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Haitian Marine Biologist Wins Environmental Activism Prize
Health & Science

Haitian Marine Biologist Wins Environmental Activism Prize

A Haitian marine biologist who successfully fought to create a national park to protect a large swath of Haiti’s north coast has won a prominent U.S. environmental activism prize.

Jean Wiener was awarded a Goldman Environmental Foundation prize for his efforts to establish the Caribbean nation’s first Marine Protected Areas while working with local communities to promote sustainable fishing practices and preserve mangrove forests.

Early Haiti Rains Bring Risk of Bleak Cholera Season
Haiti, Health & Science, News Out of Haiti

Early Haiti Rains Bring Risk of Bleak Cholera Season

PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian officials are reporting a spike in cholera cases late last year and carrying over into the first three months of 2015 as an early start to the rainy season has public health workers worried.
As of March 28, the Haitian Ministry of Health confirmed at least 11,721 cases of cholera, more than a 300 percent increase from the same period last year.

Rights Groups Urge Security Council to Address UN Cholera on Haiti Trip
Health & Science

Rights Groups Urge Security Council to Address UN Cholera on Haiti Trip

As the United Nations Security Council prepares to travel to Haiti this week, human rights groups in Haiti and the United States are urging the delegation to address the worsening cholera crisis that has plagued Haiti since UN peacekeepers introduced the disease in 2010. Since then, cholera has sickened over 720,000 and killed 8,700 people in Haiti alone— more than the total number of people killed by Ebola worldwide over that span.

Haiti AIDS Progress Highlighted With Opening Of New TB Treatment Center
Features, Health & Science

Haiti AIDS Progress Highlighted With Opening Of New TB Treatment Center

By Vania Andre

For 33 years, Dr. Jean William Pape has quietly led some of the most comprehensive AIDS research in the world. Unlike researchers affiliated with mainstream global health agencies like the World Health Organization (WHO), Pape’s work, which includes being the first to identify H.I.V / AIDS in the developing world, has remained mainly unrecognized by the general public.

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