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Fighting Cholera While OCHA Says 400,000 At Risk

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Cholera Treatment Center in Mirebalais, Haiti. Photo Courtesy Andre Paultre On Monday the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) reported 1,523 deaths an...

Being Thankful, Being Giving

Mark Hyman, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Hyman, MD

As we all settle into the warmth of our families and communities over Thanksgiving, my heart, my thoughts and my prayers take me back to Haiti.

The F Word: Haiti's Hurricane Struggles

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Turning away from the U.S. elections for a moment, we can find plenty of places suffering not from a hurricane of campaign cash, but from actual hurri...

Cholera in Haiti: "a disease of poverty"

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

Cholera is spread through the ingestion of contaminated water. Photo: United Nations By Peter Costantini Ansel Herz has filed three stories so far ...

Haiti Cholera Outbreak: How You Can Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In Haiti, a country still reeling from January's devastating earthquake, the combination of a lack of infrastructure and overwhelming poverty have lef...

CGI 2010: Cancer -- the Developing World's 'Time Bomb'

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Of all the pressing issues confronting the developing world, cancer gets comparatively short shrift. And yet, a majority of new cancer diagnoses come from developing countries.

Financing Global Health Aid and Protecting Wall Street: Enact a Financial Speculation Tax

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

A 0.005% financial speculation tax -- a "pinprick" for international banks -- would be an important stream of revenue for domestic and global development initiatives.

For Partners in Health, Good Health Means Justice and Rights

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

With the motto "Providing a preferential option for the poor in health care," Partners in Health offers an unusual model of health care provision. Its...

Haitian Hospitals Awash With Supplies, Struggle to Pay Staff (Part 2)

Sarah Ryley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Ryley

Organizations seem unwilling to donate the one thing Haitian hospitals say they desperately need: Money that can be spent at their discretion, for things like salaries, fuel for the generator, and oxygen.

Truth and Reconciliation: President Obama's Global Health Initiative and HIV/AIDS -- Raising the Bar

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

Eradication of HIV is possible if the world community remains fully committed to funding cost-effective antiretroviral treatment initiatives. Treating our way out is indeed possible.

United States Global Health Policy: HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding At Risk Under President Obama

Anand Reddi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anand Reddi

The diminishing commitment by the G8 towards HIV/AIDS treatment funding is a major topic at the Vienna AIDS conference. Sadly, the perception that HIV/AIDS is no longer an emergency is misinformed.

Promises, Promises -- What It Will Take to Rebuild Haiti

Dr. Joia Mukherjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Joia Mukherjee

Overall, March 31 was a very good day for Haiti, with one very big caveat: now pledges and principles have to be translated into concrete, effective, and sustained action.

Fonkoze Helps Rebuild Haiti through Microfinance Following Earthquake

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Unprecedented Collaboration Assists the Most Vulnerable In the pre-dawn hours of Saturday, January 23, an unprecedented joint NGO-military operation ...

Sharing Strength and Sowing Seeds

Jeffrey B. Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jeffrey B. Swartz

I traveled to Haiti a few weeks ago for the second time since January's earthquake. I'm not so naive that I thought I'd find miraculous progress had t...

Hunger and Homelessness in Haiti, Four Months on

Gabriel London | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gabriel London

2010-05-11-HaitiFaminecopy.jpg The scale of the ongoing disaster is hard to convey. Port-au-Prince is still entirely run on generators; families still live in makeshift tent cities. This is life in Haiti now.

Cell Phones and Laptops As The New Collection Basket

Dr. David Washington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. David Washington

The impact of social networks and new media on fundraising for emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake is a truly inspiring sign that philanthropy has entered the 21st century.

Donna Karan, Mary J. Blige, and Andre Harrell: For the Love of Haiti

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alison Rose Levy

The Hope Help & Relief Haiti benefit on Monday followed Donna Karan's lead: "Let's join together as a community to help the Haitians rebuild their communities. Dreams can come true."

When Art = Love = Controversy

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Carine Fabius

I was not surprised when some expressed reservations about sending art to Haiti. What did surprise me, however, is the way the idea was received by some artists.

Haiti Numbers - 27 Days After Quake

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bill Quigley

890 million. Amount of international debt that Haiti owes creditors. Finance ministers from developing countries announced they will forgive $290 mi...

Cancel Haiti's Debt

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Sarah van Gelder

There is a quickly growing movement to forgive Haiti's $1 billion in outstanding debt and to insure that aid to earthquake victims takes the form of grants, not more loans.

Meatless Monday: Soupe Joumou -- Haiti's Pot of Gold

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

When a man pours you his soup, he pours you his soul, even when it's soup cooked up on a hot plate. Maybe especially then. My friend Marcel celebrated...

'Hope For Haiti' Brings In $57 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Friday's 'Hope For Haiti' telethon, organized by George Clooney and broadcast across nearly every major network, raised over $57 million in phone, onl...

St. Damien's in Haiti: A Calm Admist the Storm?

Maria Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Bello

St. Damien's is the calm in the midst of a storm, though lack of medication is still a huge problem here. Amputations are commonplace, and could have been avoided with quicker medical attention.

Haiti Medical Teams Treat Injured Amidst Coordination Challenges

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Medical aid groups including Doctors Without Borders, Partners in Health and InSTEDD continue to be overwhelmed by earthquake victims in need of serio...

Couple Donate Wedding Funds To Haiti Relief Effort

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When bride-to-be Leah Bogen saw the newspaper pictures of the devastation in Haiti resting next to bridal magazines on her coffee table, she knew the ...