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The Fasting And The Furious

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I have yet to see any installments of the long-running Fast and Furious movie franchise, although my son and I recently agreed we probably should. ...

Haitian Leaders Suggest How Trump Can Drain Haiti's Swamp

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.26.2017 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

At noon on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. In a relatively unpublicized move, all foreign amba...

In Cholera Outbreaks, A Single Vaccine Dose Can Work As Well As The Standard Two

ResearchGate | Posted 12.20.2016 | Science

A child is vaccinated against cholera in Juba, South Sudan. Credit: UN Photo/JC McIlwaineOral cholera vaccines are typically administered in two dose...

Witness The Current Crisis In Haiti For Yourself

The Huffington Post | Averie Timm | Posted 10.25.2016 | World


WHO Sending 1 Million Cholera Vaccine Doses To Haiti As Cases Surge

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 12.29.2016 | World

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that it was sending 1 million doses of cholera vaccine to Haiti, where cases of the k...

Haiti's Epidemic: The Failure Of Treatment Over Prevention

Kelsey Hatchitt | Posted 10.12.2016 | Impact
Kelsey Hatchitt

Once again, international news has turned to Haiti as another disaster hits the country. Ignoring the fact that little has been mentioned about a rela...

Hurricane Matthew in Haiti: Looking Beyond the Disaster Narrative

Mark Schuller | Posted 10.06.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

Well-meaning people have either emailed or texted me over the past couple of days, with some variant of "how are things going in Haiti?"

UN Admits Role In Haiti's Cholera Epidemic

New York Times | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.18.2016 | World

For the first time since a cholera epidemic believed to be imported by United Nations peacekeepers began killing thousands of Haitians nearly six year...

Deadly River: Cholera Time Bomb Thrives in Haiti's Electoral Toxic Soup

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 07.04.2016 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Image courtesy of Deadly River If you see something, say something. Don't get excited. I am not writing about your next- door neighbor operating a we...

Why The Haitian Cholera Victims Deserve Their Day In Court

Jason Silverstein | Posted 06.30.2016 | Science
Jason Silverstein

One out of every fourteen Haitians has been infected with cholera. They deserve an official forum to examine why this happened and who is responsible.

Stepping up the fight to end cholera and chikungunya outbreaks in Mandera County, Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.06.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

"An MSF assisted cholera treatment center in Mandera, Kenya". June 03, 2016 - Photo credit : @unfpaken Mandera's double whammy, the concurrent outb...

Has Haiti's Cholera Epidemic Become a Permanent Problem?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.11.2016 | World
The Conversation US

Ten months a massive earthquake, Haiti was stricken with an outbreak of cholera, a deadly diarrheal disease. Though the number of cholera cases has decreased from a peak of approximately 25,000 cases per month, it is likely that thousands are still falling ill.

General Assembly's Recognition of the Human Right to Sanitation Should Prompt Action In Haiti

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 01.29.2017 | World
Beatrice Lindstrom

Co-authored with Sienna Merope-Synge Last month, the UN General Assembly took an important step forward in promoting access to adequate sanitation,...

Humanitarian Aftershocks in Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 01.17.2017 | Impact
Mark Schuller

Six years ago the world wept with Haiti, and along with our tears came one of the most generous humanitarian responses in history.

On Human Rights Day, Haitians Have A Message for the UN

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Beatrice Lindstrom

UN peacekeepers brought cholera to Haiti in 2010 by discharging untreated human waste into Haiti's largest river. Haiti now has the world's worst cholera epidemic - over 9,000 people have died and over 760,000 have sought hospital care.

The Deadly Cholera Book of Numbers Swells in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

There are many shackles still attached to the Haitian people. International meddling has tightened them, but cholera should surely be one of the easiest to loosen and break. It is the least the international community can do. It requires will, a moral stance and a sincere apology.

100 years of Occupation in Haiti

Mark Schuller | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Mark Schuller

Tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of the commencement of the U.S. Occupation of Haiti. On July 28, 1915, U.S. Marines landed on the shores of Haiti, occupying the country for 19 years. Several have argued that the U.S. has never stopped occupying Haiti, even as military boots left in 1934.

INFOGRAPHIC: How the U.N. is Failing Haitian Cholera Victims

Ted Oswald | Posted 06.04.2016 | Impact
Ted Oswald

Haiti is a few months away from the five-year anniversary of the introduction of cholera because of the United Nations' systematic negligence in leaking contaminated human waste into Haitian waterways.

My Hope for Nepal

Sarina Prabasi | Posted 05.09.2016 | Impact
Sarina Prabasi

In the days since the earthquake, through salty tears and a jolt that has nothing to do with an earthquake, I have realized the depth of my attachment to Nepal. Embarking on my global adventures, I failed to realize until now, how large a part of my heart I had left at home.

What It Will Take To Finally End Cholera In Haiti

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact

By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cholera will continue to kill and infect Haitians as long as they...

UN Cholera Plan for Haiti Must Choose Justice Over Charity

Ted Oswald | Posted 04.28.2015 | Impact
Ted Oswald

Securing water and sanitation infrastructure for Haiti is ultimately about fulfilling obligations and respecting human rights, areas where the UN can, and should, be demonstrating leadership.

Clean Water and Strong Institutions for Haiti

Pedro Medrano Rojas | Posted 03.29.2015 | Impact
Pedro Medrano Rojas

The cholera epidemic in Haiti has highlighted the international community's historic lack of attention to water and sanitation. Water and sanitation coverage in Haiti has stagnated for decades and is the lowest in the Western Hemisphere, far behind the average of other countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Boil the Water

Zeke Stokes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zeke Stokes

I grew up in an age in which contracting HIV was tantamount to a death sentence. Thankfully, that's no longer the case. But it's no longer the case so long as someone is tested, diagnosed, and receives a continuum of treatment. In the U.S., we are currently missing the mark by a mile.

Don't Forget Cholera

Pedro Medrano Rojas | Posted 01.19.2015 | Impact
Pedro Medrano Rojas

Both cholera and Ebola have had limited reach when confronting strong public health infrastructure. Lacking these, Haiti and the Ebola-affected countries must respond to outbreaks while keeping site of the future. Ebola is a reminder that the job in Haiti is not done.

Plague Plots - Dispatches from Gabriel García Márquez

Joseph Cooper | Posted 12.30.2014 | Books
Joseph Cooper

Can the accounts and depictions transmitted by Love in the Time of Cholera help us cope with Ebola?