Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Scientists optimistic chikungunya vaccine could be available as soon as end of next year

July 20, 2014
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Scientists optimistic chikungunya vaccine could be available as soon as end of next year

July 14, 2014 By Health Aha Editor’s Pick A joint effort between the Federal Drug Administration, N.C. State and the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and Raleigh Lab Arbovax is underway to produce a chikungunya vaccine. via NC scientists scramble to create vaccine for chikungunya | www.wsoctv.com. For more on this topic, see our Health...
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Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 19, 2014
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Chinese leader woos Latin America with deals-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Brasilia (Brazil) (AFP) – China’s president pressed a charm offensive with Latin America on Thursday, signing deals with Brazil, meeting regional leaders and proposing a $20 billion infrastructure fund that highlights Beijing’s growing interests in the region. President Xi Jinping was greeted with a military honor guard in Brasilia by President Dilma Rousseff before...
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U.N. chief makes ‘necessary pilgrimage’ to Haiti, meets cholera victims-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

July 16, 2014
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U.N. chief makes ‘necessary pilgrimage’ to Haiti, meets cholera victims-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

In a show of solidarity with the people of Haiti, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon meets Haitians hard-hit by cholera and helps launch a sanitation campaign to help eliminate the disease. Now is not the time for donor fatigue, he says. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon emerges from a house where he visited with...
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How Hurricane Katrina Inspired A Revolutionary New Disaster Shelter

July 16, 2014
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How Hurricane Katrina Inspired A Revolutionary New Disaster Shelter

The crisis that followed Hurricane Katrina eight years ago inspired Michael McDaniel to create EXO. The innovative emergency housing system offers a surprisingly simple alternative to house the over 32 million people who are displaced from natural disasters every year. SEE VIDEO HERE By Tony Castle Email Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in...
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In Haiti, Ban calls for greater efforts to improve water and sanitation, end cholera epidemic

July 15, 2014
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In Haiti, Ban calls for greater efforts to improve water and sanitation, end cholera epidemic

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (third from the right) visits with a family in Los Palmas, Haiti. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras 7 Print 14 July 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for intensified efforts to ensure access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation in Haiti, as he launched a new United Nations-supported initiative and met...
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UN Chief in Haiti Launches Sanitation Program

July 15, 2014
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UN Chief in Haiti Launches Sanitation Program

LOS PALMAS, Haiti — Jul 14, 2014, 10:33 PM ET By PIERRE-RICHARD LUXAMA and DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited rural Haiti on Monday to help launch a program to improve sanitation and fight the spread of cholera, a disease many Haitians blame U.N. peacekeepers for introducing to the impoverished Caribbean...
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How basketball is helping to heal Haiti after 2010 quake

July 15, 2014
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How basketball is helping to heal Haiti after 2010 quake

Thestar.com AP Boys play basketball in front of the collapsed National Palace in Port-au-Prince Bedeviled Haiti usually finds its way into international headlines for the wrong reasons: poverty, natural disasters, potential pandemics, civil war. The curtain has been pulled back on another side to Haiti, namely the country’s love for sports. As the website...
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Voodoo won’t save Haiti, says cardinal

July 15, 2014
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Voodoo won’t save Haiti, says cardinal

Traditional faith ‘offers no real solutions for the poor’ and is a big social problem, says new prelate Rashmee Roshan Lall in Port au Prince The Guardian, Sunday 13 July 2014 15.15 EDT Voodoo believers dance in the rain during an Easter ceremony in Souvenance, Haiti. Photograph: Ramon Espinosa/AP Haiti’s first Roman Catholic cardinal...
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United Nations top official goes to Haiti to promote cholera elimination, elections

July 15, 2014
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United Nations top official goes to Haiti to promote cholera elimination, elections

While not offering an apology or admission, the head of the United Nations says the global body bears “a moral responsibility” in helping Haiti tackle what experts say is the world’s worst cholera epidemic. Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in his 38th floor office in New York City on Thursday, July 10....
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Haitian marathoners train in Boulder

July 15, 2014
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Haitian marathoners train in Boulder

Five marathoners from Haiti and their coach train Friday with Alan Culpepper, right, on the South Boulder Creek Trail. The runners are Bertine Laine, back left, Astrel Clovis, Petrus Cesarion, Carline Lamour, Jean Macksony and coach Gerard Cassamajor, in orange. (Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera) Mike Sandrock, On Running (Camera file photo) When a...
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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself

July 15, 2014
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The west’s peanut butter bias chokes Haiti’s attempts to feed itself

Local provider of food to tackle malnourishment faces closure because aid agencies buy subsidised products from abroad The Guardian Online Haitian children are checked by health agents for signs of malnutrition. Photograph: MFK Bedline is 17 months and weighs just 5.3kg. She lies feverish and quiet in her grandmother’s arms, eyes glazed, her pale...
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International Grace, Danger Blend in Haiti’s Machete Fighting

July 15, 2014
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International Grace, Danger Blend in Haiti’s Machete Fighting

JACMEL, Haiti — Jul 9, 2014, 9:05 AM ET By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Two men pivot and slide in a forest clearing, their bodies weaving before a handful of spectators in what could be a graceful dance except that each waves a machete, blades glinting in tropical sunlight. The barefoot men are father...
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UN rights expert urges durable solutions for Haiti’s displaced, vulnerable

July 5, 2014
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UN rights expert urges durable solutions for Haiti’s displaced, vulnerable

Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Chaloka Beyani. UN Photo/Evan Schneider 4 July 2014 – Four years after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, it is time to move from a largely humanitarian approach to a development based drive, a United Nations human rights expert said today, while calling for...
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Virus Strikes Hard in Haiti’s Crowded Shantytowns

July 3, 2014
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Virus Strikes Hard in Haiti’s Crowded Shantytowns

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Jul 3, 2014, 12:08 AM ET By DAVID McFADDEN Associated Press Within a dense cluster of flimsy shacks made mostly of plastic tarp and wooden planks, a young mother cradles her sick, whimpering toddler while trying to guard against a fierce tropical sun. Delimene Saint Lise says she’s doing her best...
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HAITIAN CHILDRENS’ FUND COORDINATES ONE WORLD FUTBOLS IN HAITI

July 3, 2014
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HAITIAN CHILDRENS’ FUND COORDINATES ONE WORLD FUTBOLS IN HAITI

See video HERE By Katie Couric Imagine this scene in your neighborhood: A group of kids plays a pickup soccer game. They kick around the ball in the street or maybe in someone’s backyard. The ball bounces from child to child, off of feet, knees, heads. “We look at it…as an essential tool for...
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NOTICE : Foreigners must pay income tax in Haiti

July 2, 2014
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NOTICE : Foreigners must pay income tax in Haiti

Haiti Libre: “The Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) reminds physical persons or entities who use the services of a foreigner whose tax domicile is outside of Haiti during a temporary stay in the country, their obligation to pay the tax administration, within 15 days after the payment of its remuneration, the amount of Income...
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Haiti Hopes For Help — But Not Charity

July 1, 2014
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Haiti Hopes For Help — But Not Charity

President of Haiti Michel Martelly at the Wall Street Journal’s New York headquarters. Dan Keeler for The Wall Street Journal The President of Haiti, Michel Martelly, dropped in to the Wall Street Journal’s New York headquarters a few days ago to talk about his plans for stabilizing and expanding Haiti’s economy. Devastated by an...
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Why Sean Penn is Wrong About Haiti

June 27, 2014
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Why Sean Penn is Wrong About Haiti

Counterpunch.com A Nation That Remains Hostage to the Dictates of a Wealthy Elite. by KEVIN PINA There are regular demonstrations in Haiti demanding the resignation of President Martelly, protests against the leveling of homes in downtown Port au Prince, protests against the confiscation of lands for tourism projects on the island of Île à...
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The financial support of Europe firmly supervised

June 27, 2014
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The financial support of Europe firmly supervised

Haiti Libre: The Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, and Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, Director General for Development and Cooperation of the European Union (EU) on Tuesday signed www.haitilibre.com/en/news-11440-haiti-economy-6-9-billion-gdes-in-budgetary-support-from-the-european-union.html a budget Convention amounting to 112 million euros. These funds will be used budgetary support over the next two years to boost reform in public administration, public...
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Why did so many people die in Haiti’s quake?

June 24, 2014
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Why did so many people die in Haiti’s quake?

By Lucy Rodgers BBC News The devastating earthquakes that hit China on 12 May 2008, Italy on 6 April 2009 and Haiti one month ago all measured above 6.0 and took many lives. But why was the human cost so much greater for Haiti? When Pete Garratt, Red Cross head of disaster relief, received...
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