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Are Haiti's Cholera Victims Warren Buffett's "Girls in the Convertible?"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.31.2012 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Are Fonkoze and Mercy Corps unwittingly helping major stockholders in the reinsurance firm Swiss Re turn Haitian women into Buffett's "girl(s) in the convertible?"

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...

2,500 Die In One Of The Biggest Cholera Outbreaks Africa Has Ever Seen

AP | Posted 12.11.2011 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. children's agency says almost 2,500 people have died in one of the biggest cholera outbreaks western Africa has ever seen. UNICEF ...

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...

Everyone Poops: Kick Cholera & Create Renewable Energy in Congo

Rebecca Snavely | Posted 11.28.2011 | Impact
Rebecca Snavely

The john, the loo, the WC, the great white throne -- for as many loving nicknames with which we've labeled the toilet, we likely take ours for granted.

Notes From Haiti's Long Hot Summer

Michael Deibert | Posted 08.24.2011 | Impact
Michael Deibert

So the country, where an estimated 634,000 survivors of the quake still live in makeshift settlements in and around the capital, remains without a government.

Lynne Peeples

As Cholera Spreads Through Developing Countries, Satellites Offer Hope

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.30.2011 | Green

As cholera continues to ravage parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America -- reportedly reaching Puerto Rico and Hong Kong this week --...

Flooding Scours the Whitewash From Haiti Aid Efforts

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.13.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The OCHA Haiti Flooding Situation Report covering the period from June 6-7 does not paint a pretty picture. This grim report was to be anticipated gi...

Rainy Season Exposes Precariousness of Haiti's Homeless Camps

Mark Schuller | Posted 08.10.2011 | World
Mark Schuller

The rain is adding fuel to an open flame of cholera. Health experts are registering an increase in cholera cases; in Carrefour, the cholera clinic saw an average of 300 per day this week, when it had been 300 cases per week.

Flawed Earthquake Report a Bullwhip On the Backs of Haitians

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

In this age of public relations ploys masquerading as news, and personal and political agendas disguised as newsworthy "leaks," it is imperative that readers, writers, and editors apply critical thinking before jumping onto the information bandwagon.

A 'To Do' List for US Troops Now Arriving in Haiti

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

If indeed the US troops are in Haiti for "humanitarian reasons," there is plenty for them to do before the hurricane season begins.

Haiti's New President Facing Specter of de Facto 'Housing Apartheid'

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

For Haiti, it might not matter who wins the presidency, but how the new president will address the mammoth challenges facing the nation.

The Shell Game of Haiti's Reconstruction

Mark Schuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Schuller

NGOs need to be more transparent and accountable, and the ongoing political crisis should not be an excuse to prevent aid from being delivered or life-saving water contracts renewed.

Officials Confirm 3 Cases Of Cholera In NYC

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City officials have confirmed that three New Yorkers contracted cholera while in the Dominican Republic for a wedding. The ...

Former President Aristide Back in Haiti -- a Risk of Instability or an Opportunity for Healing?

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Days after the arrival of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier in Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide wrote an official letter to the South African authorit...

Law in the Time of Cholera: Violations of the Right to Water in Haiti

Beatrice Lindstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beatrice Lindstrom

Port-au-Prince, Haiti -- On a Sunday afternoon in Camp Kasim, water is nowhere to be found. Once the Oxfam-supplied tanks run dry for the weekend, th...

Haiti: Pointing Fingers and Embracing Failure

Tom Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Many have been quick to point fingers and assign blame for the slow speed of recovery in Haiti. This can dangerously lead to a poorly-informed public and a skewed set of incentives for donors and NGOs.

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...

Haitian Priorities Must Drive International Reconstruction Efforts

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rep. Barbara Lee

Today, we have an opportunity to assess the progress that we have made in rebuilding Haiti, the extraordinary challenges that remain, and the areas in which improvement is greatly needed.

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.

Cholera In Haiti's Capital Prompt Doctors To Set Up Centers

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A wooden wheelbarrow is pushed to the high green gates of a slum hospital, carrying an unconscious woman, her lips white...

Cholera In Haiti's Capital CONFIRMED

AP | JONATHAN M. KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Health workers feared a surge of cholera cases in the shantytowns and muddy tent camps of Haiti's capital as suspected c...

Learning From Shattered Haiti's Year of Struggle

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

No one knows where Haiti is headed, but the nation has survived other shock waves. The quake opened the next historical chapter, which began over two centuries ago when the black resistance made European empires tremble.