Haiti Hospital Workers Say They Are Unprepared to Handle Coronavirus Patients

Voice of America, By Sandra Lemaire, Matiado Vilme, March 07, 2020 WASHINGTON/PORT-AU-PRINCE – Employees at the government-run General Hospital in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince, fear the day when the first coronavirus patient checks in. Dr. Jacques Mackenzie told VOA that no measures have been taken to protect the staff at the nation’s largest health facility. “It’s … Read more

Haiti’s new prime minister calls for support in ‘precarious’ situation

Reuters, World News, by Andre Paultre, March 4, 2020 PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe said on Wednesday during his first public appearance since his appointment by presidential decree that he would focus on fighting insecurity and inequality while boosting the economy. Jouthe, a trained civil engineer, who was appointed this week by President … Read more

Haiti’s Unnatural Disasters

Al Jazeera, The Take (podcast), February 21, 2020 The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that devastated Haiti 10 years ago continues to have consequences today. In January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti.  What followed was a cascade of man-made crises. The United Nations pledged $2bn in aid, but many have yet to reap any benefits. We revisit Haiti … Read more

Fulbrighter Dr. Jacques Clerville is Using Epidemiology to Improve Haiti’s Public Health System

Laspau (affiliated with Harvard University), February 7, 2020 Dr. Jacques Clerville is a former Fulbright scholar and Haitian primary care physician, with a master of public health in epidemiology from University of South Carolina, Arnold School. Today, Dr. Clerville is Haiti’s chief assistant of infectious diseases epidemiologic surveillance within the Ministry of Health and Population. … Read more