Reposted from NPR Global Health By Jason Beaubien Haiti has finally carried out a nationwide campaign to get rid of the parasitic worms that cause elephantiasis. Haiti has waged other campaigns against the condition, characterized by severe disfiguration of the legs and arms. But until now, it has never managed to adequately reach residents of… Continue reading Haiti Moves a Step Closer toward Eradicating Elephantiasis
Democracy NOW! recently hosted Dr. Paul Farmer to discuss his work in Rwanda, Haiti and his latest book, To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation. Farmer decided to compile a collection of commencement addresses he has delivered to graduating college students over the past decade, through which he encourages them to… Continue reading Dr. Paul Farmer: Communities Should Lead Problem-Solving in Haiti
Re-posted from BBC News Latin America and the Caribbean By Mark Doyle, BBC International Development Correspondent May 29, 2013 UN efforts to tackle cholera in Haiti are “almost non-existent”, a charity says, as the world body faces court action for inadvertently starting a cholera epidemic in the country. Late last year, the UN launched a… Continue reading UN Anti-Cholera Plan in Haiti ‘Failing’
Source: The Miami Herald. PORT-AU-PRINCE — Traveling to Haiti just got a bit more competitive. JetBlue Airways, the low-cost carrier that has become a major player in the South Florida and Caribbean market, said Thursday it plans to begin offering daily nonstop service to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, from New York and Fort-Lauderdale-Hollywood as early as December. The… Continue reading Travel to Haiti Becoming More Competitive
Fonkoze, the largest microfinance organization in Haiti, surprised members of GW IAS with an ad in the GW Hatchet last week. Their sign reads “Thank you GW IAS!” in Kreyòl. The ad was placed in appreciation for the recent Fonkoze fundraiser sponsored by the IAS.
Haitian-American author Edwige Danticat has been honored by fellow writers for her book “Create Dangerously” published by Editions Grasset. The pan-Caribbean awards panel, convened at the third International Congress of Caribbean Writers held in French-speaking Guadeloupe earlier this month, awarded Danticat its literary prize. The literary luminaries on the panel included Roger Toumson, president of… Continue reading Caribbean Writers Honor Haitian-American Author Edwige Danticat
Since his appointment in May, 2012, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe has spearheaded Haiti’s anti-corruption efforts. The prime minister has also continued focusing on Haiti’s development efforts and channeling foreign investment to create employment opportunities. At the same time, the Haitian government continues efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and political stability in a challenging environment. Source:… Continue reading CSIS Statesmen’s Forum: His Excellency Prime Minister of Haiti
For the first time since four back-to-back storms and hurricanes battered Haiti five years ago, the U.N.’s lead feeding program and other agencies don’t have enough food to stockpile in strategic areas before a major storm hits. Source: The Miami Herald Read the full story here.
Haiti’s Resistance Artists create street sculptures — huge metal configurations that speak to the devastation following the 2010 earthquake and the stark separation between the country’s rich and poor. Source: NPR Listen to the story here
A Duke conference this week examined Haiti and its reconstruction following the 2010 earthquake. Source: Duke Today Read the full article here.