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2014-09-10 16:26:57

Generic Pharmaceutical Companies Aid Haiti's Battle with Chikungunya -- Health officials anticipate that up to 50 percent of the population will be affected by the outbreak. The most recent numbers for Haiti record nearly 65,000 suspected cases. -- Apotex, Inc. donates more than $2.2 M in medical supplies to Direct Relief for chikungunya response. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - As the mosquito-borne...

2014-09-08 12:26:40

"Unbreakable" reveals how Miami-based Project Medishare and the Knights of Columbus helped earthquake amputees overcome disability and stigmas in Haiti NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A documentary about hope and healing in the midst of the horrific aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake will be a featured presentation at the DocMiami International Film Festival in Boca Raton on Saturday, Sept. 13, 1:15 p.m., at the Oak Room at Sugar Sand Park, 300 S....

cholera and phages
2014-09-03 02:00:53

Siobhan Gallagher, Tufts University In the battle between our immune systems and cholera bacteria, humans may have an unknown ally in bacteria-killing viruses known as phages. In a new study, researchers from Tufts University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Partners In Health, Haiti’s National Public Health Laboratory, and elsewhere, report that phages can force cholera bacteria to give up their virulence in order to survive. Importantly, the study — published in eLife — found that...

2014-08-29 23:11:31

Two Kelowna dentists from Okanagan Smiles are asking for the community’s support to raise money to ship a container filled with educational, agricultural and building supplies for a self-sustaining children’s village that will one day be home to nearly 100 Haitian orphans. Kelowna, British Columbia (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Two Kelowna dentists are putting out a call for help to raise nearly $22,000 to ship a container filled with classroom materials, clinic supplies and even two...

2014-08-26 12:26:13

"Unbreakable" reveals how earthquake amputees helped their country overcome stigmas and prejudice NEW HAVEN, Conn., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- documentary about hope and healing in the midst of the horrific aftermath of Haiti's 2010 earthquake will be a featured presentation at the Portland Film Festival on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 2:30 p.m. at Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Ave.). "Unbreakable: A Story of Hope and Healing in Haiti" tells the amazing story of children who not...

2014-08-12 08:31:22

- 23 medical professionals from George Washington University School of Nursing and Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital to participate in second medical mission to Northern Haiti, in collaboration Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) member Sae-A Trading CARACOL, Haiti, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sae-A Trading Co., Ltd (Sae-A), a leading global apparel manufacturer and exporter, is sponsoring its second team of medical professionals to travel to Haiti to provide a...

2014-08-04 12:34:17

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Latin America - Broadband and Internet Market http://www.reportbuyer.com/telecoms/broadband/latin_america_broadband_internet_market.html Investments in mobile networks boost broadband connectivity across the region Fixed broadband penetration in the LAC region remains below the global average, and significantly so by comparison to some East Asian countries, as well as to European and North...

2014-07-28 08:22:27

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will launch new daily service between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Cap-Haitien, Haiti (CAP), adding a new international destination to the airline's growing global network. Customers can now book travel on the new route for travel beginning Oct. 2, 2014, subject to government approval. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "We have proudly served Haiti for more than 40 years and believe...

2014-07-22 12:35:11

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) announces today that it has secured valuable internship placements with international business group, the Libra Group, under a new partnership for high-achieving Haitian university students. These internships provide promising students with the professional growth opportunity they deserve as a critical step in creating a community of empowered young professionals and leaders with the...

2014-07-15 23:01:06

Sport Court® provided all surfaces for the new International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) Sports for Hope training facility in the Republic of Haiti that was unveiled today in Croix des Bouquets. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Sport Court® provided all surfaces for the new International Olympic Committee (“IOC”) Sports for Hope training facility in the Republic of Haiti that was unveiled today in Croix des Bouquets. The new facility that broke ground in 2012,...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'