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Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The University of Florida on Wednesday opened a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis.
Deadly water epidemic 'could strike again' in Haiti
Haiti is in desperate need of clean water, and without it, it faces a new cholera outbreak.
World's largest solar-powered hospital gives Haiti hope
As medics celebrate birth of 800th baby, future looks brighter for island hit by devastating 2010 earthquake Mirebalais is just an hour's drive north-east of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, but in terms of technological distance travelled, the town might as well be on another planet. On moonless nights, much of the capital is dark; its shacks and makeshift roadside stalls are lit only by ...
Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's most respected filmmaker began production on a new film in Haiti this week, making perhaps the first feature to dramatize how people faced the topsy-turvy days and weeks after the 2010 earthquake.
Drought threatens population in the northwest of Haiti
By Amelie Baron PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Reuters) - Only cactus grows along the dirt road fringing arid fields on the way to the isolated village of Bas des Moustiques, on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Port-de-Paix in Haiti. A lack of rain in recent months has killed crops in Haiti's poorest region, and left people struggling to survive. Julia Sodietra, 41, has lost hope as she fights a ...
MIT Sloan Executive Education Creates Leadership Initiative for Haitian Cabinet
MIT Sloan Executive Education, in partnership with the government of Haiti, has created a new educational initiative to provide management and leadership training to members of the Haitian cabinet for the first time.
Neglected islanders resist plan for Haiti tourism revival
By David Adams ILE-A-VACHE, Haiti (Reuters) - For decades the mostly dirt-poor residents of the small island of Ile-à-Vache off Haiti's south coast lived in anonymity, virtually ignored by the government and visited only by the most adventurous backpackers and yachters. Then in 2012, helicopters started dropping off big shots: Haiti's president, Michel Martelly, Bill Clinton, ad agency models ...
Canadian visits to Haiti on rise as country continues tourism push
MONTREAL - Although its sandy white beaches may rival any country in the Caribbean, Haiti's troubled past has set the country far behind its neighbours when it comes to tourism. Tourism arrivals to Haiti rose by 20 per cent in 2013, according to new figures from the country's Tourism Ministry. More than 33,000 of those visitors were from Canada, which is a 60 per cent jump from 2011, when ...