Stroke and road accidents among the leading causes of disability in Haiti, Haitian Rehabilitation Foundation Founder says
Dr. Ivens Louius, the director and founder of the Haitian Rehabilitation Foundation (FONHARE), said Tuesday that nine years after the 2010 earthquake, there still continues to be a lack of resources to address the loss of functionality as the demand for rehabilitation increases.
According to Louius, 2,193 patients used the services of FONHARE for the first four months of 2019. “57% of our consultations are stroke patients. It’s alarming. At the orthopedic level and trauma, it’s 20%. In April, we had 654 patients, including 374 with stroke,” he said. Continue reading
Bad Weather in Haiti on Eve of Hurricane Season in Caribbean Region
With hurricane season on the horizon, parts of Haiti are facing the threat of flooding and landslides. Thunderstorms are expected throughout the country until Wednesday, adding on to a week of non-stop raining in certain locations. Continue reading
Used Firearms handed over to authorities in Cite Soleil
Eight used firearms were officially handed over to the National Commission for Disarmament, Decommissioning and Reintegration (CNDRR) Tuesday by Ti Hougan, gang leader of the Boston District in Cite Soleil. The handing over of firearms are part of an initiative to fight against insecurity in the country. Continue reading
No resolution found as judges strike for an eighth day
The leaders of the Magistrates Professional Association (APM) and the National Association of Haitian Magistrates (ANAMAH) have no means to end their strike which has spanned to eight days until their demands are met.
ANAMAH President Jean Wilner Morin criticized the behavior of the leaders of the executive, arguing that their goal is not to paralyze the judicial system but to improve its performance. The Superior Council of the Judicial Power (CSPJ) called on the government to adopt provisions to remedy the situation in a statement. Continue reading