Health & Science

Organization Pushes for Sustainable Solutions to Cholera, Typhoid
Haiti, Health & Science

Organization Pushes for Sustainable Solutions to Cholera, Typhoid

By Wyatt Massey

Stopping the spread of disease is one of the most pressing issues in the country after the hurricane. As of Oct. 25, PANO/WHO estimated 3,423 suspected cholera cases. Cholera is a virus, spread by contaminated water, that severely dehydrates those with the disease. Haiti’s Ministry of Health announced a vaccination campaign starting Nov. 8 to bring 1 million oral vaccines to areas affected by cholera.

Haiti, Health & Science

Concert Supports HIV/AIDS Testing Awareness

By Wyatt Massey

Music can connect people from all walks of life and help spread messages, which is why Nick Cannell gathered prominent Haitian musicians for a concert to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in Haiti.

Pwojè SIDA connected residents with free HIV tests, condoms, health information and referrals to medical professionals, said Cannell, executive director and co-founder of Konbit Mizik, a Haitian record label.

The White Rice You Want, With Half Of The Calories
Health & Science

The White Rice You Want, With Half Of The Calories

By Anaïs Bailly-Mompoint, LMSW

Rice/du riz/diri/arroz! Whichever your reference, it is as important as bread and water in terms of consumption in many communities, including Caribbean natives, descendants, and immigrants. Rice is enjoyed by more than half of the 7 billion of people around the world and is a staple in many cuisines. In fact, some—Haitian men included—do not consider a meal complete without a side of rice.

Suffering in Silence: Mental Illness Treatment in Haitian Community
Health & Science

Suffering in Silence: Mental Illness Treatment in Haitian Community

By Amina Lovell

From a young age Helen Sullivan* suffered from feelings of loneliness and low self-worth. She thought that the world was against her and that she just wasn’t good enough. At 16, Sullivan realized that this wasn’t a universal feeling, which made her feel even more isolated in her thoughts. As she journeyed into her 20s and left home, the feelings intensified. Her career was just taking off, she was traveling all over the world, but the pressures of living abroad were mounting, and constant failed relationships sent her into a depressive cycle. Sullivan eventually became suicidal.

Mobile Top-Up Company Promotes Family Planning  With Free Minutes
Health & Science, News Out of Haiti

Mobile Top-Up Company Promotes Family Planning With Free Minutes

Ding, a mobile top-up company, partnered with Haiti Projects, a nonprofit organization working in rural Haiti to lower the rate of unplanned pregnancies in the region. The partnership incentivizes women to keep their contraceptive appointments, where they are given Depo Provera, a three-month contractive shot. In exchange for keeping their appointments, the women are given free mobile minutes.

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