Tag Archives: Haiti

In a week of violent tragedy and proposed funding cuts, we’re reading why the clock is ticking on an international donor response to anti-gay laws and violence

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Realities in Global Treatment of HIV: A refreshing read on the heels of a series of global health funding proposals (from the President, from the Senate State and Foreign Operations subcommittee, from the House Appropriations Committee) that essentially tell global AIDS fighters “keep up the good work with less money,” this New York Times editorial […]

More than a decade of countering disease and disaster in Haiti penitentiary yields results as donors turn attention to prisons

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The following is the first of a two-part feature on health and justice in a Haitian prison. Today Science Speaks looks at how a decade of work by an organization called Health through Walls has led to recognition of and responses to conditions there, with tools to diagnose tuberculosis among prisoners. When Dr. John May […]

Turn up the volume for an all-video edition of What We’re Reading . . .

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Turn up the volume  for these videos on issues that are often surrounded by silence: The reasons for rectal microbicides, the  neglected world of children with tuberculosis, the health consequences of overcrowded prisons, and how infectious diseases travel from prison to tourist when the realities of sex work are left out of an AIDS response. […]

Addressing the HIV Situation in a Post-Earthquake Haiti

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This post is by the Global Center’s Rabita Aziz. Photos and video by David Bryden. A panel consisting of Haitian HIV advocates spoke today about the situation of HIV patients in a post-earthquake Haiti at a Senate briefing called “Report from the Frontlines: Living with HIV/AIDS in Haiti Post-Earthquake.”  The briefing was sponsored by Senator […]

Haphazard Relief Efforts in Haiti Creating New Risks for AIDS Prevention and Treatment

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Where is the plan for Haitians living with AIDS? That was the question posted last week by a Haitan protest delegation, which convened at the United Nations to demand attention to their plight. “The protesters said that uncoordinated relief efforts are leaving Haitians vulnerable to AIDS and endangering Haitians living with the disease,” reports Housing Works’ […]

CDC Resources for Clinicians Helping Haitian Earthquake Victims

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Amid the continuing effort to provide desperately needed medical care to earthquake victims in Haiti, the CDC today released guidelines for clinicians traveling to Haiti and for those treating patients returning from the country. This link lists some of the infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, that providers may encounter while treating refugees or returning relief […]

Haitians with HIV Face New Challenges in Accessing Care

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Coping with HIV/AIDS in Haiti is difficult enough in normal times. But post-earthquake, getting access to care and life-saving drugs has suddenly become much harder. In response, Housing Works and other HIV groups have launched a new effort to help people with HIV/AIDS in Haiti. “We have formed a coalition with Aid for AIDS, Diaspora, […]

Helping Haiti

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“Please save my baby!” Jeudy Francia, a woman in her 20s, shrieked outside the St.-Esprit Hospital in the city on Wednesday. Her child, a girl about 4 years old, writhed in pain in the hospital’s chaotic courtyard, near where a handful of bodies lay under white blankets. “There is no one, nothing, no medicines, no […]

PEPFAR Has "Mandate Without Money," Haitians Have ARVs without Water, Food, Shelter

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A delegation of HIV-positive Haitains recently visited Washington to lobby for robust funding for PEPFAR. Read their compelling stories in this blog, which details how HIV-positive patients have access to HIV drugs but not necessarilly to a glass of water to wash the pills down or food to make the medicines tolerable and effective.

Farmer To Be UN Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti

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Did Paul Farmer get a consolation prize from Bill Clinton? That’s one possible reading of the news that the ex-president appointed Farmer, founder of Partners in Health and chair of Harvard University’s Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, to be UN deputy special envoy to Haiti. Until last week, Farmer was rumored to be […]