Ripple Effects

They say, “Whenever Haiti sneezes, Miami catches a cold.” But, in the weeks before Haiti had any reported COVID-19 cases, our fragility seemed greater than theirs. The New Yorker, By Edwidge Danticat, April 6, 2020 I suspected that things might be getting serious when, at a memorial for an elderly friend, who’d died long before covid-19 was … Read more

Haiti reports its first coronavirus death

France 24, 05/04/2020 Port-au-Prince (AFP)  Haiti on Sunday reported its first novel coronavirus death, a 55-year-old man who had underlying health conditions. The health ministry said the man suffered from diabetes and hypertension. He was one of only 21 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Haiti, a demographically young country where over half those … Read more

World Bank Approves US$20 Million Grant to Support COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Response in Haiti

World Bank press release, April 1, 2020 WASHINGTON – April 2, 2020 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a US$20 million grant for the Haiti COVID-19 Response Project. This project aims to respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 through testing and improved treatment in Haiti. “The rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic … Read more

Haiti president declares state of emergency over coronavirus

The poorest country in the Americas is under lockdown, with airports, seaports, schools and factories closed. Aljazeera, 3/21/20 Haiti has announced its first two cases of coronavirus.  The president declared a state of emergency in a country with an already fragile healthcare system. Al Jazeera’s Leah Harding reports. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/haiti-president-declares-state-emergency-coronavirus-200321102722636.html

Haiti reports first two coronavirus cases

France 24, 20/03/2020 Port-au-Prince (AFP).  President Jovenel Moise announced Haiti’s first two cases of novel coronavirus on Thursday as his government adopted extraordinary measures to contain its spread. “We have found the two first cases of coronavirus in our national territory,” Moise said during an address televised on state media. Haiti is the Caribbean’s poorest and … Read more