PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Advocates for Haiti’s cholera victims welcomed UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UN Special Envoy on Haiti Josette Sheeran’s meeting with a group of victims this weekend as a positive first step towards respecting Haitians’ dignity and right to consultation. The meeting between Mohammed, Sheeran and five cholera victims took place on…
The data underlines the widespread effect of sexual gender-based violence said Dr. Carl Frédéric Casimir, MSF deputy medical coordinator in Haiti. More than half of the clinic’s patients are under 18 years old, according to the report. Many of these minors are survivors of rape. These kinds of attacks can cause unintended pregnancies, the spread of sexually-transmitted infections and negative mental health outcomes.
Haiti is one of the top seven countries that contribute to the spread of tuberculosis (TB) cases within the United States. In 2014, 66 percent of TB cases in the US occurred from foreign-born persons from Mexico, Philippines, Vietnam, India, China, Guatemala and Haiti. TB is caused by a bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. An infection…
By David Henderson In December, then United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon delivered a carefully scripted speech on the UN’s role in Haiti’s cholera epidemic. As a young adult splitting my time between studying towards a degree in Global Health and working remotely for a medical clinic in Haiti, I spent the afternoon alone with…
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.
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.
By: Tadia Toussaint
MIREBALAIS, HAITI – Marie Melone Cadeau was diagnosed with stage three endometrial cancer. She traveled from her home in Les Cayes to Zanmi La Sante’s Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) for an operation in November 2015. The doctors promised her the results in five weeks. Instead, she received them five months later in April.
The Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) of Greater New York hosted its Fifth Annual HANA Leadership Convention at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing on the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University from June 15 -17.
Do you see that little sticker on your produce? Before you dismiss it as garbage, read the first number. It will make a difference, trust me! My sister Sabrina recently shared a post via Facebook that got my attention more than others. It was a simple way to know whether your fruits and veggies are…
By Anaïs Bailly-Mompoint, LMSW
More than 6 percent of the Haitian-American community have Type 2 diabetes. With NYC being one of the top cities with the largest population of Haitian immigrants, it is a matter one cannot ignore.