Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Haiti could solve its drastic plastic problem and help its most vulnerable

June 7, 2014
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Haiti could solve its drastic plastic problem and help its most vulnerable

With waste from discarded plastic products a growing problem in Haiti, it is time informal waste-pickers were properly incentivised Plastic proliferation … the streets of Port-au-Prince and other Haitian cities are increasingly awash with refuse. Photograph: Thony Belizaire/AFP/Getty Images Take a walk through the streets of Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, and you will be struck...
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Like It or Not Île à Vache Haiti “Open for Business”

June 7, 2014
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Like It or Not Île à Vache Haiti “Open for Business”

by JESSICA HSU and MARK SCHULLER Recently Haiti President Michel Martelly celebrated his third year in office. He gained wide support from the U.S. on his election platform which persists as his administration’s slogan: “Haiti is open for business.” Three days after his inauguration, Martelly landed at Île à Vache’s Abaka Bay resort and extended an offer of one million...
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The demolition of the area of public utility, began in Port-au-Prince-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

June 5, 2014
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The demolition of the area of public utility, began in Port-au-Prince-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Nearly 4 years after the decree of expropriation of Port-au-Prince center, 2 September 2010 http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-1156-haiti-reconstructionpublication-of-the-decree-of-expropriation-for-the-pap-downtown.html issued under the Préval administration, which then declared 200 hectares, as area of public interest, and after repeal of of this decree by the Government Martelly / Lamothe May 29, 2012, reducing the size of this area to 30...
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Chikungunya cases surge in Dominican Republic, Haiti

June 4, 2014
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Chikungunya cases surge in Dominican Republic, Haiti

Chikungunya infections in Caribbean countries spiked last week, led by quickly growing numbers mainly in the Latin parts of the region, according to the latest update from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Also two new countries—Barbados and Chile—are investigating their first suspected or confirmed imported cases, according to media and infectious disease reporting...
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In Haiti, UNICEF handed out millions without proper oversight, report says

June 4, 2014
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In Haiti, UNICEF handed out millions without proper oversight, report says

In this file photo, a UNICEF staffer supervises the unloading of a planeload of aid at the Port-au-Prince airport. FOX NEWS Even while it was sending out urgent appeals for funds to help poor people in Haiti, the local office of UNICEF was handing out tens of millions of dollars to local partners without proper...
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Sur le radar Chikungunya, le virus qui frappe les Antilles

June 1, 2014
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Sur le radar Chikungunya, le virus qui frappe les Antilles

(Reuters)Les hôpitaux des Antilles et des Caraïbes sont débordés par un virus en rapide propagation à travers les îles. Des milliers de personnes souffrent de maux de tête, de fièvre et de douleurs intenses aux jointures. C’est à un point tel que certaines victimes peuvent à peine marcher ou utiliser leurs mains… La maladie...
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PREVAL REFUSED OFFER OF CHOLERA VACCINE – NOW PROVIDED BY MARTELLY- THOUSANDS DIED NEEDLESSLY

May 30, 2014
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PREVAL REFUSED OFFER OF CHOLERA VACCINE – NOW PROVIDED BY MARTELLY- THOUSANDS DIED NEEDLESSLY

Cholera vaccine offered to President Preval – Refused by Preval and Dr Larsen Minister of Health on basis that if peasants received vaccine they would do nothing to clean up Haiti. 20,000 – not 8500- died as a result, murdered through indifference of Preval team. Now Martelly has provided vaccine. Better late than never...
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$2.5M to equip in solar energy Hospital La Providence in Gonaïves

May 26, 2014
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$2.5M to equip in solar energy Hospital La Providence in Gonaïves

Covering an area of ​​10,380 m2 and a capacity of 200 beds, the new Hospital will have for vocationcare for mothers and children. It will include among others: 4 hospitalization blocks, 1 surgical block, maternity, intensive care unit, particularly for newborns, an emergency department, a laboratory and a pharmacy, among others… The inauguration of...
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Haiti Gets $45 Million Tourism Development Grant From World Bank

May 26, 2014
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Haiti Gets $45 Million Tourism Development Grant From World Bank

Above: Haiti’s National History Park By the Caribbean Journal staff The World Bank’s Board of Directors has approved a $45 million grant to develop tourism in Haiti. The grant from the International Development Association aims to improve access, conservation and management at the World Heritage Site of Haiti’s National History Park and the historic...
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Palm Beach County man diagnosed with chikungunya

May 23, 2014
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Palm Beach County man diagnosed with chikungunya

A 66-year-old man became the first person in Palm Beach County — and the fourth in Florida — to come down with chikungunya fever after contracting the mosquito-borne virus in the Caribbean, the county Health Department announced Wednesday. The unidentified man began feeling ill on May 15, shortly after returning home from a trip...
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