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Haiti: Ground Truthing Cholera in Mirebalais

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

The Haitian Health Ministry estimated that the cholera outbreak in Haiti is resulting in an average of 32 deaths every 24 hours since the epidemic began on October 20.

Haiti: Testimony From Camp Corail as Cholera Looms

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

While Haiti was spared severe wind damage from Hurricane Tomas, flooding killed eight people and threatens to worsen a serious cholera epidemic. 1.3 m...

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...

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is Lying to You

Crossover Dreams | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Crossover Dreams

By Ansel Herz Within hours of my op-ed being published in the New York Daily News today, the $50 million Clinton Bush Haiti Fund posted an update on ...

Time to Rebrand Haiti's Tent Cities as Tomas Approaches

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Haiti's Potemkin village, the Camp Corail-Cesselesse relocation camp, is not safe. With the approach of Tomas, which is morphing daily from tropical s...

Love in the Time of the Haitian Cholera

Marcia Dyson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marcia Dyson

Beyond the cholera crisis, is there a crisis in political legitimacy in Haiti and the United States, where real fault may be found in the use, or misuse, of international aid money?

The Roots of Cholera in Haiti: A Lack of Trees

Ethan Budiansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Ethan Budiansky

Often when I read comments on stories about efforts to restore degraded land in Haiti, I see people who make accusations that environmentalists care more about plants than we do about people. This could not be further from the truth: we plant trees so that we can help people.

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...

Why Democracies Don't Get Cholera

Joe Amon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Amon

This article originally appeared in Foreign Policy on October 25, 2010. Amartya Sen famously said that famines do not occur in well-run, democratic ...

Everyone has Cholera on Their Mind

Susana Ferreira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Susana Ferreira

It's been nearly a week now since the first cholera cases were detected in a rural area north of Port-au-Prince, and in the days following a major public information and prevention campaign has been launched.

Red Cross Fights Cholera With Phones

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Cell phone users in the heart of Haiti's cholera outbreak are receiving prevention tips via text message. A NPR report reveals that the Red Cross i...

Haiti Could Face Cholera For YEARS

Health News Blog : NPR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Green News Report: October 26, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Cholera ou...

Polio Vaccine Africa Campaign Announced

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The World Health Organization (WHO) will sponsor a massive polio vaccination drive in Africa, the AP reports. The news comes on the heels of outbreaks...

Officials Say Haiti Cholera Outbreak Not As Dire As Predicted

AP | JACOB KUSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A cholera outbreak showed signs of easing Monday after killing more than 250 people in a sweep through rural Haiti, but ...

World's Infectious Disease Outbreaks (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Infecting over 3,000 people and killing at least 250, a cholera outbreak is currently sweeping across Haiti, bringing a new wave of tragedy to a natio...

Dispatch From Haiti: "Controlled Chaos" of Cholera

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Jon LaPook

On Saturday afternoon we visited St. Nicolas Hospital in St. Marc, the current center of the cholera outbreak. It was awful.

Cholera Death Toll Rising In Haiti: Inside Port-Au-Prince's Tent Camps

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Jon LaPook

I fear this will become a major disaster. Haitians have no natural immunity to cholera. The incubation period of up to five days lets seemingly healthy but actually infected people travel and spread the disease. This could involve the entire country. I'm praying for a miracle.

Haiti Cholera Outbreak Spreads Toward Capital: Hundreds Dead, Thousands Sick

AP | JACOB KUSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A cholera outbreak that already has left 250 people dead and more than 3,000 sickened is at the doorstep of an enormous ...

Cholera Outbreak In Rural Haiti Kills At Least 142

AP | JACOB KUSHNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ST. MARC, Haiti — A cholera epidemic spread in central Haiti on Friday as aid groups rushed doctors and supplies to fight the country's worst he...

Haiti: Cholera Outbreak Metaphor for No Accountability

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

It began as a trickle of questions and sketchy information last night. An email from a friend and colleague in Haiti: "Do you know what is happening a...

Fresh Flooding In Pakistan Forces Hundreds Of Thousands To Flee

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The floods tearing through Pakistan's breadbasket have further weakened this already unstable country, inflicting more economic...

As Evidence of Waterborne Diseases in Pakistan's Hardest-Hit Communities Grows, World Vision Says "situation is desperate"

World Vision | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
World Vision

• World Vision opens emergency health clinic in Lower Dir • Growing number of children already reported to have skin diseases, eye infections • ...

Zimbabwe -- 30 years later -- A Conversation with Amnesty International USA's Sarah Hager

Michealene Cristini Risley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michealene Cristini Risley

We have heard so much and seen so many tragedies cascading from this once shining example of a Southern Africa success story. What happened?

St. Vincent's Hospital Will End Inpatient Services: Acute, Rehab, Behavioral Health Care Services Cut

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Officials say St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan will shut its inpatient services after efforts to rescue the debt-ridden institutio...