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Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreading rapidly in Haiti

May 14, 2014
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Mosquito-borne chikungunya virus spreading rapidly in Haiti

An aedes aegypti mosquito, responsible for spreading the chikungunya virus, is shown on human skin. (AP Photo/USDA, File) A mosquito-borne virus that was detected for the first time in Haiti last week has quickly spread throughout the Caribbean nation, a health official said Tuesday. Some 1,529 cases of the chikungunya virus have been confirmed,...
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Mosquito-borne virus spreads rapidly in Haiti

May 14, 2014
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Mosquito-borne virus spreads rapidly in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A mosquito-borne virus that was detected for the first time in Haiti last week has quickly spread throughout the Caribbean nation, a health official said Tuesday. Some 1,529 cases of the chikungunya virus have been confirmed, said Ronald Singer, a spokesman for Haiti’s health ministry. The bulk of the cases,...
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Deforestation d’Haiti

May 13, 2014
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Deforestation d’Haiti

Cher Fre-m yo, Mwe atache yon etid yon fre kretyen sou grangou k-ap vini. Le-m te rive an 1946, papa-m te voye Fre Elima Henri ak machet li sou cheval devan ti Jeep li pou taye branch bayawon-n sou ti wout bourik ki te soti Gonaives pou ale l’Anse Rouge. Le-n rive Mole St...
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Participation du Président de la République à la remise officielle d’un premier lot d’équipements agricoles à Haïti

May 9, 2014
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Participation du Président de la République à la remise officielle d’un premier lot d’équipements agricoles à Haïti

Participation du Président de la République à la remise officielle d’un premier lot d’équipements agricoles à Haïti par le Venezuela Quarante-quatre (44) tracteurs, trente-cinq (35) motoculteurs, cinquante et un (51) trayeuses et cents (100) pompes d’aspersion pour faciliter le travail des agriculteurs haïtiens Port-au-Prince,  jeudi 8 Mai 2014: Le Président de la République, S.E.M....
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As Haiti awaits confirmation, a quickly spreading mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean sparks concern

May 2, 2014
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As Haiti awaits confirmation, a quickly spreading mosquito-borne virus in Caribbean sparks concern

With more than 4,000 cases and six deaths in the Caribbean, a mosquito-borne virus that is similar to dengue fever is stirring concerns. Craig Riviere, 28, stands next to an open gully near his home in Tarish Pit, Dominica that is a breeding ground for the mosquito that spreads dengue and chikungunya virus that...
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International Recycling Helps Clean up Haiti, Create New Income

April 29, 2014
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International Recycling Helps Clean up Haiti, Create New Income

By TRENTON DANIEL Associated Press Haiti’s central government collects only about 40 percent of the capital’s garbage, leaving the rest to pile up in streets and gutters in impoverished neighborhoods, adding to the nation’s misery. But now, several entrepreneurial firms have stepped in to combat both blight and poverty as Haitians learn how to...
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Perfumers promote fair trade for Haiti’s ‘super-crop’

April 25, 2014
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Perfumers promote fair trade for Haiti’s ‘super-crop’

(Reuters) – With the sun barely up, beads of sweat already dot the brow of a barefoot farmer as he hacks at the soil with a pickax, digging up a precious root that has been dubbed Haiti’s “super-crop.” The vetiver plant, a tropical grass, is a little-known Haitian agricultural treasure, producing one of the...
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Haiti’s current drought: An opportunity to build climate change resilience?

April 24, 2014
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Haiti’s current drought: An opportunity to build climate change resilience?

April 22, 2014 Posted by Guest Blogger The mayor of Grande-Saline in rural Artibonite, Haiti enlisted support from Oxfam in 2011 to address flood control. Through a cash-for-work program, two 132-member work teams helped clean out drainage channels that serve about 2,000 people in the area. Photo: Chris Hufstader / Oxfam America A new...
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Les agriculteurs du haut Artibonite s’alarment face à la secheresse-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

April 19, 2014
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Les agriculteurs du haut Artibonite s’alarment face à la secheresse-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Le Nouvelliste | Publié le : 16 avril 2014 Les autorités agricoles sont dans la ligne de mire des planteurs de la plaine des Gonaïves et de plusieurs autres communes du haut Artibonite. Selon les protestataires, ces responsables n’ont rien fait pour les aider à mener à bien leurs activités. Aux Gonaïves, l’agriculture se...
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U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Chikungunya Fever Health Alert

April 16, 2014
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U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Chikungunya Fever Health Alert

U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince Health Message for U.S. Citizens April 16, 2014 Chikungunya Fever Health Alert The U.S. Embassy has received reports that chikungunya fever has been detected in the Dominican Republic; spread to Haiti is considered likely.  We are issuing this message to inform Americans about the disease and to provide tips on how...
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