Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Reports reenergise debate over Haiti cholera outbreak-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 29, 2013
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Reports reenergise debate over Haiti cholera outbreak-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Author: SciDev.Net – María Elena Hurtado -Thomson Reuters The dispute between scientists over the origins of the cholera epidemic in Haiti has been further fuelled by two conflicting reports. One report published this month argues that the epidemic is directly traceable to UN peacekeepers and the inadequate waste infrastructure at their base, while the second,...
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Clinic-on-wheels helping hundreds in Haiti

August 29, 2013
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Clinic-on-wheels helping hundreds in Haiti

BYRON TWP, Mich. (WZZM) – Last March, we told you about a medical clinic-on-wheels being sent to Haiti to provide aid to people without any way to pay for it. We’re happy to report the van has been a hit; already helping hundreds. The first group of West Michigan missionaries using the van returned...
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Latin America, UN remain supportive of Haiti peacekeepers

August 29, 2013
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Latin America, UN remain supportive of Haiti peacekeepers

By Aaron Morrison Special to the Miami Herald UNITED NATIONS — Countries participating in a UN-led stabilization mission in Haiti on Wednesday pledged their continued support, citing encouraging signs the government is taking calls for electoral reform seriously. But during a Security Council debate on the mission, known as MINUSTAH, more than two dozen...
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Minister Paradis Visits Haiti to Assess Progress and Challenges

August 29, 2013
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Minister Paradis Visits Haiti to Assess Progress and Challenges

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI–(Marketwired – Aug. 28, 2013) - In his first international trip since being appointed Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, the Honourable Christian Paradis visited Haiti to see first-hand what progress has been made, what results have been achieved, and what development challenges must be tackled going forward. “Canadians are...
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INGENUITY OVERCOMES COMMON SENSE Much-Delayed “Haiti on Ice” Finally Goes On with a few dozen Spectators-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 28, 2013
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INGENUITY OVERCOMES COMMON SENSE Much-Delayed “Haiti on Ice” Finally Goes On with a few dozen Spectators-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

Haiti’s much-delayed ice-skating show has finally begun. The four-night run of “Haiti on Ice” was supposed to have been last November. But snags such as an ice rink that kept melting and a hurricane last year were blamed for a dozen-plus delays. The holdups turned the show into a something of a joke. Many...
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Of poverty and sacrifice in Haiti

August 28, 2013
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Of poverty and sacrifice in Haiti

Win McNamee/Getty Images Young Haitian boys watch from the beach on January 21, 2010 in Leogane, Haiti. Interview by Kai Ryssdal Marketplace for Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Even before the earthquake back in 2010, Haiti was no easy place. Hardships and poverty, instability and violence are a long part of its history. Throw in...
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Cuban Doctors Bring Eyesight, Healthcare to Haiti

August 28, 2013
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Cuban Doctors Bring Eyesight, Healthcare to Haiti

Many Haitian women have their blood pressure taken for the first time at mobile clinics like this one staffed by a Cuban medical brigade in Salomon market in Port-au-Prince. Credit: Patricia Grogg/IPS PORT-AU-PRINCE, Aug 28 2013 (IPS) – It’s Saturday, and the entrance hall of a police station in front of the busy market...
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The Power Of Insurance: Why Haiti’s Future Depends On Planning For The Worst

August 28, 2013
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The Power Of Insurance: Why Haiti’s Future Depends On Planning For The Worst

In partnership with the Opportunities for the Majority initiative at the Inter-American Development Bank, the Skoll World Forum asked the chief executives of some of the leading market-based, sustainable businesses that serve the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean to talk about their efforts to bring about opportunity and change to those who...
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Technical guidelines of an ice rink-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

August 25, 2013
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Technical guidelines of an ice rink-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth

General introduction Ice rink facilities share all the same concerns: energy usage, operating costs and indoor climate. Ice rink design and operation are totally unique and differ in many ways from standard buildings. Thermal conditions vary from -5 ºC on the ice surface to +10 ºC in the stand and +20 ºC in the...
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