close Eye On ‘Miserable’ Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

June 18, 2014
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U.S. Officials Keep Close Eye On ‘Miserable’ Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Virus

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — First there was West Nile virus. Now health experts are warning about another virus carried by mosquitoes. The chikungunya virus — or “chik-v” — has sickened tens of thousands of people throughout the Caribbean with high fever and severe pain. Now Americans are coming down with it, too, and there’s...
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How to Recover from Chikungunya: 19 Steps (with Pictures)

June 18, 2014
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How to Recover from Chikungunya: 19 Steps (with Pictures)

How to Recover from Chikungunya: 19 Steps (with Pictures… How to Recover from Chikungunya. Chikungunya is a virus, transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. The number one transmission agent for t… View on m.wikihow.com
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MAJOR THIEF HEADS HAITIAN REFORESTATION PROJECT

June 10, 2014
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MAJOR THIEF HEADS HAITIAN  REFORESTATION PROJECT

Jean Lucien Ligonde, a senior adviser to the Ministry of Environment, is the guy who in 2005 stole millions from Haiti’s Notre Dame. This fact was confirmed by two Archbishops. When caught, he promised to repay the money at $150,000 per month, gave one cheque and fled to Boston where he hawked phony cancer...
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Haiti could solve its drastic plastic problem and help its most vulnerable

June 7, 2014
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Haiti could solve its drastic plastic problem and help its most vulnerable

With waste from discarded plastic products a growing problem in Haiti, it is time informal waste-pickers were properly incentivised Plastic proliferation … the streets of Port-au-Prince and other Haitian cities are increasingly awash with refuse. Photograph: Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images Take a walk through the streets of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, and you will be struck...
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DO NOT TAKE NEO MELUBRINA – IT COULD KILL YOU. THIS IS BEING SOLD TO FIGHT CHIKUNGUNYA INFECTIONS – IT HAS BEEN BANNED IN USA SINCE 1977 -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 6, 2014
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DO NOT TAKE NEO MELUBRINA – IT COULD KILL YOU. THIS IS BEING SOLD TO FIGHT CHIKUNGUNYA INFECTIONS – IT HAS BEEN BANNED IN USA SINCE 1977 -Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Neo-Melubrina, commonly referred to as “Mexican aspirin”, is an over the counter pain and fever medication sold south of the border in pill and liquid form for adults and children. It is not uncommon for tourists in the region to wander into a local pharmacy looking for quick relief of pain, headache, or fever,...
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Floridians urged to clean up to prevent new mosquito-borne viruses

June 6, 2014
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Floridians urged to clean up to prevent new mosquito-borne viruses

FILE- In this undated file photo provided byt he USDA, an aedes aegypti mosquito is shown on human skin. Uncredited / ASSOCIATED PRESS Painful And Rapid Spread Of New Virus In Caribbean They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much… By jacqueline charles jcharles@MiamiHerald.com Florida public health and mosquito-control experts are calling...
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