Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Canada stands by Haiti amid nightmare

December 20, 2010
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Canada stands by Haiti amid nightmare

Veniel Calixte welcomed the Canadians to his disaster, hoping for saviours or at least a way out. The Port-au-Prince artist became a paid minder and local fixer to international news crews — including QMI Agency — in the wake of last January’s earthquake that devastated large sections of his home country of Haiti. Reliable...
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Haiti cholera death toll starts to rise again, but don’t worry folks, the UN is going to create a panel to investigate the situation, next spring

December 20, 2010
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Haiti cholera death toll starts to rise again, but don’t worry folks, the UN is going to create a panel to investigate the situation, next spring

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haiti’s cholera death toll has jumped by about 210, with more than 2400 now dead, health officials in the capital say. The deaths shook hopes that the outbreak had begun to taper off. However, there are signs of potential progress in the earthquake-ravaged country. A study by the International Office of Migration shows...
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WHILE HAITIANS DIE FROM A MINUSTAH INITIATED CHOLERA EPIDEMIC THE WHO WILL NOT DO ANYTHING TILL SPRING!!!-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 20, 2010
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WHILE HAITIANS DIE FROM A MINUSTAH INITIATED CHOLERA EPIDEMIC THE WHO WILL NOT DO ANYTHING TILL SPRING!!!-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

NPR: Experts emerged Friday from an emergency session at the Pan American Health Organization saying that Haiti should get cholera vaccine. But they say it won’t happen until next spring at the earliest. The planet’s supplies of cholera vaccine are so tight that it will take a long time before vaccination can reach a...
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Experts disagree on Haiti cholera source as cases near 100,000

December 20, 2010
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Experts disagree on Haiti cholera source as cases near 100,000

Lisa Schnirring  Staff Writer Dec 8, 2010 (CIDRAP News) – A report by an epidemiologist sent by France to assist Haiti with the cholera response said United Nations (UN) peacekeeping forces from Nepal are the most likely source of the outbreak, though others deny the claims or say the findings are inconclusive. The Associated...
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Haiti: Cholera Vaccine Pilot Program Recommended

December 20, 2010
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Haiti: Cholera Vaccine Pilot Program Recommended

By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. NY Times: There is enough approved cholera vaccine stockpiled in the world to vaccinate only 50,000 people, a panel of cholera experts convened by the Pan American Health Organization said Friday. Given the shortage, the panel recommended starting a pilot program in Haiti to test vaccination strategies and waiting...
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Over One Thousand Cuban Health Professionals Working in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

December 18, 2010
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Over One Thousand Cuban Health Professionals Working in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

HAVANA, Cuba, Dec 18 (acn) The number of health professionals of the Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti increased to 1,160 with the arrival there of 62 members of the Henry Reeve International Contingent for Emergency Situations Specialized in Disasters and Epidemics. The Medical Brigade includes 131 doctors who graduated from the Havana-based Latin American...
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Cholera and Haiti

December 18, 2010
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Cholera and Haiti

OPINION NEW YORK TIMES December 17, 2010 With a cholera epidemic raging in Haiti, the United Nations recently issued an urgent appeal for $174 million to provide clean water, sanitation, food and medical treatment. As of this week, it had raised 25 percent of it. More than 100,000 Haitians have fallen ill from cholera,...
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Bill Clinton: Haiti ‘s inefficient Colonial Overlord

December 16, 2010
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Bill Clinton: Haiti ‘s inefficient Colonial Overlord

by Ashley Smith / August 5th, 2010 Amid the hoopla over Chelsea Clinton’s wedding at a posh estate north of New York City, there were plenty of toasts in the media to Bill Clinton and the good works he’s performed since leaving the White House. In particular, Clinton’s role in working with Haiti, both...
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PREVAL – THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE

December 16, 2010
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PREVAL – THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE

PEOPLE ARE NOW REALIZING WHAT PREVAL REALLY IS, ON A MORE PERSONAL LEVEL. ALL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. MAJOR CORPORATE EVENTS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – SUCH AS DIGICEL AND THE HOTEL CARAIBE. THAT IS NICE FOR THOSE WITH MONEY. FOR THE REST, VARIOUS FOREIGN GROUPS FORWARDED A LOT OF...
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DNA breakthrough may help Haiti fight cholera

December 14, 2010
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DNA breakthrough may help Haiti fight cholera

Cholera has killed at least 2,000 people in Haiti since October. Rapid genetic sequencing was used to identify its source. (Associated Press)Xconomy.Com / December 13, 2010 Epidemics can travel around the world in hours on airplanes. But now that DNA sequencing has gotten cheap and fast, researchers are finding ways to precisely identify the...
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