Posts Tagged Haiti

How Are Things Going in Haiti?

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I’ve been asked this question countless times over the past five years and have never once felt I’ve been able to answer it correctly. Any two rational people who have worked in Haiti since the quake could come up with two completely different, but altogether correct answers. The cynical answer might go something like this: It’s still bad. The last […]

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Five Years After Quake, Committed to Improving Health in Haiti

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Five years ago, people like you stepped up to help the millions of people affected by the most destructive earthquake in Haiti’s history, where Direct Relief and many others are still working to improve conditions for thousands of people left vulnerable. Progress has been made. Lost amid the negative headlines are the ample stories of hope the Direct Relief team […]

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Nanotte’s Story: Battling Cervical Cancer in Haiti

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Nanotte is a 43 year-old mother in Haiti who heard about the free cervical cancer screening services offered at Klinik Manitane and came in for screening. Health workers found that Nanotte had an undiagnosed lesion that had already progressed to cervical cancer. This diagnosis can be a death sentence for women like Nanotte who have limited means and live in […]

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Medicine to Treat One Million People Arrives in Haiti

Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly (second from left) and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume (second from right) today announced the distribution of chikungunya treatment kits at Direct Relief's warehouse in Haiti.

Medicines to treat one million people – or nearly one in 10 Haitians – have arrived at Direct Relief’s warehouse in Port-au-Prince as the mosquito-borne chikungunya virus continues to spread throughout the Americas. Haitian First Lady Sophia Martelly and Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume were on site today to announce the distribution of treatment kits to centers around the country. […]

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Partner Spotlight: Providing Health Care in Rural Grand Bois, Haiti

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For the nearly 65,000 people living in the rural, mountainous area of Grand Bois, Haiti (located about 40 miles east of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince), the St. Vincent de Paul Health Center run by ServeHAITI is the only place to get medical attention within 200 square miles. Since opening in 2005, the health center has evolved into a hub for not […]

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Chikungunya Outbreak: Emergency Aid Bound for Haiti

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#492786167 / gettyimages.com Direct Relief is sending emergency medicines and medical supplies to Haiti following an urgent request from the Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population of Haiti who contacted Direct Relief’s Emergency Response Team on Tuesday to request medicine for the chikungunya outbreak rapidly spreading across the island nation. The Haitian government formally declared a medical emergency […]

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