On the front lines with Midwives for Haiti
Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on the United Nations Population Fund. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – “At 55, I already have four…
EXCLUSIVE: Haitian American Doctor Discusses New Appointment as Dean of University of Miami Medical School
Dr. Henri Ford’s appointment as dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is one for the history books. His new post is paving a path not only for Haitians, but all people of color in the field.
By Mindy Fetterman WASHINGTON — For today, there are no doctor’s visits. No long afternoons with nothing to do. No…
Stress related to racial discrimination, mistrust of the medical system and less frequent use of health care services and medications, are some of the reasons why African Americans are more likely to have high blood pressure, according to the CDC. Undetected hypertension can lead to heart and kidney damage as well as strokes and heart attacks.
The USC study, released on March 13, analyzed the prices that 1.6 million people paid for 9.5 million prescriptions in the first half of 2013, based on data from Optum Clinformatics, an organization that sells anonymized claims data for analysis, and National Average Retail Price (NARP) data, which contained drug prices paid by insurers and was based on a national survey of pharmacists.
It showed that the overpayments totaled $135 million during that six-month period.
Nirva is one of about 59,000 Haitians living in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status (TPS), a humanitarian program that gave them permission to work and live here after the January 2010 earthquake devastated their country. Many work in health care, often in grueling, low-wage jobs as nursing assistants or home health aides.
Now these workers’ days are numbered: The Trump administration decided to end TPS for Haitians, giving them until July 22, 2019, to leave the country or face deportation.
“The border area is a challenge,” said Dr. Jean-Frantz Lemoine, Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) National Malaria Program coordinator. “Mosquitos need no passport or visa to cross the border, so there is a real coordination with the Dominicans.”
Advocates Welcome Deputy Secretary-General Meeting With Haiti Cholera Victims, Call For Broad Consultations
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Advocates for Haiti’s cholera victims welcomed UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed and UN Special Envoy on Haiti…