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2010-10-25 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a growing number of cholera cases in Haiti and the potential threat of mass illness reaching the Haitian capital, the Red Cross network is attempting to contain the outbreak to the areas where it started, while also stepping up prevention efforts in Port-au-Prince. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The center of the outbreak is in the...

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2010-10-25 06:15:00

The deadly Haiti earthquake that killed upwards of 300,000 people in January may have been caused by a previously unknown fault and pressure could be building for another seismic catastrophe, Reuters reported on Sunday. Two reports were published in the journal Nature Geoscience that follow different paths but ultimately conclude the fault that was originally blamed for the earthquake was not the real source, and it is still a real threat. "As the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault did not...

2010-10-24 16:35:00

-- Malnourished children, people with HIV and AIDS and the elderly are the most vulnerable, aid agency says -- World Vision health workers remind families that hand washing can save lives, prevent spread of cholera PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the cholera outbreak continues to spread in the Artibonite region of Haiti, World Vision is increasing its response in affected areas, pre-positioning much-needed health supplies and preparing residents in its...

2010-10-23 14:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is extremely concerned about an outbreak of cholera in northern Haiti, and is assisting in the rapid response by the Red Cross network. As of Saturday morning, the government was reporting 2,364 people infected and 194 deaths following an outbreak of acute diarrhea in the Artibonite and Central Plateau regions of Haiti. This is not an area directly affected by the earthquake of January 12th, but the Red Cross is concerned...

2010-10-22 17:26:00

Humanitarian Community Mobilized to Prevent Spread NEW YORK, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This morning, Haitian President Rene Preval confirmed an outbreak of cholera in the rural Artibonite region of the country, with 142 deaths reported and an estimated 1,000 people infected. Artibonite, approximately 60 miles from Port-au-Prince, was affected by the devastating January 12th earthquake, and currently hosts thousands of displaced people who lost their homes in the quake. The...

2010-10-22 14:08:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An International Medical Corps team is deploying with supplies to St. Marc, a coastal town in the Artibonite region of Haiti, where more than 1,526 cases and 138 deaths have been confirmed as the result of a cholera outbreak. As the only member of the UN emergency response team, International Medical Corps is ready to deploy a full Emergency Response team with doctors and nurses to the area within 24 hours, if needed. "International...

2010-10-22 10:40:00

Aid agency says if outbreak reaches Port-au-Prince camps, results could be "disastrous" PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World Vision is responding to Haiti's cholera outbreak, sending urgently needed medical supplies to respond to the sick and support already overstretched hospitals and clinics. Hundreds of liters of rehydration fluids, water treatments, medicines and hospital supplies were transported to the Central Plateau on Thursday. Hospitals are overwhelmed...

2010-10-06 09:08:00

Country's Only Critical Care and Trauma Center Now Open until June 2011 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross has committed $2.76 million to underwrite operating expenses at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare Critical Care Trauma and Rehabilitation Program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, allowing the facility to remain open until the middle of next year. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo:...

2010-09-13 06:59:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Sept 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Argentine entrepreneur Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster, President & CEO of Basic Energy Ltd., as well as numerous other diversified entities, along with Haiti-based WIN Group, one of the country's largest enterprises, today announced an agreement to develop a 240-room hotel with conference facilities directly adjacent to Port-Au-Prince's Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport. The property, scheduled to break ground by the end of 2010, has...

2010-08-17 13:08:00

PADF will clear 18 kilometers of clogged drainage canals in Cite Soleil WASHINGTON, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 150,000 people in Haiti's most impoverished slum will benefit from a massive drainage canal clean-up project thanks to a donation by the Caterpillar Foundation, the Pan American Development Foundation announced. (www.ImUnitedforHaiti.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100211/DC53912LOGO) (Logo:...


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