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Epidemiological Update – Diphtheria – 15 December 2017

December 16, 2017
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Epidemiological Update – Diphtheria – 15 December 2017

Diphtheria in the Americas – Summary of the situation Between epidemiological week (EW) 1 and EW 49 of 2017, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela reported confirmed diphtheria cases. The following is a summary for each country. In Brazil, up to EW 49 of 2017, 14 states reported a...
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OnePlanet Summit : Jovenel Moïse pleads for Haiti and the Caribbean

December 13, 2017
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OnePlanet Summit : Jovenel Moïse pleads for Haiti and the Caribbean

Haiti Libre: President Jovenel Moïse participated yesterday Tuesday in the OnePlanet Summit initiated by President Emmanuel Macron. Co-organized with the United Nations and the World Bank, this Summit is an extension of the Paris Agreement and focuses particularly on climate finance issues in order to achieve its objectives. At One Planet Summit President Jovenel...
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Haitian Cotton is a Farming Revolution in the Making

December 13, 2017
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Haitian Cotton is a Farming Revolution in the Making

In 1954 a young man stood in a field of cotton that was about to revolutionize Haitian agriculture. His name was Rémillot Léveillé. The location was a trial site near Gonaives that he had helped to set up to test varieties of cotton seed imported from Brazil. These annual varieties had higher yields and...
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Troubled Meat Market Is Key Supplier for Haiti’s Capital

December 12, 2017
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Troubled Meat Market Is Key Supplier for Haiti’s Capital

La Saline slaughterhouse is a nightmarish panorama of animal blood, body parts and detritus _ and it’s an essential part of the economy of the Haitian capital, supplying meat to restaurants, street vendors and stores. By CHERY DIEU NALIO, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — La Saline slaughterhouse is a nightmarish panorama of animal...
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France’s Macron takes lead in climate change battle, with the U.S. absent

December 12, 2017
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France’s Macron takes lead in climate change battle, with the U.S. absent

By James McAuley December 12 at 7:08 AM  PARIS — The United States may have withdrawn from the Paris climate change accord, but on Tuesday dozens of world leaders and philanthropists met to find solutions to the swiftly warming planet — and send a message of resolve to the White House. More symbolic than policy-driven, Tuesday’s...
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Arrest and expulsion of more than 500 Haitians…

December 6, 2017
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Arrest and expulsion of more than 500 Haitians…

Haiti Libre: As part of its migration control operations for illegal aliens in Dominican territory, the Directorate General of Migration (DGM), informs to have arrested 555 Haitians without legal migration documents, in different communities of the Province of Puerto Plata (North). After the process of identification, the Haitians were transferred to the border post...
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What’s Important About World Soil Day

December 6, 2017
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What’s Important About World Soil Day

Playing in the dirt is typically reserved for young children and pigs. But getting down and dirty is more important than you might think. Updated by David Vanderpool | Tue 5 Dec 2017 8:48 EST (Photo: Reuters/Ivan Alvarado) It ain’t just dirt. Playing in the dirt is typically reserved for young children and pigs....
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Haiti / Dominican Republic

December 5, 2017
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Haiti / Dominican Republic

One island, two worlds The Caribbean island of Hispaniola is home to two countries: Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Both have a population of around 10 million — but that’s about where their similarities end. The average Haitian is nearly 10 times poorer than the average Dominican, and much more likely to be unemployed....
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In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

December 4, 2017
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In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

The U.N. says the country is now stable, and tourism is growing. But the former vacation paradise still has a faded beauty. By PETER KUJAWINSKIDEC. 4, 2017 Haiti is a fixture in my mind, as permanent as memories of high school graduation or the weekend I first met my wife. I lived there twice...
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Smallholder Farmers Alliance TED Talk- Watch video here

November 30, 2017
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Smallholder Farmers Alliance TED Talk- Watch video here

You are invited to watch my recent TEDx talk on the work of the Smallholder Farmers Alliance in Haiti. This short video tells the unlikely story of how a humanitarian worker, an agronomist and a shoe company joined forces to plant some trees and ended up launching an agricultural revolution. Find out how trees have...
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Millions at risk of famine in post-hurricane Haiti

November 28, 2017
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Millions at risk of famine in post-hurricane Haiti

It’s been almost a year since southern Haiti was devastated by Hurricane Matthew. It has also been almost eight years since an earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless. But a recent visit to a UNICEF treatment centre in the south shows everything continues to go wrong in the country....
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Basic sanitation is a human right, says SOIL founder

November 25, 2017
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Basic sanitation is a human right, says SOIL founder

Dr Kramer co-founded the Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) group in Haiti in 2006. The faeces are treated, and converted to compost, and used to return the nutrients from human waste to the soil. Hyderabad: Dr Sasha Kramer, a delegate of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), says that it is good for sanitation to...
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Haitian man travels to Fargo for prosthetic arm thanks to local volunteers

November 18, 2017
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Haitian man travels to Fargo for prosthetic arm thanks to local volunteers

By Kevin Wallevand on Nov 17, 2017 at 7:02 p.m. FARGO—A young man from Haiti can thank an army of volunteers, who brought him to Fargo, to get a prosthetic arm. 29-Year old Jacquelin Joseph has been a translator for a local medical team for years when they travel to Haiti. Jaquelin found himself...
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U.S. Support for UN Farmer Field Schools Promotes Rural Development in Haiti

November 3, 2017
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U.S. Support for UN Farmer Field Schools Promotes Rural Development in Haiti

By Heather Eaton on November 2, 2017 Getting out of Rome and into the field to see international humanitarian projects in action is an essential part of representing the United States at the United Nations food and agricultural agencies in Rome. Visiting the operating grounds of these projects and meeting beneficiaries allows us to...
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From the Archives: The Secrets of Haiti’s Living Dead

November 2, 2017
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From the Archives: The Secrets of Haiti’s Living Dead

A Harvard botanist investigates mystic potions, voodoo rites, and the making of zombies. by Gino Del Guercio Harvard Magazine More than 30 years ago, anthropologist and ethnobotanist Wade Davis ’75, Ph.D. ’86, then a graduate student, went to Haiti at the recommendation of his mentor, Jeffrey professor of biology Richard Evans Schultes, to investigate...
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Banana fiber sanitary pads can solve big problems in India

October 30, 2017
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Banana fiber sanitary pads can solve big problems in India

Saathi pads improve women’s well-being and keep millions of tons of waste out of landfills. Written by Steve Dent: With its sanitary pads for the Indian market, startup company Saathi solves two problems at once. Just 16 percent of women in India use them due to poverty and other reasons, which causes health and...
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Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Report 2017: Competitive Landscape Analysis of International Market Including Development Trends with Forecast 2023

October 26, 2017
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Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Report 2017: Competitive Landscape Analysis of International Market Including Development Trends with Forecast 2023

Global Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Report, Is a Proficient and Detail Research on Latest Technological Advancements with Market Share Analysis of The Top Players In this Industry. This Report Provides Strategic Recommendations in Key Business Segments Based on the Haitian Vetiver Oil Market Estimations along with Growth Factors and Investment Opportunities Worldwide. The Global...
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Rice and Beans: $1.20 in New York, $73 in Haiti

October 20, 2017
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Rice and Beans: $1.20 in New York, $73 in Haiti

AG Mag.com By Anne Weir Schechinger, Senior Analyst, Economics Wednesday, October 18, 2017 People in developing nations don’t go hungry because there’s not enough food to go around. It’s because they’re poor. The United Nations World Food Programme just released a report on the cost, relative to average income, of a basic meal such...
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Une fourmi vorace s’attaque aux plantations et même aux petits enfants

October 14, 2017
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Une fourmi vorace s’attaque aux plantations et même aux petits enfants

Pour le moment, le phénomène se cantonnerait à la localité de « Boucan » 2eme section communale de Chambellan dans la Grand’Anse. Des gens de la localité déplorent une invasion de grosses fourmis qui s’attaquent aux plantations, aux bétails et même aux petits enfants. Si ces fourmis pouvaient être observés dans la zone depuis deux ans,...
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Sustainable Cotton Raises Funds for Puerto Rico

October 13, 2017
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Sustainable Cotton Raises Funds for Puerto Rico

On Wednesday, leading figures in the sustainable cotton field from around the world were attending the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference in Washington, D.C. and heard a heart-wrenching first-person report from farmer Yanna Muriel Mohan about the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria on organic smallholder farmers in Puerto Rico. LaRhea Pepper (right), Managing  Director of...
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