Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Volunteering for Infection in Hunt for Dengue, Zika Vaccines

March 17, 2016
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Volunteering for Infection in Hunt for Dengue, Zika Vaccines

By lauran neergaard, ap medical writer Forget mosquito bites. Volunteers let researchers inject them with the dengue virus in the name of science — and an experimental vaccine protected them. Next up, scientists plan to use this same strategy against dengue’s cousin, the Zika virus. It’s called a human challenge, a little-known but increasing...
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Haitians Lawsuit Against United Nations Over Cholera Continues

March 15, 2016
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Haitians Lawsuit Against United Nations Over Cholera Continues

The Source.com When cholera first appeared in Haiti, it caused massive panic throughout the country. It was reported well over 100,000 people were infected and close to 10,000 people were killed by the disease. Travel advisories were issued to tourists and foreigners with plans going to Haiti. News organizations headed towards the country to...
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Haiti records nearly 100 cholera deaths in first two months of 2016

March 15, 2016
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Haiti records nearly 100 cholera deaths in first two months of 2016

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (CMC) — Haiti says it has recorded 96 people have died from cholera during the first two months of this year. The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) said there were also 7, 782 cases of the disease during the period January 1 to February 27. But it said...
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Haiti – Cholera : Downward trend but… – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 14, 2016
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Haiti – Cholera : Downward trend but… – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti Libre: Official data published by the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) indicate a gradual reduction in the number of cases. Indeed, from 1 January to 27 February, 7,782 cases and 96 deaths (65 institutional and 31 in community) have been reported, but the trend observed since January 1 to February 27...
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How Global Earthquake Relief Left Haiti In Worse Shape Than Ever

March 9, 2016
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How Global Earthquake Relief Left Haiti In Worse Shape Than Ever

By Christine DiMattei On Jan. 12, 2010, former Associated Press reporter Jonathan Katz was the only full-time American correspondent in Haiti when the earthquake hit. The massive quake left hundreds of thousands of people dead and more than a million homeless. In the immediate aftermath of the disaster, foreign aid was pledged from all corners of...
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Haiti earthquake: $13.5 billion in donations, but is any of it working?

March 9, 2016
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Haiti earthquake: $13.5 billion in donations, but is any of it working?

Seedlings at a farm in the community of Moulin in the 7th Municipality Section of Gros Morne in Haiti. (World Neighbors) Ann M. SimmonsContact Reporter The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010 killed more than 200,000 people, caused widespread devastation and posed even bigger challenges to the already poverty-stricken Caribbean nation....
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Review: ‘Peacekeeping’ Transcends Pre-Quake Haiti Setting

March 9, 2016
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Review: ‘Peacekeeping’ Transcends Pre-Quake Haiti Setting

By jennifer kay, associated press “Peacekeeping” (Sarah Crichton Books/FSG), by Mischa Berlinski While plenty has been written, fiction and nonfiction, about Haiti’s political disgraces, natural disasters, cultural enigmas and entrenched dysfunction, Mischa Berlinski’s new novel stands out for doing far more than dramatizing news headlines about the beleaguered Caribbean nation. On its surface, “Peacekeeping”...
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UN’s own experts chastise Ban Ki-moon over handling of Haiti cholera outbreak – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

March 6, 2016
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UN’s own experts chastise Ban Ki-moon over handling of Haiti cholera outbreak – Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Human rights experts say secretary general’s refusal to allow victims any effective remedy for suffering has stripped thousands of their rights A worker pours water for a patient at Haiti’s first permanent cholera center in downtown Port-au-Prince. Photograph: Dieu Nalio Chery/AP Ed Pilkington in New York @edpilkington Thursday 3 March 2016 15.21 EST Last modified...
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Clinton Aide Demanded to Clear Travel Warnings, Human Rights Reports on Haiti

March 3, 2016
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Clinton Aide Demanded to Clear Travel Warnings, Human Rights Reports on Haiti

State Department releases interfered with fundraiser benefitting Haiti By Alana Goodman State Department officials agreed to give Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff the opportunity to clear travel warnings and human rights reports related to Haiti, after some of the releases hurt fundraising efforts for the 2010 earthquake recovery, according to emails released by the...
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Cholera Quietly Still Kills Dozens a Month in Haiti

March 3, 2016
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Cholera Quietly Still Kills Dozens a Month in Haiti

By david mcfadden, associated press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Mar 3, 2016 A dozen people reclined on cots inside the clinic in the Haitian capital, a few so sick they were receiving intravenous infusions to rehydrate their bodies and spare them an agonizing death. The worst off one recent morning was a thin and spectral...
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Court Hears Suit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera Outbreak

March 2, 2016
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Court Hears Suit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera Outbreak

By RICK GLADSTONE NY Times MARCH 1, 2016 A legal battle by the Haitian victims of a cholera epidemic against the United Nations reached its highest level in an American court on Tuesday, as lawyers for the plaintiffs were permitted to argue before a federal appeals panel why they believe the United Nations is...
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Flooding kills several and damages thousands of homes in Haiti

March 2, 2016
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Flooding kills several and damages thousands of homes in Haiti

By Jacqueline Charles jcharles@miamiherald.com At least one person is dead and four are missing in Haiti after rains triggered mudslides and flooding that damaged more than 10,000 homes, the country’s Civil Protection Office said Monday. Edgard Celestin, a spokesman with the office, said a man was helping a person cross the Dame Marie River...
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The Digicel Foundation inaugurates 5 schools

February 28, 2016
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The Digicel Foundation inaugurates 5 schools

Haiti Libre: Continuing its program to build schools throughout Haiti in order to contribute to the improvement of the quality of education, the Digicel Foundation has recently proceeded to the inauguration of 5 new construction projects. Part of first 20 schools built by the Digicel Foundation during its first year of operation, the Community...
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Haiti: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

February 27, 2016
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Haiti: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 2)

flickr.comWe recently talked about how Haiti is the most mountainous country in the Caribbean and how it was the first country in the world to abolish slavery. Now we are back with seven more little-known facts about the Caribbean country. Number Seven: The Real Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow and his fellow pirates...
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The Albert Schweitzer Hospital converts to solar power

February 17, 2016
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The Albert Schweitzer Hospital converts to solar power

Haiti Libre: The German company Qinous provided at the beginning of this year, a storage device of solar energy in lithium-ion batteries with a total capacity of 200 kW, which can ensure the supply of clean, renewable energy to the Albert Schweitzer Hospital, located in the commune of Deschapelles (Artibonite). After the installation of...
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Port-au-Prince : nouvelles failles cartographiées, menace sismique amplifiée

February 14, 2016
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Port-au-Prince : nouvelles failles cartographiées, menace sismique amplifiée

Les habitants de la zone métropolitaine de Port-au-Prince, plus de 3 millions, vivent sur des « failles actives » qui rendent plus importante la menace sismique, a alerté une étude menée par des scientifiques français. Des scientifiques français de l’équipe de tectonique de l’Institut de physique du globe de Paris (CNRS, Paris Diderot, Sorbonne...
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Haïti-Tension : Un autobus incendié à l’Avenue Christophe…

February 11, 2016
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Port-au-Prince, le 11 février 2016.- Des individus qui se faisaient passés pour des étudiants ont incendié un autobus appartenant au Conseil national des marchés publics (CNMP) ce jeudi en début d’après-midi, à l’Avenue Christophe (Port-au-Prince), non loin de la Cour supérieure des comptes et du contentieux administratif (CS/CCA), avons-nous appris à la rédaction de...
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Enfield community joins forces to send students to Haiti to help families, kids in need

February 11, 2016
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Enfield community joins forces to send students to Haiti to help families, kids in need

A group of 14 Asnuntuck Community College students and staff plan to head to Haiti during spring break to help build a new, hurricane-proof home for a family in need, and they are working to raise the funds. Community members gathered at a pasta dinner Wednesday night and spent $8 for a plate of food,...
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Haitian Migrants Pouring Into Brazil Don’t Find A Warm Welcome

February 9, 2016
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Haitian Migrants Pouring Into Brazil Don’t Find A Warm Welcome

Gabriela Bazzo HuffPost Brazil ASSOCIATED PRESS In this Jan. 13, 2015, photo, migrants, mostly from Haiti, wait to meet an employer at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church which helps recently arrived migrants find work in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Thousands of Haitians have migrated to Brazil in the past few years in search of...
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SONG BY MICHEL MARTELLY JEERS AT FEMALE JOURNALIST – ACTUALLY A PAYBACK FOR HER DEVASTATING UNTRUE, SLANDEROUS ONGOING ATTACK ON MARTELLY’S YOUNG SON OLIVIER, CLAIMING HE WAS ARRESTED IN MIAMI WHEN THIS WAS NOT TRUE. – SEE VIDEO

February 2, 2016
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SONG BY MICHEL MARTELLY JEERS AT FEMALE JOURNALIST – ACTUALLY A PAYBACK FOR HER DEVASTATING UNTRUE, SLANDEROUS  ONGOING ATTACK ON MARTELLY’S YOUNG SON OLIVIER, CLAIMING HE WAS ARRESTED IN MIAMI WHEN THIS WAS NOT TRUE. – SEE VIDEO

By david mcfadden, associated press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Feb 2, 2016, 12:32 AM ET Haiti’s outgoing president has released a brash pop song jeering at his critics and aiming sexually suggestive lyrics at his main target, an award-winning female journalist. In an unusual move by a sitting leader, President Michel Martelly released during what...
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