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Haitians suffer from hypertension 4x more than African Americans

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“Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Haiti today,” stated Dr. Jean William Pape according to Le Nouvelliste. “We are in a complex situation. We have women suffering from hypertension and they are also obese as well as anemic,” said the director of the GHESKIO centers.  Dr. Pape also said “There are four times more cases of hypertension in Haiti both in men than in women compared to black Americans, “he revealed, stressing that the black race is, in general, prone to developing these types of disease.”

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Rachele Viard

Rachele Viard

Managing Editor at Haitian Times
Born into a Haitian family in Stone Mountain GA. , Rachele visited Haiti several times in her youth and connected to the country and the culture. She moved to Haiti in 2009, where she put her English degree to use as a writer, using her voice and pen to promote tourism in the country and highlight the richness of the Haitian culture and people.
Rachele Viard
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Jan. 23, 2020

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