Health

Haiti - Medical : Mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus spreading rapidly

A few weeks ago, Haitians in Haiti heard about a new virus called Chikungunya that just arrived in the country.. Now there are news reports that the Chikungunya virus is spreading like wild fire... Ronald Singer, a spokesperson for Haiti ministry of health says there are now 1,529 confirmed cases of the Chikungunya virus in Haiti, a huge jump from just 14 last week, the Associated Press reports...

Many Haitians cook everything with coconut Oil but do they understand the health benefits?

I know in some parts of Haiti women use coconut in every food they cook... Especially in Les Cayes I've been told... But it wasn't until recently that I discovered that coconut oil is basically the best oil in the world... So I am wondering... Are these people aware of the health benefits or is it just an accidental habit?

Haiti - Sante : Twop sik diminye kapasite pou yon moun aprann

Mezanmi... Pou janm mwen renmen sik, mwen fèk dekouvri ke twòp sik kapab detwi sèvo w epi tiye entèlijens ou... Pou jan Haitien renmen bwè bagay sikre, ou kwè yo tout konnen saa? Gen yon moun ki pwal ri m wi lè li li atik saa... Li sa a...

Does Haiti have a Cholera Problem or Lack of Political Will?

I just finished watching a CNN news report about another possible cholera outbreak in Haiti. The reason, they say, is because Haiti lacks access to clean water and the country has a huge sanitation problem, both causes of lack of money and "lack of political will" in Haiti...

Haiti - Health : Mosquito-borne Chikungunya virus in Haiti

There have been news reports of the presence of the chikungunya virus in Haiti... This is a virus that is transmitted to humans by virus-carrying mosquitoes. Once infected you will have a bad fever and severe joint pain...

Haitians file NEW cholera lawsuit against the United Nations

A new group of Haitians have filed another lawsuit against the United Nations over the thousands of cholera deaths in Haiti they claim the UN is responsible for...

A Creole conversation between two Hospital employees in Montreal triggers an Investigation

Two Haitian employees of the Rivière-des-Prairies Hospital in Montreal sometimes talk to each other in Haitian Creole rather than exclusively in French. A complaint from another employee led to an intervention of the Office québécois de la langue française (OQLF) -- Haitians in Montreal beware... French is the official language of the workplace, not Creole... LOL...

HIV Rates in Haiti Drops Considerably

Haiti Medical News - Great News... The number of Haitians in Haiti who have tested positive for HIV has declined over the past decade. According to Haiti's Ministry of Public Health, the HIV infection rate in Haiti is now at 3.67 percent, a drop of nearly 10 percent...

Cholera may be staying in Haiti permanently... Are you Serious?

BAD News... WORSE News... It looks like Cholera is here to stay in Haiti... According to Dr. Glenn Morris, director of the Emerging Pathogens Institute at the University of Florida, the strain of cholera imported into Haiti by United Nations MINUSTAH soldiers from Nepal may be staying in Haiti permanently.

Moringa Tree - Every Haiti House should plant TWO In the back yard

Watch this video... I just found out about Moringa Oleifera, they call it the miracle tree, a tree so High with vitamins and nutrients that every house in Haiti should have TWO planted in the back yard...