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2010-01-23 14:01:00

*** PIH spokespeople in Haiti and Boston available to provide additional insight on the situation *** BOSTON, Jan. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by Partners In Health: In a late-night email from Port-au-Prince, PIH Medical Director Joia Mukherjee reported an inspiring example of lifesaving international collaboration from the night before. The case of a baby suffering from severe blood loss and in shock was discovered by the Haitian nurse who serves...

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2010-01-23 08:35:00

A preliminary U.S. Geological Survey assessment has found that the sequence of aftershocks following the magnitude 7 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Jan. 12 is likely to continue for months, possibly years. The capital was hit by two fresh aftershocks on Friday, 10 days after the initial 7.0-magnitude quake killed at least 75,000 people and left half a million others homeless. A team of USGS scientists predict that for the next 30 days there is a 3 percent chance of a...

2010-01-22 15:55:00

BOSTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by Partners In Health: "In Haiti, it continues to be a race against time to provide urgent medical care to people who are injured and sick. But we must also focus on the long-term implications presented by a new, large group of vulnerable and displaced people in Haiti. PIH has the expertise and commitment to stand with Haiti for many years to come. Events like MTV's Hope for Haiti telethon tonight bring this...

2010-01-22 14:04:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The 168-seat aircraft departed from Los Angeles Thursday afternoon with medical personnel, specialists in water filtration and sanitation systems, telecommunications experts, emergency medical technicians and representatives from three international adoption agencies. In Miami, more than 100 doctors, nurses and other health care professionals from the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (Association des Medecins Haitiens a l'Etranger) joined the...

2010-01-20 14:46:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A 6.1-magnitude aftershock hit Haiti at 6:03 am Eastern Time. All International Medical Corps staff and medical teams are unharmed and are now working to assess the damage left by the strongest aftershock since the 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti eight days ago. "We are concerned about areas closer to the epicenter," says Margaret Aguirre, Director of Communications for International Medical Corps. "The extent of the damages and injuries from...

2010-01-20 10:25:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lack of access to supplies and services continues to force some Haitian earthquake survivors out of Port-au-Prince and into the surrounding areas, including across the border into the Dominican Republic, about 30 miles from the Haitian capital. World Vision's Dominican staff have joined the relief effort in the border town of Jimani. Below is an update on the response: Situation Overview: According to the United Nations, search...

2010-01-19 20:19:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A charter flight organized by the Church of Scientology carried 126 doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and Scientology Volunteer Ministers to Port-au-Prince where the group arrived Sunday. Assisted by Homeland Security, the plane left JFK International Airport Saturday to provide urgently needed help in Haiti in the wake of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the island on January 12. The effort brought together medical doctors and nurses...

2010-01-19 12:29:00

Aid agency's president will comfort survivors, support teams on the ground, assist in aid distribution SEATTLE, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard Stearns, the President of aid agency World Vision, will arrive today in quake-ravaged Port-au-Prince on a flight carrying emergency supplies for the relief effort. Stearns, who also helmed the Christian humanitarian organization's U.S. arm during the Asian tsunami response five years ago, will be on the ground through the week. "As...

2010-01-19 14:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One week later, international aid agency Oxfam is working to overcome the challenges of delivering aid in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080221/DC14723LOGO) Although aid is beginning to get through, the impact of the earthquake on Oxfam's Haitian and international staff, the logistical challenges combined with a destroyed office and warehouse and the loss of communications have...

2010-01-19 10:05:00

LONDON, January 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ShelterBoxes have arrived in Port au Prince and hundreds more are due to arrive later today. The ShelterBox Response Team of David Eby (US), Wayne Robinson (US) and Mark Pearson (UK), who have been in Haiti's capital since Thursday, took delivery of the first ShelterBoxes at Port au Prince airport yesterday. The team say twelve of these boxes will be used to build an emergency field hospital at the airport. 'We are helping build...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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