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PSI Brings Tennis Star Anna Kournikova to Haiti Bringing Hope and Assistance to Child Slaves

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anna Kournikova has just returned from her first visit to Haiti, where she witnessed firsthand the combined effects of years of poverty, violence and natural disasters on the health of the local population. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-...

CHF International: Haiti Needs Your Help

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented series of hurricanes and tropical storms have caused catastrophic damage in Haiti over the last three weeks, leading to over 600 deaths. As many as 350,000 people are suffering from severe damage caused to housing, potabl...

Three Rs and HIV/AIDS Mark New Haiti Literacy Plan

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Increasing literacy and curbing HIV/AIDS is the centerpiece of the U.S. Agency for International Development's (USAID) new three-year effort designed to stabilize parts of Haiti plagued by community unrest. The Haiti Basic Education Project -- a...

Charitable Donations to Private Organizations in Haiti Critical Component to Ongoing Food Crisis Relief Efforts

Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos supports thousands in need and serves important role in community ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, is no stranger to worldwide media attention as the country's agonizing foo...

AIDS Stopped in Haiti Before U.S.

New research tracks the spread of HIV from Africa to America TUESDAY, Oct. 30 (HealthDay News) -- New research into the genetic history of HIV suggests that the virus that causes AIDS stopped in Haiti during the middle of the last century, prior to reaching the United States. The f...

Reliv Foundation Builds Feeding Center and School for Impoverished People in Haiti

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Reliv International, Inc. (Nasdaq: RELV ) today announced that the Reliv Kalogris Foundation dedicated a new feeding center and schoolroom for impoverished children in Bois Lance de Limonade, Haiti. The Reliv Kalogris Foundation is Reliv's cha...

Haiti Hosts Opening Ceremony of the 2009 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial: Worldwide Events Commence With the Announcement of a National HIV Testing Campaign in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The opening ceremony of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial was held tonight in Haiti, kicking off over 1,000 Candlelight events in more than 100 countries as part of the world's oldest and largest HIV/AIDS grassroots mobilization ev...

Rapid Syphilis Could Prevent Congenital Disease and Stillbirths in Haiti

Congenital syphilis is a major preventable public health problem in many developing countries, frequently causing stillbirths or neonatal death and disabling children who survive. Often undiagnosed or untreated, syphilis is passed from mother to child -- even when mothers take part in prenatal pro...

Reliv International Named As Finalist In the American Business Awards

... and Haiti. A fourth feeding center/school is scheduled to be dedicated in haiti in early June. "The Reliv Kalogris Foundation provides free nutrit...filters to its feeding programs in Haiti. Less than half the population in haiti has potable water, according to the World Health Organization. The filters...

Green Family Foundation Gives $10 Million Boost to FIU Community Medicine Program

...and funds the Green Family Community Health program at Project Medishare, an organization that executes many of the surgical and medical care trips to haiti through the community health programs and is a hands-on service delivery program in rural Haiti. GFF contributes to Medishare, by helping to empower r...
Haiti in Medical Technology

FDA Advises Manufacturers to Test Glycerin for Possible Contamination

...up, which resulted in dozens of hospitalizations for serious injury and more than 40 deaths. In late 1995 and early 1996, at least 80 children died in haiti due to DEG-contaminated glycerin in acetaminophen syrup. Between 1990 and 1998, similar incidents of DEG poisoning reportedly occurred in Argentina, B...
Haiti in Biological News

Searching for pollution in the Caribbean

...e sediment samples to the back of a Toyota pick-up truck that would take the team back to San Pedro Sula. Miguel, who had also led similar teams in haiti and Jamaica, was clearly satisfied with the result of the day's work, and the performance of the team. "Today we went to several highly contaminate...

NTDs burden in Latin America and the Caribbean may exceed that of HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria

...cipants to invest in efforts to help the people of haiti who were devastated by Hurricane Ike by combating ...ile around three million people will be treated in haiti in 2008 for lymphatic filariasis, additional resou...eded to step up and maintain treatment coverage in haiti with its population of 9.5 million people, particu...

McGill conference on Global Food Crisis draws impressive list of international participants

...hat might have fallen off media radar screens, but which has not gone away. The latest development in this crisis lies in our own hemisphere, where haiti has been hammered by hurricanes this summer, bringing death, destruction and more strain on that impoverished nation's food supply. The Haitian exp...

Hurricane Gustav

...25 August, 28 August, 30 August and 1 September 2008 (from right to left). Gustav formed on 25 August 2008 some 400 km southeast of Port-au-Prince, haiti (seen above far right image), when a tropical wave developed curved bands and an upper level eye feature (visible), causing the U.S. National Hurrican...

End of deforestation in view? Experts advance new way to size up global forest resources

...in El Salvador grew by about one-fifth from 1992 to 2001. Forests are also recovering fast in the Dominican Republic, in harsh contrast to deforested haiti on the same Caribbean island. Says Dr. Kauppi: "The main obstacles to forest transition are fast-growing poor populations who burn wood to cook, ...
Haiti in Biological Definition

Yellow fever

...an army of 40,000 sent by First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte of France to haiti to suppress the Haitian Revolution was wiped out by an epidemic of Yello...and Bonaparte's brother-in-law, Charles Leclerc ). Some historians believe haiti was to be a staging point for an invasion of the United States through L...
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