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Health experts: Zika threat is serious – and getting bigger

July 14, 2016
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7 microcephalic infants have been born in the United States CDC head says health agency diverting funds from other needs to fight Zika. Three senior U.S. government experts testify before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to urge Congress to pass a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill stalled by partisan politics. The bill stalled after...
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State Dept. should demand UN take responsibility in Haiti

July 13, 2016
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State Dept. should demand UN take responsibility in Haiti

HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images A boy received the second dose of the vaccine against cholera in Saut d’Eau, in the Central Plateau of Haiti, in 2014. July 12, 2016 When a bipartisan group in Congress can agree on something, it’s worth noting. Especially when these lawmakers are pushing for action to save innocent lives and...
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Did Red Cross spend too much on overhead as part of its Haiti relief efforts?

June 18, 2016
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Did Red Cross spend too much on overhead as part of its Haiti relief efforts?

Red Cross workers carry the body of a man who was killed after a carnival float hit power lines, at a hospital in Port-au-Prince in February 2015. (Reuters/Jeanty Junior Augustin) With all its good works around the world, the American Red Cross (ARC) has a reputation that is near angelic. But its halo is...
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Did Red Cross spend too much on overhead as part of its Haiti relief efforts?

June 18, 2016
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Did Red Cross spend too much on overhead as part of its Haiti relief efforts?

Red Cross workers carry the body of a man who was killed after a carnival float hit power lines, at a hospital in Port-au-Prince in February 2015. (Reuters/Jeanty Junior Augustin) With all its good works around the world, the American Red Cross (ARC) has a reputation that is near angelic. But its halo is...
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Cholera vaccine study in Haiti suggests problems with current booster regimen

June 17, 2016
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Cholera vaccine study in Haiti suggests problems with current booster regimen

Cholera bacteria. Credit: Public DomainCholera outbreaks are on the rise. To prevent and control them, three oral cholera vaccines are currently approved by WHO. A study published in PLOS NTDs examining the immune response to one of them in Haitian adults finds that while the first vaccine round elicits a strong cholera-specific response in...
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Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expense

June 16, 2016
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Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expense

The American Red Cross spent a quarter of the money people donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake — or almost $125 million — on its own internal expenses, far more than the charity previously had disclosed, according to a report released Thursday by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. This story was reported in partnership between...
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Great first, two Haitian admitted to the Coast Guard Academy

June 12, 2016
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Great first, two Haitian admitted to the Coast Guard Academy

Haiti Libre: Thursday, during a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy, the U.S Ambassador to Haiti, Mr. Peter F. Mulrean, in the presence of Haitian government officials including the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Camille Edouard Junior and the Director of the Haitian National Police (HNP), Michel-Ange Gédéon, saluted the admission of two...
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UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

June 12, 2016
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UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

A woman along with her son, fills her containers at a water distribution point in Las Palmas, Haiti. Logan Abassi/UN/MINUSTAH 10 June 2016 – Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the Government and supported by the United Nations following...
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Haiti – USA : $11M donation for WFP emergency operation in Haiti

June 8, 2016
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Haiti – USA : $11M donation for WFP emergency operation in Haiti

Haiti Libre: The World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday welcomed a contribution of US$11 million from the Government of the United States of America through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The donation will be used to assist about 170,000 Haitians for three months, as part of an emergency drought operation. Some 1.5 million...
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The true cost of ZIKA could be staggering

June 4, 2016
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The true cost of ZIKA could be staggering

While Congress continues to debate President Obama’s proposal to spend $1.8 billion to fight the Zika virus, an unpleasant reality is beginning to surface. That figure could be insignificant compared to the total long-term cost if Zika runs rampant across the country this summer. The warning signs are already here. The first “Zika baby”...
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