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Elephantiasis Potential Concern in Post-Hurricane Haiti by

NOTRE DAME, Ind. (WOMENSENEWS)-For 60-year-old Velouse Casseus, September’s Hurricane Matthew brought fears for the future in addition to death and damage to her community in Leogane, Haiti. She is now concerned about getting another disease, especially since she already has lymphatic filariasis. “I feel so vulnerable to any disease because of the conditions I am …

Notre Dame Haiti Program dedicates new salt facility by

(L-R): Rev. Thomas Streit, founder and principal investigator of the Notre Dame Haiti Program; Dr. Florence Guillaume, the Haitian Minister for Public Health and Population; Earl Carter, managing director of the Haiti Program; Sophia Martelly, the first lady of Haiti; and Joseline Marhone Pierre, director of the Office of Nutrition, MSPP. In partnership with the …

Haiti Moves A Step Closer Toward Eradicating Elephantiasis by

Enlarge this image Boys at the L’Ecole Les Freres Clement elementary school in Jacmel, Haiti, line up to take deworming pills that protect against elephantiasis. Maggie Steber for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Maggie Steber for The Washington Post/Getty Images Haiti has finally carried out a nationwide campaign to get rid of …

First Lady of Haiti Martine Moise Commemorates World Malaria Day, Expresses Commitment to Elimination Alongside Global, Political, and Scientific Leaders – Haiti by

Hispaniola is the last malaria endemic island in the Caribbean. On World Malaria Day, Haiti declares it is ready to beat malaria – malaria elimination in the Caribbean is within reach. Port au Prince (April 25, 2018) – Today, the First Lady of Haiti Martine Moise and more than 300 government officials, civil society representatives, …

Cholera still issue despite Haiti’s public health progress by

The public health infrastructure in Haiti has somewhat improved since the 2010 earthquake and the massive cholera outbreak that followed, but there’s still a big shortfall in resources to improve the country’s water and sanitation systems enough to eliminate the disease from the country, according to a report today in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report …

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