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Haiti Cholera

What's Working: Public Health Progress Since the Haiti 2010 Earthquake

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 02.23.2015 | World
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

As a country, Haiti has faced and continues to face enormous difficulties, but it has also proven remarkably resilient.

Study: UN Brought Cholera To Haiti, Should Help Victims

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 10.06.2013 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Haiti should be held accountable for introducing cholera into the Caribbean n...

UN Won't Compensate Haiti Cholera Victims, Despite Blame For Outbreak

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 02.22.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations rejected a claim for damages on behalf of more than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims and their families on Thursday,...

Music From St. Damien's Hospital, Haiti

Wynn Walent | Posted 02.13.2013 | Impact
Wynn Walent

Just hours after the devastating earthquake of 2010, the Haitian people began to sing. That first night in January was an apocalyptic scene; homes and businesses flattened, mothers searching frantically for children.

Haiti Faces Food Crisis, Cholera Outbreak In Wake Of Hurricane

Reuters | Posted 12.29.2012 | World

By Susana Ferreira PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct 29 (Reuters) - As Hurricane Sandy barreled toward the U.S. East Coast on Monday, the ful...

Baseball and Science in the Time of Cholera

Rishi Rattan | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Rishi Rattan

I admire my UN colleagues who tirelessly strive to create evidence-based solutions, reconciliation, and justice for Haiti, yet the UN's failure to acknowledge data impedes their own staff's progress.

Rudy's Armor: A Cholera Vaccine in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 10.09.2012 | Impact
Jason Hayes

To Rudy Laurent and his family, cholera seemed to be everywhere. Now, Laurent has a little bit of armor. In his wallet he carries a vaccination card; in his blood he carries two antigens (cell parts that spur our immune system to build antibodies) made in Hyderabad, India.

Latrines with Walls: Preventing Cholera in Haiti

Jason Hayes | Posted 09.29.2012 | World
Jason Hayes

How exactly you tip the scales is an extremely complicated matter. In the fields and rice paddies when people need to use the bathroom, they just go. By the river, when people are thirsty in this heat that makes your breath draw like gel, they just have a drink.

Has Foreign Aid Hurt Haiti: An Interview with Mario Joseph

Dr. Tukufu Zuberi | Posted 06.06.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Tukufu Zuberi

Mario Joseph is Haiti's most influential and respected human rights attorney. Since 1996, he has led the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI) in Port-au-Prince, which uses prominent human rights cases and a victim-centered approach in the interest of the poor majority.

77 New Cases A Day

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haiti is seeing a jump in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation heads into the annual rainy season, a United Na...

In Haiti, Global Failures On A Cholera Epidemic

New York Times | Deborah Sontag | Posted 06.02.2012 | World


The UN and Cholera in Haiti

Abby Goldberg | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Abby Goldberg

On Monday, the United Nations Security Council began a four-day mission in Haiti to evaluate their peacekeeping and reconstruction efforts. Part of their trip will include a visit to a treatment center for victims of cholera. A visit is a good start, but not enough.

Can A Vaccine Cure Haiti's Cholera?

| Posted 03.13.2012 | Healthy Living

By Katherine Harmon (Click here for the original article) The cholera epidemic in Haiti has cast a stark light on deep development holes and disag...

Haiti -- Two Years Post Earthquake: What You May Not Know

Cheryl Mills | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Cheryl Mills

Before and since the earthquake in 2010, Haiti has faced great challenges -- ones they are working to confront and to lead the international community in helping them solve.

Reports: Haiti Sees Drop In Cholera Cases

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Haiti has seen a steady decline in the number of cholera cases as the Caribbean nation settles into its dry season, huma...

Rights Group Blames UN For Cholera In Haiti, Seeks Damages

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A human rights group said Tuesday it has filed claims with the United Nations seeking damages on behalf of more than 5,0...

WHO: 500,000 Haiti Cholera Cases Likely By Year End

AP | Posted 12.21.2011 | World

GENEVA — The World Health Organization says the number of cholera cases in Haiti is expected to exceed 500,000 by the end of 2011. The U.N. hea...

Aid Group: Cholera Cases In Haiti Triple

AP | By TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact

By TRENTON DANIEL, Associated Press PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The number of cholera cases seen in the Haitian capital has jumped about threefold in ...

Haiti's Capital Sees Threefold Jump In Cholera

AP | By TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The number of cholera cases seen in the Haitian capital has jumped about threefold in recent weeks, an official with a foreig...

Haiti: A Deportation Death Sentence?

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

The U.S. government announced last month that it would resume deportations to Haiti, despite a cholera epidemic and political unrest.

Haiti Election DEBACLE: Nation Again Near Turmoil

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — International observers played down allegations of widespread fraud in Haiti's critical post-quake election as ballots b...

Cholera In Haiti Slows But Could Surge

AP | BEN FOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SAINT-MARC, Haiti — The cholera epidemic that has raged across this country is claiming fewer victims, with a sharp drop in new cases everywhere...

DEADLY Anti-U.N. Protests Sweep Haiti

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An outbreak of cholera has killed more than 1,000 people, the Haitian government said Tuesday as it sent top officials t...

Haiti One Year Later: Light at the End of the Tunnel or Oncoming Train?

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

This summer I conducted a study of a random sample of over 100 camps in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area. How much progress has been made since August? In short: almost none.

Cholera In Haiti: A Look From The Trenches

Erin N. Marcus, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

To learn more about the current health situation in Haiti, I recently spoke with Dr. Andre Vulcain, co-director of the Justinien Hospital family medicine residency training program in Cap Haitien.