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2011-01-06 10:26:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the one year anniversary of the devastating Haitian earthquake approaches, every child who lost an arm or leg in that calamity has the hope for a more normal life thanks to a program sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and run by Project Medishare. Representatives from Project Medishare and the Knights of Columbus - as well as child amputees who have benefited from the program - will be available on January 10 from 11:00 AM...

2011-01-04 15:15:00

Nearly one year after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the Republic of Haiti, engineering and concrete experts at Georgia Tech report that concrete and other debris in Port-au-Prince can be safely and inexpensively recycled into strong new construction material. In a paper published today in the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society, researchers Reginald R. DesRoches, Kimberly E. Kurtis and Joshua J. Gresham say that they have made new concrete, from recycled rubble and other indigenous...

2010-12-29 17:20:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from UNICEF at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=110eda5e-0099-4d92-b273-8b367af6034d# Surrounded by her meager possessions, Deliverance "Tite Soeur" Boislo struggles to get through her daily chores in the bare two-roomed concrete shell that has been home to her family for the past 10 months. It is located in Cite l'Eternel, which despite the inspiring name, is one of the poorest neighborhoods of Haiti's...

2010-11-29 12:20:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross announced today it is committing an additional $2 million to combat an escalating cholera epidemic in Haiti that has killed more than 1,700 people and sickened more than 75,000. The funds will be used to purchase much-needed supplies, including 40 million chlorine tabs, 3 million pieces of soap, and 140,000 oral rehydration solution sachets, as well as tens of thousands of buckets, jerry cans and water...

2010-11-23 09:39:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Currents today announced it is partnering with Solar Cookers International for its annual holiday giving campaign. From now through January 12, 2011, which is the one-year anniversary of Haiti's devastating earthquake, Clean Currents will donate a portion of proceeds from every residential wind power enrollment to the purchase and distribution of solar cookers in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. "This year we decided to focus specifically on...

2010-11-20 00:00:48

Haiti cholera epidemic is spreading quickly and could easily worsen despite efforts to control it. As concerns rise over massive health challenges, Dr. Dalmacy outlines steps every Haitian and every health provider caring for cholera victims should take to stay alive, save lives and prevent further spread of the disease. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) November 19, 2010 Early in October 2010, a number of Cholera cases were reported in localities of Haiti's Central and Artibonite regional departments....

2010-11-19 08:00:00

VISTA, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- EcoBlu Products, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ECOB) announced today that the President and CEO Steve Conboy has returned from Haiti. Among many opportunities currently in negotiation, Mr. Conboy met with Stefan Vervloet the President of Mascima Precision Wood Mfg. currently selling 60 house packs a day in Carrefour. Mr. Vervloet expressed strong interest in utilizing EcoBlu technology on all the lumber he sells and wanted to know how fast we can...

2010-11-12 15:08:00

Additional shipments of lifesaving medicines being expedited STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AmeriCares, with its team on the ground providing medical aid since cholera was first reported, is readying additional emergency shipments of medicines to Haiti, including both an air and sea shipment, to combat the deadly disease which is spreading quickly and has now reached the capital city of Port-au-Prince. AmeriCares previous shipments carrying oral rehydration...

2010-11-12 12:59:00

OLATHE, Kan., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Heart to Heart International Inc., a leading humanitarian organization, today said that it has been asked by the Haitian Ministry of Health to join the fight in containing a cholera outbreak that is quickly spreading toward the capital city of Port-au-Prince, where 1.5 million people living in tent cities are at risk of contracting this deadly infectious disease. Heart to Heart medical staff and volunteers treated their first five cases of...

2010-10-28 11:45:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has delivered the first of 5,000 cots to Haiti to support the medical response to the outbreak of cholera in that country. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) In response to a request from the government's Ministry of Health, the American Red Cross sent an initial shipment of 2,268 cots from the US that arrived at...