Monthly Archives: August 2009
By Jennifer Browning According to About.com Guide to Caribbean travel, Robert Curley things are looking up for Haiti in terms of travel. The United Nations has stated that the crime rate is down. In addition to the overall crime, murder
By Jennifer Browning The International Fund for Agricultural Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization have combined efforts in a $10.2 million effort to distribute and multiply quality seeds in Haiti in order to significantly increased food production, making cheaper
By Jennifer Browning The new Ambassador of the United States in Haiti, Ambassador Kenneth H. Merten, arrived Port-au-Prince yesterday where he presented his letters of accreditation to Haitian President Rene Préval. Ambassador Merten reiterated the United State’s support to Haiti.
By Jennifer Browning Photographer Jeff Antebi traveled to Haiti this past April to photograph the Haitian Senatorial elections. In his article on The Huffington Post, Antebi explains his own initial fears and hesitations about his first visit to the country.
By Jennifer Browning The Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infections (GHESKIO) was featured in the August 20 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine where follow-up data was released regarding the detailed outcomes of
8.24.09 Speaking of Love and Haiti
By Jennifer Browning Eyebrows raise with shock and surprise when I tell people I have just returned from Haiti. Isn’t it dangerous? Aren’t you afraid? Aren’t they kidnapping people? What about the violence? Isn’t it sad? I sigh, smile and
By Jennifer Browning The United States Agency for International Development [USAID] is partnering with Fondation Sogebank, a philanthropic institution of Haiti’s largest commercial bank, to establish the Haitian Diaspora Marketplace. A two-year pilot program, the Haitian Diaspora Marketplace is designed
By Tisha Titus, MD, MPH After several hours of rapid fire pregnant women in search of their first, and potentially only, prenatal visit, there is one patient for this day that stands out in my mind. I will wonder what
By Jennifer Browning Tropical storm Ana grazed by the tiny Caribbean country and Bill missed it completely. For now, Haiti can take a deep breath as it continues to take a deep breath during the 2009 hurricane season. About this
By Jennifer Browning Rumors that Paul Farmer was under consideration for the position of USAID Director have been put to rest. Last week, Paul farmer was appointed Deputy U.N. Special Envoy to Haiti. Former President and U.N. Special Envoy to