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‘I Am Sure She Is Under There, Alive.’ On the Ground in Mexico City in the Hours After the Quake
At 11 a.m. yesterday, residents in offices, schools and housing estates across Mexico City took part in an earthquake drill timed to commemorate the catastrophic tremor on the same date in 1985. Just over two hours later, a real, 7.1 magnitude quake shook the capital and surrounding states, making skyscrapers sway like they were made of paper, shattering windows and roofs, and toppling entire apartment blocks. When the quake struck, I was on the twentieth floor of an office building, which moved up and down like a fairground ride as books and folders crashed onto the floor. I wanted to immediately run for my life, but had ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ioan Grillo / Mexico City Tags: Uncategorized Earthquake Mexico Mexico City onetime Source Type: news

How Big Is Hurricane Maria?
Hurricane Maria has devastated the Caribbean island of Dominica, just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma. Maria, now a Category 5 storm, is expected to remain very strong as it heads toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. According to the National Hurricane Center, hurricane-force winds extend up to 30 miles from Hurricane Maria’s center, while tropical storm-force winds extend outward for up to 125 miles. How does that compare to other recent or major hurricanes? Irma Hurricane Irma killed at least 33 people in the U.S. and 51 in the Caribbean when it struck last week. At its peak, the diamet...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Hurricanes onetime weather Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

‘My Roof Is Gone.’ Dominica’s Prime Minister Shares Live Updates of Hurricane Maria
Just days after it was brushed by Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean island of Dominica has been left devastated by Hurricane Maria, which is rapidly strengthening as it heads toward Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The Category 5 storm, with winds clocking at more than 160 mph, hit Dominica on Monday evening, leaving what Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skeritt described on Tuesday as “widespread devastation.” Skeritt shared live updates of the storm on his Facebook page on Monday evening. “Certainly no sleep for anyone in Dominica. I believe my residence may have sustained some damage,”...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Caribbean Dominica hurricane irma Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

Hurricane Maria ‘Spaghetti Plots’ Predict Another Hit for the Caribbean
Hurricane Maria is gathering strength as it heads west toward the Caribbean, where a large swath of islands are still recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. With maximum sustained winds of 120 mph and the storm moving at 10 mph, Hurricane Maria, now a Category 3 storm, is expected to hit the Leeward Islands — many of which were already hit by Irma — late Monday. Several predictions, including “spaghetti plots,” of Hurricane Maria’s path predict the storm will hit the U.S. Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia and St. Kitts, Nevis...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized Hurricane Maria onetime Source Type: news

Is Hurricane Maria Coming to Puerto Rico or Florida? Here ’s What We Know
Just days after Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean and Florida, the region is bracing for another storm. Hurricane Maria is rapidly strengthening as it heads toward heading toward the area, becoming a Category 3 storm Monday, the National Hurricane Center said. Illustrations of Hurricane Maria’s possible track shows the storm, which has winds going at 120 mph, moving over Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Haiti. The storm is currently about 60 miles east of Martinique and is expected to hit the Leeward Islands on Monday. Hurricane watches and warnings are in effect for several islands in the Caribbean, including ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized hurricane Hurricane Maria onetime weather Source Type: news

A Strengthening Hurricane Maria Closes in on Irma-Hit Caribbean
(SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic) — The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and strengthening Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday night. Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were posted for many of the islands, including those already coping with the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, such as St. Barts and Antigua and Barbuda. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Maria was expected to gain power and likely would be near major hurricane strength while crossing through the Leeward Islands late...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Caribbean hurricane irma Hurricane Maria onetime weather Source Type: news

From Africa to the US to Haiti, climate change is a Black Lives Matter | Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu
Racism is endemic to global inequality. This means that those most affected – and killed – by climate change are black and poor peopleJust over a year ago, Black Lives Matter UKsuccessfully shut down London City airport. Our aims were tocall attention to three things: Britain ’shistorical responsibility for global temperature changes, while the UK remains among the least vulnerable countries to the direct effects of climate change; second, that black people and poor people globally suffer the most from environmental impacts; and third, that safe freedom of movement is a reality only for the privileged, we...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu Tags: Black Lives Matter movement Climate change US news Environment Science Poverty Social exclusion Society Inequality Houston Haiti Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Irma Hurricane Jose Source Type: news

From Africa to the US to Haiti, climate change is a race issue | Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu
Racism is endemic to global inequality. This means that those most affected – and killed – by climate change are black and poor peoplePatrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu are members of the Black Lives Matter movementJust over a year ago, Black Lives Matter UKsuccessfully shut down London City airport. Our aims were tocall attention to three things: Britain ’shistorical responsibility for global temperature changes, while the UK remains among the least vulnerable countries to the direct effects of climate change; second, that black people and poor people globally suffer the most from environmental impacts; a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu Tags: Black Lives Matter movement Climate change US news Environment Science Poverty Social exclusion Society Inequality Houston Haiti Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Irma Hurricane Jose Source Type: news

When the Military Does Battle With Nature
Although we just watched two enormous hurricanes rip through Texas and Florida, it is worth remembering that Mother Nature can easily surpass the biggest conventional weapons in our arsenal, unleashing destruction over vast areas. Fortunately, we have a force capable of responding to such disasters in the U.S. military. As I often said when I led disaster-relief efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean, “We are very good at launching missiles, but we can launch angels as well.” In terms of Hurricane Harvey, many of the immediate responders by land were from the Texas National Guard and by sea from the Navy an...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Stavridis Tags: Uncategorized hurricane irma Military U.S. military Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
For every peer review completed for the journal Environmental Earth Sciences, a water filter is donated to developing countries – almost 600 since the start of 2017 Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer’s journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization “Filter of Hope”. Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. This scheme is the first of i...
Source: News from STM - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: STM Publishing News Tags: Editorial Featured Source Type: news

Miami Mother Forced to Deliver Her Own Baby at Home During Hurricane Irma
A Florida woman was forced to deliver her own baby at home as Hurricane Irma battered the state and kept rescuers from reaching her Sunday, authorities said. Doctors helped the unidentified woman successfully give birth to a baby girl in Miami by talking her through the delivery process on the phone, according to officials. “We weren’t able to respond. So she delivered the placenta also,” Assistant Fire Chief Eloy Garcia told the Miami Herald. “Dispatch told her how to tie it off.” Emergency responders later took the mother and her newborn to a hospital, where both were in stable condition, Mi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Florida hurricane irma onetime Source Type: news

Springer Nature pioneers charitable incentive system for peer reviewers
(Springer) Peer reviewers are enabling people in developing countries to access safe drinking water as the result of a collaboration between Springer's journal Environmental Earth Sciences and the non-profit humanitarian organization 'Filter of Hope.' Since the start of the initiative at the beginning of 2017, almost 600 water filters have been distributed in Liberia, Nicaragua, Haiti, Honduras, Russia, Cuba and India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 11, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Fatal Child Abuse Suspected After 2 Girls Found Dead on Farm
(NORWOOD, Colo.) — Four people have been arrested in the deaths of two young girls whose bodies were found on a farm in rural southwestern Colorado. The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday that the bodies of the girls, who were between the ages of 5 and 10, were found Friday on a farm outside Norwood, about 30 miles (48.2 kilometers) west of the ski resort town of Telluride. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Susan Lilly says investigators believe they were dead for at least two weeks. Lilly says the suspects are a man from Norwood and two women and a man from Haiti and Jamaica who recently moved to the a...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Watch Live As Hurricane Irma Slams Through the Caribbean
Hurricane Irma made landfall in the Caribbean Wednesday as the Category 5 storm barrels through the area on a potential collision course with Florida.   A livestream from St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, shows Irma’s heavy rainfall and incredible wind speeds as the storm makes its way through the region. The stream, courtesy of EarthCam, shows Irma hitting a St. Croix beach. A hurricane warning for the Caribbean area predicts tropical force winds and up to 10 inches of rain. Hurricane Irma is expected to move westward, dumping between 10 and 20 inches of rain on parts of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and t...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Israel Rescue Coalition Sending Psychological First Aid Team To Help in Houston
Jerusalem - On Wednesday evening, the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) will mobilize and dispatch a team comprised of elite members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit to Houston, Texas in order to provide mental and emotional stabilization to people who need it. The team includes Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and therapists and will be arriving in Houston early Thursday morning, local time. While not yet confirmed, there is a succinct possibility that a military psychologist from the IDF will be joining the group. “People need help on the ground,” said Dov Maisel, Director of Internat...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Patient Care News Operations Source Type: news

Israel Rescue Coalition Sending Psychological First Aid Team To Help in Houston
Jerusalem - On Wednesday evening, the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) will mobilize and dispatch a team comprised of elite members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit to Houston, Texas in order to provide mental and emotional stabilization to people who need it. The team includes Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and therapists and will be arriving in Houston early Thursday morning, local time. While not yet confirmed, there is a succinct possibility that a military psychologist from the IDF will be joining the group. “People need help on the ground,” said Dov Maisel, Director of Internat...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Patient Care News Operations Source Type: news

Israel Rescue Coalition Sending Psychological First Aid Team To Help in Houston
Jerusalem - On Wednesday evening, the Israel Rescue Coalition (IRC) will mobilize and dispatch a team comprised of elite members of United Hatzalah’s Psychotrauma and Crisis Response Unit to Houston, Texas in order to provide mental and emotional stabilization to people who need it. The team includes Psychologists, Psychiatrists, and therapists and will be arriving in Houston early Thursday morning, local time. While not yet confirmed, there is a succinct possibility that a military psychologist from the IDF will be joining the group. “People need help on the ground,” said Dov Maisel, Director of Internat...
Source: JEMS Operations - August 30, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: United Hatzalah Tags: Patient Care News Operations Source Type: news

American Surgeons Poorly Prepared for Humanitarian Operations American Surgeons Poorly Prepared for Humanitarian Operations
A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

American surgeons poorly prepared for humanitarian operations
(Reuters Health) - A Haitian physician taught American-trained vascular surgeon Dr. David Kuwayama how to perform C-sections in a Caribbean clinic, and a Congolese surgeon taught him other basic surgical procedures in an African war zone. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Here ’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years
A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American Eclipse.” You can find a detailed map showing the path of the eclipse here. But if you live in a place that won’t see the total eclipse or even a partial eclipse, don’t worry: It won’t be the last time the U.S. — and the rest of the world — will get a chance to see the moon block the sun in the coming decades. The next total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. will take place in seven years, and even before then total eclipses will take ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized eclipse onetime space 2017 Source Type: news

Mobile clinics deliver essential care to women and girls in remote Haiti
Language EnglishPICHON/BELLE-ANSE, Haiti – Delicate and petite, N élia is 25 but looks like a teenager. She has already been pregnant three times, and has endured more than her share of tragedy.She lives in Pichon, a remote community in Belle-Anse, where the nearest health centre is a three-hour walk away. Like most women in Haiti, N élia gave birth at home.The first time, she went into labour prematurely. Her grandmother delivered the baby, who did not survive.The second time, N élia gave birth to twins, also at home. They died some time later. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Utilizing narrative methodology in trauma treatment with Haitian earthquake survivors - Lane WD, Myers KJ, Hill MC, Lane DE.
An earthquake devastated Haiti in January 2010, killing than over 230,000 and displacing millions. Following this disaster, a culturally specific narrative model was developed for leaders (i.e., teachers, clergy, etc.) to treat trauma symptomatology among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Haiti: Fighting the Spread of Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Field newsHaiti: Fighting the Spread of Mosquito-Borne DiseasesJuly 24, 2017In the Port-au-Prince neighborhood of Martissant, MSF is working to improve water quality and protect residents from cholera and mosquito-borne viruses like Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Editorial Intern Source Type: news

Group: Yemen's cholera epidemic to worsen in rainy season
An international aid organization is warning that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2010 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Oxfam: Yemen's cholera epidemic to worsen in rainy season
An international aid organization is warning that Yemen's cholera epidemic, the world's worst since Haiti's 2011 outbreak, is likely to worsen in the rainy season (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Sexual Violence in Haiti Is a Public Health Problem - Charity Sexual Violence in Haiti Is a Public Health Problem - Charity
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

UC3M heads cooperation project to promote renewable energies in Cuba and Haiti
(Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) In collaboration with other educational institutions in Cuba and Haiti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) is leading an international cooperation project destined to strengthen higher education in both Latin American countries in the field of renewable energies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As Haiti struggles to stamp out cholera, UN urges further international support to combat disease
Noting the challenges that continue to hamper sustained progress in combating cholera in Haiti, the United Nations General Assembly underscored the need to strengthen national health, sanitation and water systems on the island to promote the well-being of the population as well as contributing to Haiti's sustainable development efforts. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Against Their Will: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Young People in Haiti
A crisis overlooked for too long: In Haiti, the number of young people affected by sexual violence is alarmingly high.Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Against Their Will - Sexual and Gender-based Violence Against Young People in Haiti
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Source: MSF News - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kelly Smith-Holbourn Source Type: news

Against Their Will: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Young People in Haiti
Special reportAgainst Their Will: Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Young People in HaitiJuly 12, 2017View the photo story "Against Their Will" (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - July 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Epidemiology of traumatic injuries at an urban hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti - Zuraik C, Sampalis J.
This study will assess the burden of traumatic injuries in an... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Haiti could stem its seven-year-long cholera epidemic by the end of 2018 as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply, government and United Nations officials said. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

In Haiti, Security Council spotlights opportunities for country & #39s reform towards stability and development
Wrapping up a three-day visit to Haiti, a Security Council delegation today stressed that it has accomplished the objectives of the mission, including a first-hand look into how best the United Nations could contribute to the country's lasting stability and development. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Community-Based Disaster Mental Health Intervention (CBDMHI): Curriculum Manual for Use with Communities Affected by Natural Disasters in Haiti
University of Colorado at Boulder, Natural Hazards Center. 11/2016 This 74-page document is a curriculum manual for use with communities affected by natural disasters in Haiti to support their mental health. Its intervention objectives are to increase functioning; increase use of coping skills; reduce mental health stigma; increase mental health knowledge/literacy; increase disaster preparedness knowledge and behaviors; increase help-giving behaviors (social support) for disasters generally, and mental health specifically; and increase help-seeking behavior (informal and formal resources) for disasters generally, and menta...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - June 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Political will, financial support needed to bolster new approach to cholera in Haiti & #8211 UN deputy chief
The United Nations deputy chief today called on Member States to fund the Organization's new strategy to counter cholera in Haiti, stressing that the initiative is facing a critical shortage of resources. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - June 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Journeys to excellence: Stories of three award-winning nurses
Cassandra Fleurentin Every year, the New England Regional Black Nurses Association (NERBNA) recognizes nurses for their outstanding commitment to their profession and for going above and beyond in their designated specialty area. Read the stories of the three Boston Children’s Hospital nurses honored with this year’s Excellence in Nursing Awards. Cassandra Fleurentin: BSN, staff nurse I, 9 South Growing up, Cassandra’s mother had a chronic illness. Sitting by her bedside day in and day out and spending much of her childhood in hospitals and emergency rooms motivated Cassandra to become a nurse. &ldqu...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 11, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Andrea Vega Tags: Caregivers nursing Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Mercy Health builds Haiti facility as mission expands
Mercy Health recently donated $1 million to help build a 20-bed guest house adjoining a new hospital in Haiti, which will provide lodging for doctors and nurses who travel from Ohio to provide medical care to needy residents of the Caribbean island. “We will regularly rotate clinical caregiver volunteers, nurses and physicians for years to come,” said John Starcher, CEO of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health. “We anticipate that volunteer stints would range anywhere from one to six weeks.” The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 10, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Midwives offer care, dignity and a lifeline for Haiti's mothers
Language EnglishPORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Elizabeth was exhausted after four hours of contractions at the Petite Place Cazeau clinic, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Finally, with gentle guidance from the midwife, she gave one last push. Stifled cries filled the delivery room.The nurse presented a baby girl to the new mother. Through half-closed eyes, Elizabeth watched as her daughter was cleaned and weighed.Afterward, in a spacious recovery room, she cradled her baby – whom she had named Lisa. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - May 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Scientists search for Caribbean quake clues
By following the flow of seawater deep into the earth ’s crust, researchers hope to understand the region’s instabilityGeologically speaking the Caribbean is a lively place. Recent reminders include the 1995 volcanic eruption on Montserrat, and the devastating magnitude 7 earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010. Occasionally the Caribbean produces even more powerful outbursts.Back in February 1843 the region was shaken by an estimated magnitude 8.3 quake, reducing Pointe-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe to ruins and killing one third (1,500) of its inhabitants. Meanwhile, 2,000 people are thought to have perished in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Earthquakes Geology Haiti Americas Natural disasters and extreme weather Science World news Source Type: news

The trauma signature of 2016 Hurricane Matthew and the psychosocial impact on Haiti - Shultz JM, Cela T, Marcelin LH, Espinola M, Heitmann I, Sanchez C, Jean Pierre A, Foo CY, Thompson K, Klotzbach P, Espinel Z, Rechkemmer A.
Background. Hurricane Matthew was the most powerful tropical cyclone of the 2016 Atlantic Basin season, bringing severe impacts to multiple nations including direct landfalls in Cuba, Haiti, Bahamas, and the United States. However, Haiti experienced the gr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Haiti and the politics of governance and community responses to Hurricane Matthew - Marcelin LH, Cela T, Shultz JM.
This article examines disaster preparedness and community responses to Hurricane Matthew in semi-urban and rural towns and villages in Grande-Anse, Haiti. Based on an ethnographic study conducted in the department of Grande-Anse one week after the hurrican... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

After Bringing Cholera to Haiti, U.N. Can ’ t Raise Money to Fight It
A fund created by the United Nations to help Haiti combat cholera, a disease introduced by peacekeepers in 2010, has little money. It is supposed to have $400 million. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICK GLADSTONE Tags: Haiti Cholera United Nations World Health Organization Ban Ki-moon Guterres, Antonio Haley, Nikki R Source Type: news

Transmission of Zika Virus -- Haiti, Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016 Transmission of Zika Virus -- Haiti, Oct. 2015-Sept. 2016
Haiti reported its first confirmed case of Zika virus disease in January 2016. How was the response handled, and what's the status of the outbreak at present?Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news