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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:...

2010-08-17 15:27:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC), co-chaired by Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and President Bill Clinton, today reaffirmed its goals and priorities and announced a set of projects at its second Board meeting in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. To date, the Commission has received more than $1.6 billion in new project proposals that span across all aspects of Haiti's recovery and development, from agriculture and education, to water and...

2010-08-13 09:00:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- MSC PLUS, SA, the first full-service home improvement and construction supply store of its kind in Haiti, has opened a 30,000 square foot facility stocked with more than 10,000 items. Located on Port-au-Prince's Boulevard du 15 Octobre, less than a kilometer from the new American Embassy, MSC Plus is stocked with a broad range of construction and home improvement supplies to assist with Haiti's vast reconstruction needs. "The country...

2010-08-11 06:40:00

Fuller Center building permanent homes for earthquake victims AMERICUS, Ga., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six months following the earthquake that destroyed Haiti's capital city, The Fuller Center for Housing is raising permanent shelter to give some of the 1.6 million displaced Haitians a place to call home. The Fuller Center is asking for volunteer teams to travel to Haiti and help build homes. "We're ready to build houses down here," Billy Ponko, Director of Operations in Haiti...

2010-08-02 11:29:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross last week sent an emergency shipment of blood to Haiti to help alleviate the temporary blood shortage in hospitals in that country's capital. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The 150 units of blood, which arrived earlier last week in Port-au-Prince, have been distributed to two hospitals in the area through the Haitian...

2010-07-09 12:28:00

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly six months after the 7.0-earthquake that struck Haiti, International Medical Corps continues to prioritize long-term integrated primary health care services, including mental health, as key to helping hundreds of thousands of Haitians who remain vulnerable and displaced. "The acute emergency is over but the risk for an outbreak of communicable disease is still very real," says Dr. Jojo Cangao, International Medical Corps...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.