The Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti is a hospital in Deschapelles, Haiti. It was established in 1956 by Larry Mellon, who was inspired by Hôpital Albert Schweitzer and the life and philosophy of Albert Schweitzer. In 1947, Larry Mellon, inspired by Albert Schweitzer and his work in Africa at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, went to medical school at Tulane University with the intention of following in Schweitzers footsteps. He went to Haiti in 1952 on a research trip as part of his medical studies, and during that visit decided to locate the clinic in the Artibonite Valley; he was granted land that was formerly a banana plantation by then president of Haiti, Paul Magloire. He and his wife Gwen opened a Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles, Haiti in 1956. When it opened, the facility had two operating rooms, a laboratory, X-ray facilities, a pharmacy, and had its own water system, electric power, machine and vehicle shops, laundry and food services. By 1970, the facility had grown from 80 to ...
We conducted a population-based survey to estimate the prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum infection among persons older than 1 month in the Artibonite Valley of Haiti during the high malaria transmission season in 2006. Results from PCR for 714 persons showed a prevalence of 3.1% for P. falciparum infection.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, 27 October 2010 - While efforts to contain the cholera epidemic are ongoing in the affected zones of the Artibonite region, UNICEF and its partners have been gearing up for a potential outbreak in Haitis capital, Port-au-Prince.
Haiti Wednesday evening (20 October 2010), English and French media reported a surge in deaths and hospitalization from diarrhea in rural Haiti. The next day officials confirmed an outbreak of cholera. Today (26 October 2010), WHO is reporting 259 confirmed cholera deaths and 3,342 confirmed cholera cases. Confirmation of new cases has slowed in the past 24 hours, but officials expect the numbers to continue to rise, and remain concerned that outbreak could enter the capitals refugee camps. A UN official stated that if the outbreak enters Port-au-Prince, tens of thousands could become ill.. Almost all of the cases have been in Artibonite, a department north of the capital of Port-au-Prince. Haiti is divided into 10 departments, similar to states in the US or provinces in Canada. The outbreaks source has not been identified, but the Artibonite River is widely suspected to be contaminated. Although 5 cases have been identified in the capital, all were originally infected in Artibonite. Early ...
From the Boston Haitian Reporter, March 2008, page 11) The Twa Zanmi [Three Friends] project- a collaboration between the Haitian American Public Health Initiative, Camera Mosaique of the Haitian Media Network and Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston-has set out to study the immigration experiences of Bostons Haitian community and their struggle to develop a new identity in a new society. Hoping to illustrate how social factors such as poverty, race and education may impact health the project will create a television program chronicling the lives of three Haitian immigrants from different walks of life. The series will feature an educated and successful entrepreneur who loses his independence once he comes to America; an elderly couple who cannot find employment due to language barriers; and a single parent working two to three jobs who have no time for their children. "Depression, domestic violence and even suicide plague Haitian communities everywhere and their life circumstances ...
Scrap metal collectors wait for a backhoe to finish moving chunks of a fallen building before scrambling to salvage steel rebar in Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital. Since the earthquake, salvage activity has exploded into all areas of the city instead of only the dump. (Brian Vander Brug / Los Angeles Times ...
Brian David Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Montana from January 5, 2005, to January 7, 2013. Schweitzer served for a time as chair of the Western Governors Association as well as the Democratic Governors Association. He also served as president of the Council of State Governments. Schweitzer was born in Havre, Montana, the fourth of six children of Kathleen Helen (née McKernan) and Adam Schweitzer. His paternal grandparents were ethnic Germans from Kuchurhan in the Odessa Oblast (then in Russia, now in Ukraine); his maternal grandparents were Irish. He is a first cousin, once removed, of entertainer Lawrence Welk (Schweitzers paternal grandmother was Welks aunt). Following his high school years at Holy Cross Abbey, Canon City, Colorado in 1973, Schweitzer earned his bachelor of science degree in international agronomy from Colorado State University in 1978 and a master of science in soil science from Montana State University, ...
Schweitzer Hopkins, C. and R. M. Feldmann. 1997. Sexual dimorphism in fossil and extant species of Callianopsis de Saint Laurent. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 17(2): 236-252. Feldmann, R. M., K. L. Bice, C. Schweitzer Hopkins, and E. W. Salva. 1998. Decapod crustaceans from the Eocene Castle Hayne Formation, North Carolina: paleoceanographic implications. Paleontological Society Memoir 48, 28 p. Schweitzer Hopkins, C., E. W. Salva, and R. M. Feldmann. 1999. Reevaluation of the genus Xanthosia Bell, 1863 (Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthidae) and description of two new species from the Cretaceous of Texas. Journal of Paleontology, 73(1):77-90. Schweitzer, C. E. and R. M. Feldmann. 1999. Fossil decapod crustaceans of the Pysht Formation (late Oligocene to early Miocene) and Quimper Sandstone (late Eocene), Olympic Peninsula, Washington. Annals of Carnegie Museum, 68:215-273. Schweitzer, C. E., R. M. Feldmann, A. B. Tucker, and R. E. Berglund. 2000. Fossil decapod crustaceans from Eocene rocks at ...
This is a collection of birth, marriage, and death records from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to 1804 Haiti was first claimed by Spain and then granted to France in 1697. During French governance, Haiti was known as Saint-Domingue. Some of the records were created using the Republican Calendar (1792-1806). Please see the website link listed in the Related Website section of this article for information on the Republican Calendar. The records were handwritten in French. Local registry offices create the civil events, such as birth, marriage, and death, of citizens in their jurisdiction. The registrar sends the records to the Ministry of Justice annually, which verifies the records and affixes a seal before transferring them to the National Archives. A copy of the record is also kept at the local registry office or at the Civil Court Clerks Office (Bureau du greffe du Tribunal civil). Unfortunately, a large number of births are not registered in Haiti. The civil registration was created to record ...
Since its creation on May 2, 1982, GHESKIO has been providing free, uninterrupted care to patients with Kaposi Sarcoma (KS) and opportunistic infections (OI) as they presented with KS, OI, or both. This was before the word AIDS was coined to describe this new disease.. In 1985, GHESKIO opened the first Voluntary Counseling and Testing center in Haiti. As the link between HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis, and overall reproductive health became clear, GHESKIO developed a model of comprehensive care for HIV/AIDS and related illnesses. Central to the GHESKIO model is the concept that an individual at risk or already infected with HIV should be quickly identified and provided access to a package of services that include voluntary counseling and testing, management of sexually transmitted infections, tuberculosis screening and treatment, reproductive health services, HIV care including antiretroviral therapy, and services to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.. GHESKIO ...
How did chemistry help reveal pregnancy in a T. rex fossil? Biologist Mary Schweitzer describes that and more in part two of an interview about one of the most important fossil discoveries ever made. Interviewer: Jordan DEri. Interviewee: Dr. Mary Schweitzer. JORDAN: Hello… Im Jordan DEri… and welcome to Dig This… an archaeology and paleontology-themed radio show from the National Science Foundation. For those of you who arent aware… this is the second part of our two-part interview with Doctor Mary Schweitzer of North Carolina State University on her super cool pregnant dinosaur discovery. If you havent listened to part one yet… go back and check it out. Otherwise youll be LOST in another WORLD… ha! See what I did there? No but really… youll get confused so do yourself a favor and check it out.. Anyway… we left off last time just as Doctor Schweitzer was about to talk about the process of acquiring… and finding out… if her T-Rex was pregnant. Unfortunately… our ...
How did chemistry help reveal pregnancy in a T. rex fossil? Biologist Mary Schweitzer describes that and more in part two of an interview about one of the most important fossil discoveries ever made. Interviewer: Jordan DEri. Interviewee: Dr. Mary Schweitzer. JORDAN: Hello… Im Jordan DEri… and welcome to Dig This… an archaeology and paleontology-themed radio show from the National Science Foundation. For those of you who arent aware… this is the second part of our two-part interview with Doctor Mary Schweitzer of North Carolina State University on her super cool pregnant dinosaur discovery. If you havent listened to part one yet… go back and check it out. Otherwise youll be LOST in another WORLD… ha! See what I did there? No but really… youll get confused so do yourself a favor and check it out.. Anyway… we left off last time just as Doctor Schweitzer was about to talk about the process of acquiring… and finding out… if her T-Rex was pregnant. Unfortunately… our ...
Since that favorable decision from the Commission, Haitian grassroots organizations, MADRE, and members of the Haitian government have worked to implement the Commissions recommendations. Three interactive workshops were held in Port-au-Prince in 2012 and 2013, which brought together representatives from civil society, various sectors of the Haitian government and members of the international human rights community for collaborative dialogues on ways to address gender-based violence in Haiti. Three interactive workshops were held in Port-au-Prince in 2012 and 2013. The third was co-sponsored by the Nobel Womens Initiative and WE ADVANCE, whose co-founder Rebecca Guillaume joins me in Belfast for the Initiatives fourth international conference of women peace activists, Moving Beyond Militarism and War: women-driven solutions for a nonviolent world. The workshops resulted in enhanced cooperation between the Haitian National Police and KOFAVIV. An agreement was reached on the immediate referral ...
The first isolated cases of cholera were reported in the Haitian capital, amid fears Tuesday that last weekends hurricane rains will hasten the spread of the disease in Port-au-Princes
How to Cite: Crompton, L., Malcolm, S., Cadet, J., Kelly, M. and DeGennaro, V., 2016. Prevalence of non-communicable diseases in rural Haiti. Annals of Global Health, 82(3), p.539. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.aogh.2016.04.455 ...
2:30-3:45P MW BH208 Topic: Immigrant Experiences from El Paso to Plymouth Rock A portion of the above section reserved for majors Above section open to undergraduates only As we watch the Coast Guard pluck boatloads of Haitian immigrants from dangerously crowded rafts, witness waves of Mexican immigrants pouring nightly over our southwest border in search of work, listen to debates about English-only school curriculums and arguments over deportations, and try to reconcile the promise of the American dream with the reality of an American society that cannot seem to absorb all the immigrants it attracts, it is clear that the story of America is, in large part, the history of immigrants trying to make new lives for themselves here. In order to understand America today, then, we must explore the individual experiences of its immigrants. In this course we will look at several groups of immigrants, but our central focus will be on Mexican immigration in the late twentieth century, Japanese-American ...
Mrs. Gilbert, a Haitian immigrant, is in the ED in triage. The front desk staff called the Creole interpreter, Ms. Pierre-Louis. Dr. Malbec is interviewing Mrs. Gilbert in French, but she does not understand his French. Ms. Pierre-Louis knows that Mrs. Gilbert does not understand, but when she attempts to interpret, Dr. Malbec says, "You are not needed. Ive got it ...
The prosecution has begun its case and has done a very good job also. They started with the pathologist who talked about how long it took to drown these children and how difficult it was to do and the amount of planning that was required to get it in that window of time from after her husband left and before her mother-in-law arrived. And they also have a very experienced expert explaining how he knows that she knew the difference from right and wrong. And he highlighted some things that are now in front of the jury. So, it will be up for the jury to decide. BLITZER: And on another important legal case, the Abner Louima case in New York City, a Haitian immigrant who was brutally beaten by police officers in New York, some of the convictions thrown out, as you well know, Michael, over the past week or so ...
Johnnie Cochran had finished his speech and returned to his seat next to the Haitian immigrant Abner Louima when the Rev. Al Sharpton began one of the call-and-response routines that he often uses to pump up a crowd.
MSF is continuing to prepare for the possibility that the disease could spread. At present, MSF can treat cholera at eight of its facilities in the Artibonite region and in and around Port-au-Prince.
Deschapelles, Haiti. An integrated system of health care that provides hospital treatment and public health and development programs for people of the Artibonite Valley in Haiti. ...
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March 25, 2013. Dear Sister Judith Ann, Mr. Steffen, and Mr. Marshall,. In 1999 Haitian Hearts brought a very ill 24 year old Haitian lady to OSF-SFMC. She had had rheumatic fever which damaged her mitral valve and caused her to be in congestive heart failure.. Dr. Dale Geiss repaired her mitral valve and Marie did well for many years in Haiti. She received a shot of penicillin every month and followed up with a Haitian cardiologist. Marie survived the devastating earthquake in 2010 and was even able to work in Port-au-Prince. However, today I spoke with her sister Rose who was pleading with me to bring her back to OSF-SFMC. Marie is short of breath, has swollen legs, and cannot sleep at night. And she can no longer work. I called Marie a few minutes ago and she is desperate. She does not want to her 13 year old daughter to become another Haitian orphan. I have also spoken to her Haitian cardiologist who told me that her mitral valve which was repaired at OSF is no longer working well and needs ...
GUPTA: You know, so many of you have emailed here at the show, asking how you can help and its been a remarkable outpouring. I can tell you, having been on the ground for nearly three weeks now, that in some places, there certainly are too many doctors, for example, the general hospital here in Port-au-Prince. But in other places, theres still not enough. If you leave Port-au-Prince and go into some of the other areas that were hit hard by this earthquake, they havent seen enough medical infrastructure as of yet. And really, in all places, theres still not enough nurses, the real workforces of any hospital, both for acute nursing care and chronic nursing care ...
During 3 days at the end of July a Flower Carnival - Carnival Des Fleurs, was held here in Port-au-Prince. Hundreds of thousands of people were on the streets to enjoy the festivities. The carnival was held in the Champ Mars area of downtown Port-au-Prince. We went with some of the Coram Deo people to visit the 2nd afternoon of the carnival ...
This was our second trip to Boudon today. The drive seemed shorter this time. The village feels to rural and so isolated even though you can see the not-so-modern urban sprawl of Port-au-Prince just about 20 or so miles away, as the crow flies. Yet, this village is so remote and might as well be in the isolated interior of Africa.. Today, though, we couldnt see Port-au-Prince. We were high up in the clouds all day covered in a mist with only short periods of sunshine that showered my sun-burned skin with painful radiation to the point that I felt like hiding under one of the very few trees in this grassy step into the mountain side.. This was clearly an inclimate day for the villagers sine they were all bundled up until late in the afternoon, shivering and collectively complaining of the cold. To us, however, it was the most comfortable weather so far.. We werent expecting to see too many people, or at least as many as we had in Boudon yesterday, but actually ended up see about twice as many. ...
Image: Guetty Felin. The film draws on lived experiences like those of the individuals involved in grassroots advocacy and community-led initiatives. They demonstrate how even the most marginalized individuals wield power when they understand their rights and organize, said Lindstrom, the IJDH attorney.. Read More: These Oscar Winners Are Bringing Hollywood Into 21st Century. "Cholera affects some of poorest and most vulnerable people in the world who are struggling to meet basic needs and yet theyre coming out month after month to advocate to remind the UN of its obligations," Lindstrom said.. Where the international community failed, local communities stepped up to support their neighbors.. "What went well was Haitians helping Haitians," Phillips said. "Local organizations sprung up, organizations that protected against loss of life, kept people safe, and gave them food to eat." With limited support from a Haitian government, local groups have partnered with NGOs on water and sanitation ...
Between January and April 2010, WFP provided emergency food assistance through general food distributions to some 4 million Haitians in Port-au-Prince and earthquake-affected areas.. A year and a half after the catastrophe, WFP supports the Haitian governments plan for recovery and development by improving access to food for the most vulnerable. School meals, nutrition and job creation initiatives are the agencys main activities in Haiti. WFP is also contributing to agricultural rehabilitation and increasing its local purchases to boost food production in the country.. Access to sufficient quantities of nutritious food remains an issue for millions of Haitians. Food insecurity in the areas directly affected by the earthquake has dropped but levels are still higher than they were prior to the earthquake. Nationally, between 2.5 and 3.3 million Haitians, or about a third of the population is estimated to be food insecure.. Haiti is a food deficit country. It relies heavily on imported food - 50 ...
Between January and April 2010, WFP provided emergency food assistance through general food distributions to some 4 million Haitians in Port-au-Prince and earthquake-affected areas.. A year and a half after the catastrophe, WFP supports the Haitian governments plan for recovery and development by improving access to food for the most vulnerable. School meals, nutrition and job creation initiatives are the agencys main activities in Haiti. WFP is also contributing to agricultural rehabilitation and increasing its local purchases to boost food production in the country.. Access to sufficient quantities of nutritious food remains an issue for millions of Haitians. Food insecurity in the areas directly affected by the earthquake has dropped but levels are still higher than they were prior to the earthquake. Nationally, between 2.5 and 3.3 million Haitians, or about a third of the population is estimated to be food insecure.. Haiti is a food deficit country. It relies heavily on imported food - 50 ...
Friends and colleagues describe him as a cross between Albert Einstein, Albert Schweitzer and the doctor in a Norman Rockwell painting, but back in his teens, Holmes Morton was a high-school dropout who wanted to be a writer. Born 55 years ago in Fayetteville, W.Va., then a town of 2,000 people, he figured he would have more to write about if he saw the world, so he spent six years as a boilerman and engineman in the Merchant Marines and the Navy. He read voraciously during those years, then talked his way into Trinity College and went on to Harvard Medical School. (When he won the prestigious Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism for his work in Lancaster County, in 1993, his high school awarded him an honorary diploma.) Gravitating toward the care of children, he did his pediatrics residency at Childrens Hospital in Boston, followed by research work at Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia.. He does not consider himself a geneticist. He considers himself a pediatrician. He stumbled onto ...
Aid Slow Foodprices Skyrocket:. http://haitiantimes.com/view/full_story/5617845/article-On-the-Rise-With.... "Last week, the price of a small can of rice cost $2US. Tuesday it costs Haitians $3.50US. A gallon of cooking oil that cost $10 only days ago now fetches $20US. What will they cost tomorrow? No one knows.. Haitians Seek Cash as Banks Stay Closed. http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/21/haiti.banks/index.html. "Bellegarde looked at the closed bank next to the money transfer station and squinted his eyes. Thats where our moneys at, and theyre holding it...We need it so we can buy food. Banks have been closed since the Jan 12 earthquake. There were widespread rumours that the Haitian government would force them to open Thursday, but that didnt happen..". CNN Haiti Updates. http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/01/21/haiti.updates.thursday/inde.... "Haitian police shot and killed a man they suspected of stealing rice in Port-au-Prince on Thursday, leaving his body on the sidewalk ...
Fischer has been working in an isolation area in Gueckedou, Guinea, since May as part of a team from Doctors without Borders to try to reduce mortality from the Ebola virus in rural communities. His dispatches from Africa are available from the online newsroom of UNC Health Care and UNC School of Medicine, where Fischer is a pulmonologist and critical care physician.. Bhadelia, the director of infection control at Bostons National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory and a hospital epidemiologist at Boston Medical Center, has expertise in controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Though she is not without concern for her safety, her desire to help stem the Ebola outbreak clearly outweighs her fears.. "I think itd be cavalier not to have a healthy amount of fear, but its that fear that drives us to be careful and to follow the protocols," she told WBUR. "I have extensive training and I have a background in infectious disease and particularly with these pathogens.. "Im reminded of the ...
students to lead the program in the upcoming year.. ASF: What do you think is the most pressing health-related issue of our time, and how do you think it should be addressed?. LH: I think one of the most pressing health-related ...
In Flanders, the Catholic-dominated press has kept very quiet about Dr. Somers approach to Jesus. Most theologians have kept mum. The Vatican has not reacted. It had put some Jesuits to work on this theory, but they did not publicly speak out. Perhaps they are aware of its explosive potential. Perhaps they are, on the contrary, not worried at all, because earlier psychopathological studies about Jesus had also not toppled Christianity. But those earlier theories had been put forward by staunch atheists who had been a bit intemperate and triumphalistic in the presentation of their case, which made it sound less scientific and less convincing. Moreover, psychology then was not what it is now. Then, there was an Albert Schweitzer to write an in-depth reply which had convinced many believers that there was nothing to worry, that this was just another of those far-fatched hypotheses that anti-Christian skeptics used to come up with.1 But now, no man of the stature of Albert Schweitzer has come ...
While taking samples to determine the source of the cholera bacterium, two UF faculty affiliated with the Emerging Pathogens Institute will distribute 1,000 oral rehydration packets to people in the Gressier/Leogane area about 12 miles west of Port-au-Prince.. In the last month, Haitians have suffered with an outbreak of cholera, a bacterial infection spread by unsanitary conditions and lack of clean water. The disease, which is easily treatable, has already killed almost 600 Haitians. This is the first outbreak in the country in nearly 60 years. Januarys earthquake displaced millions of people, forcing them into squalid living conditions.. "When people migrated, it compounded the problem," said cholera expert Afsar Ali, a research associate professor of environmental and global health in the College of Public Health and Health Professions, who went to Haiti this week to assist with distribution of the oral rehydration packets.. Cholera epidemics can be exacerbated when contaminated human fecal ...
LEAD: A Federal recommendation to exclude certain Haitians from blood donations as a safeguard against spreading AIDS has been expanded to all Haitians, and the change is being protested by Haitian organizations in New York City and Miami.
Years before in 2003 I took the problem of OSFs negligence of Haitian Hearts children to The Catholic Diocese of Peoria. I was worried that OSFs policy would lead to the death of Haitian Hearts patients like Jackson. I met with Bishop Daniel Jenky and asked for a Catholic Tribunal Court to "search for the truth" regarding OSFs denial of Haitian patients. However, Bishop Jenkys fear of OSFs power was obvious when he told me that OSF was a "1.6 billion dollar industry" and he quickly refused a Catholic Tribunal Court against OSF stating, "I wont rule against OSF." The Bishop had great fear of OSFs influence in our local business community and wanted as few enemies as possible as he was starting his Capital Campaign for the Diocese. A few years later Jackson and others would end up as collateral damage.. Nadia and her mother and siblings still live today in the same place as they did when we were caring for Jackson. They are similar to the thousands of extremely poor cholera victims. They ...
While poor coordination among NGOs has exacerbated conditions in Haiti, it is unclear to what extent this shortcoming contributed to the cholera epidemic. Prior to the earthquake, much of the population lacked access to clean water and adequate waste management systems, and water-borne diseases were common. Thus, conditions were ripe for the spread of cholera even before the catastrophe. In the aftermath of the earthquake, over 160,000 Haitians were forced to resettle temporarily in the Artibonite region, where most of the cholera cases have been diagnosed. The increase in regional population has strained resources and compounded challenges in the removal of waste. While post-earthquake resettlement patterns certainly aggravated conditions that would facilitate the spread of cholera, it is difficult to determine to what extent the population shift has actually accelerated the spread of the disease. Cholera has just begun to infiltrate the tent cities,16 so conditions in the camps have not played ...
Despite Haitis long and difficult history of slavery, revolution, poverty, violent dictators, overwhelming debt, failed development projects, deforestation, and natural disasters, including the earthquake of 2010 and the cholera epidemic introduced by the United Nations in 2016, Haitians demonstrate a great deal of pride. But still, they were surviving at the edge of survivability.. The Haitian community struggled with a significant lack of medical resources. Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-Au-Prince is considered by many to be the best hospital in the country (with access to a CT scanner and specialists, including neurosurgeons). But profound challenges remain. With the grants and other funding for earthquake relief now drying up, the hospital had been forced to shift to a fee-for-service system. Unfortunately, for many people in Haiti, this puts care beyond their reach.. Individuals with symptoms concerning for acute MI may be unable to get an ECG until they pay at the registrar and return with ...
A number of news outlets are reporting that the UN has "invoked immunity" in response to claims for compensation from Haitian victims of a cholera epidemic that was probably introduced by Nepalese members of the MINUSTAH peacekeeping mission.. Thats not quite what happened.. The UN didnt invoke its immunity, because it didnt have to. The claims for compensation were not an effort to file suit in the courts of Haiti, or any other nation from whose jurisdiction the UN is immune. Rather, they were an attempt by NGOs representing Haitian victims, recognizing the UNs immunity to lawsuits, to file a claim with the UN itself.. Lets start from the top:. The UN has immunity from legal process under the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. This means that UN officials and "experts on mission for the United Nations" (which is how peacekeepers are classified) are protected from any legal claims or charges arising out of actions performed in their official ...
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — More than three years after the arrival of a U.N. peacekeeping force, residents of the capitals Cite Soleil slum say the foreign soldiers finally are making headway against Haitis ubiquitous violence.
In November 2010, I was summoned to the bedside of Julianne, a 12-year-old girl at the St. Damiens Pediatric Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
As of March 4, 2013, cholera has killed 8,057 Haitians and infected nearly 650,000 more. Despite some claims of progress, the epidemic, which was introduced by United Nations troops, has been significantly worse in 2013 than during the same period the year before. From January 1, 145 cholera victims have officially been reported dead, compared to just 22 last year. Worse, this occurred during the dry season, when cases generally taper off. The latest bulletin from the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) noted that compared to February 2012, this year "the Centre department has seen an increase of 67 per cent during this period, while the Artibonite and Ouest departments have seen increases of 38 per cent and 35 per cent respectively.". Three weeks ago the U.N., after 15 months of dodging and evading, formally rejected a claim brought on behalf of over 6,000 cholera victims for damages. The claimants had also demanded the U.N. provide funding for the new infrastructure ...
The twins were separated by an 18-member team during a seven-hour surgery. (Photo/Childrens Hospital Los Angeles). An 18-member team of physicians and nurses from Keck Medicine of USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles recently led an international collaboration to separate a pair of 6-month-old conjoined twins in Haiti, the first such operation ever performed in that country.. The twins, Marian Dave-Nouche Bernard and Michelle Dave-Nouche Bernard, were born as one on Nov. 24, 2014. They were separated May 22 during a seven-hour surgery at University Hospital of Mirebalais, which is situated in a poor rural community about 36 miles northeast of Port-au-Prince, Haitis capital city.. "The girls are doing fantastic," said Haitian-born surgical team leader Henri Ford, the surgeon in chief at CHLA, vice dean for medical education and a professor and vice chair for clinical affairs at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. "It was an extremely exhilarating day - not only did our preparations pay off ...
AU-PRINCE (Reuters) - Cholera has killed at least 13 people in southwest Haiti in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, officials said on Saturday, as government teams fanned out across the hard-hit southwestern tip of the country to repair treatment centers and reach the epicenter of one outbreak.
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During the summer between his first and second year of medical school, Polsinelli spent two months conducting a cross-sectional survey investigating hypertension in rural Haiti.. When he returned to Buffalo, he was put in touch with Joseph L. Izzo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of clinical pharmacology at UB, chief of medicine at Erie County Medical Center and an internationally known hypertension expert.. "Working with him inspired me to pursue research. He taught me how to ask questions, examine data and think critically as we relate the large epidemiological data to the underlying mechanisms and pathophysiology," Polsinelli says.. Izzo has continued to mentor Polsinelli and helped him take his project for presentation at the European Society of Hypertension conference in Milan, Italy.. Polsinelli was first author of the article "Hypertension and Aging in Rural Haiti: Results From a Preliminary Survey," which was published in the Journal of Human Hypertension in July. Izzo was senior ...
A Haitian student invents a backpack which provides light for reading at night and power for smartphones.Haitian student in Taiwan invents a school backpack which can provide light for reading and power for electronic devices after charging for just one hour in the sun.
Laura Bush was in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, last week, and she visited the GHESKIO HIV/AIDS clinic, which I linkurl:visited;http://www.the-scientist.com/2008/3/1/42/101/ this past January for an linkurl:article;http://www.the-scientist.com/2008/3/1/42/1/ on implementation research in our March issue. Bush was there drumming up support for linkurl:The United States Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief;http://www.pepfar.gov/ (PEPFAR), according to linkurl:__The Boston Globe__.;http://www.boston
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