Earthquake/CHOLERA

Articles and image gallery from the 2010 earthquakes in Haiti

Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight

September 17, 2016
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Trudeau, Gates raise billions for AIDS, TB and malaria fight

TORONTO • Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Saturday that a record $12.9 billion had been raised for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over the next three years. Trudeau made the announcement on the second and final day of an international donors’ meeting as Microsoft founder Bill Gates, U2 frontman...
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Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants

September 17, 2016
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Just 5.7 Percent Of Clinton Foundation Budget Actually Went To Charitable Grants

Just 5.7 percent of the Clinton Foundation’s massive 2014 budget actually went to charitable grants, according to the tax-exempt organization’s IRS filings. The rest went to salaries and employee benefits, fundraising and “other expenses.” The Clinton Foundation spent a hair under $91.3 million in 2014, the organization’s IRS filings show. But less than $5.2 million...
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University of Florida awarded $1.7M to study Zika in Haiti

September 16, 2016
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University of Florida awarded $1.7M to study Zika in Haiti

Florida Gov. Rick Scott talks with students who are studying the Zika virus, while visiting a classroom on the first day of school at the Jose de Diego Middle School, Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, in the Wynwood neighborhood of Miami. Mosquito-borne Zika cases have been found in an area of Wynwood, and in a...
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New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

September 16, 2016
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New mosquito-borne disease detected in Haiti

John Lednicky, Ph.D. Credit: Image courtesy of UF Health University of Florida researchers have identified a patient in Haiti with a serious mosquito-borne illness that has never before been reported in the Caribbean nation. Known as “Mayaro virus,” it is closely related to chikungunya virus and was first isolated in Trinidad in 1954. Most...
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Health experts: Zika threat is serious – and getting bigger

July 14, 2016
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7 microcephalic infants have been born in the United States CDC head says health agency diverting funds from other needs to fight Zika. Three senior U.S. government experts testify before a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee to urge Congress to pass a $1.1 billion Zika prevention bill stalled by partisan politics. The bill stalled after...
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State Dept. should demand UN take responsibility in Haiti

July 13, 2016
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State Dept. should demand UN take responsibility in Haiti

HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images A boy received the second dose of the vaccine against cholera in Saut d’Eau, in the Central Plateau of Haiti, in 2014. July 12, 2016 When a bipartisan group in Congress can agree on something, it’s worth noting. Especially when these lawmakers are pushing for action to save innocent lives and...
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Did Red Cross spend too much on overhead as part of its Haiti relief efforts?

June 18, 2016
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Did Red Cross spend too much on overhead as part of its Haiti relief efforts?

Red Cross workers carry the body of a man who was killed after a carnival float hit power lines, at a hospital in Port-au-Prince in February 2015. (Reuters/Jeanty Junior Augustin) With all its good works around the world, the American Red Cross (ARC) has a reputation that is near angelic. But its halo is...
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Did Red Cross spend too much on overhead as part of its Haiti relief efforts?

June 18, 2016
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Did Red Cross spend too much on overhead as part of its Haiti relief efforts?

Red Cross workers carry the body of a man who was killed after a carnival float hit power lines, at a hospital in Port-au-Prince in February 2015. (Reuters/Jeanty Junior Augustin) With all its good works around the world, the American Red Cross (ARC) has a reputation that is near angelic. But its halo is...
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Cholera vaccine study in Haiti suggests problems with current booster regimen

June 17, 2016
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Cholera vaccine study in Haiti suggests problems with current booster regimen

Cholera bacteria. Credit: Public DomainCholera outbreaks are on the rise. To prevent and control them, three oral cholera vaccines are currently approved by WHO. A study published in PLOS NTDs examining the immune response to one of them in Haitian adults finds that while the first vaccine round elicits a strong cholera-specific response in...
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Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expense

June 16, 2016
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Report: Red Cross Spent 25 Percent Of Haiti Donations On Internal Expense

The American Red Cross spent a quarter of the money people donated after the 2010 Haiti earthquake — or almost $125 million — on its own internal expenses, far more than the charity previously had disclosed, according to a report released Thursday by Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. This story was reported in partnership between...
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Great first, two Haitian admitted to the Coast Guard Academy

June 12, 2016
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Great first, two Haitian admitted to the Coast Guard Academy

Haiti Libre: Thursday, during a ceremony held at the U.S. Embassy, the U.S Ambassador to Haiti, Mr. Peter F. Mulrean, in the presence of Haitian government officials including the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Camille Edouard Junior and the Director of the Haitian National Police (HNP), Michel-Ange Gédéon, saluted the admission of two...
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UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

June 12, 2016
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UN supports Government in potable water campaign reaching 30,000 residents

A woman along with her son, fills her containers at a water distribution point in Las Palmas, Haiti. Logan Abassi/UN/MINUSTAH 10 June 2016 – Some 30,000 residents of three localities in Haiti now have access to potable water, thanks to a sanitation campaign launched by the Government and supported by the United Nations following...
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Haiti – USA : $11M donation for WFP emergency operation in Haiti

June 8, 2016
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Haiti – USA : $11M donation for WFP emergency operation in Haiti

Haiti Libre: The World Food Programme (WFP) Tuesday welcomed a contribution of US$11 million from the Government of the United States of America through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The donation will be used to assist about 170,000 Haitians for three months, as part of an emergency drought operation. Some 1.5 million...
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The true cost of ZIKA could be staggering

June 4, 2016
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The true cost of ZIKA could be staggering

While Congress continues to debate President Obama’s proposal to spend $1.8 billion to fight the Zika virus, an unpleasant reality is beginning to surface. That figure could be insignificant compared to the total long-term cost if Zika runs rampant across the country this summer. The warning signs are already here. The first “Zika baby”...
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From Haiti earthquake victim to high school valedictorian

June 4, 2016
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From Haiti earthquake victim to high school valedictorian

Joe Freddy Francois doesn’t remember how long his family’s house shook. Mostly, he remembers the shock — the actual, physical shock, and the emotional toll that followed. He was a child in Port-au-Prince the day an earthqake struck Haiti in January 2010. He was watching television with his sister when they suddenly felt the...
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UN response to Haiti cholera epidemic critics signals ‘potential breakthrough’

June 2, 2016
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UN response to Haiti cholera epidemic critics signals ‘potential breakthrough’

Letter discussed United Nations’ ‘human rights obligation’ amid deadly outbreak brought into Haiti by peacekeepers Figaro Nau rests on a stretcher in the Cholera Treatment Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. At least 30,000 people have died from the outbreak, latest studies show. Photograph: Andres Martinez Casares/Reuters Ed Pilkington in New York The United Nations is...
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Haiti struggles to contain massive cholera outbreak

May 29, 2016
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Haiti struggles to contain massive cholera outbreak

Victor Muisyo with Reuters Health departments in Haiti have issued alerts on a looming cholera outbreak in the troubled Caribbean nation. Haiti’s cholera epidemic began just ten months after the devastating earthquake that shook the country in 2010. This year alone, there’s been an outbreak of 16,000 cases according to the country’s health ministry....
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UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera

May 28, 2016
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UN agencies support Government in vaccination campaign against cholera

Government of Haiti has launched a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. Photo: UN/MINUSTAH/Logan Abassi 25 May 2016 – Two United Nations agencies said today they are supporting the Government of Haiti in a vaccination campaign against cholera that aims to reach 400,000 people in 2016. In a...
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Advice for Hillary Clinton on Her Brother’s Bad Judgment

May 28, 2016
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Advice for Hillary Clinton on Her Brother’s Bad Judgment

Tony Rodham’s involvement in a gold-mining operation in Haiti is under scrutiny. By John Cavanagh Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton The Washington Post reported on Saturday that Hillary Clinton’s brother Tony Rodham is on the advisory board of a company that is trying to mine gold in Haiti. No one should be judged...
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CDB approves US$3.5-m grant to pay Haiti’s catastrophe risk insurance

May 25, 2016
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CDB approves US$3.5-m grant to pay Haiti’s catastrophe risk insurance

People walk among damaged buildings in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit the country leaving thousands dead and many displaced. (Photo: AP) KINGSTON, Jamaica – The Caribbean Development Bank’s (CDB) board of directors has approved a grant of US$3.5 million to pay Haiti’s catastrophe risk insurance premium for the coming year. This marks...
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