Each year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awards a single organzation one million dollars for its contributions to global health. A list of this year's nominees can be found here. Five of these nominees are organizations active in Haiti. I am familiar with, and very much respect the work of, FOSREF, GHESKIO, and Partners in Health. If you know of the other two organizations listed, please feel free to provide information in the comments section below. Once the awardee has been selected, we will post it as well.
After four months of debate, the Haitian Senate finally ratified a Prime Minister. Michèle Pierre-Louis becomes only the second female in Haitian history to hold the post. This delay has had a high cost in the form of delayed infrastructure projects, delayed trade deals, and underminded confidence as to whether the country is ready to open a new chapter on governance. The Miami Herald notes under Haiti's constitution, Pierre-Louis must next present a governance plan and cabinet selections to parliament. We hope food security features prominently in the proposed plan - her tenure will largely be evaluated on whether she can accomplish the delicate balancing act of putting in place short term measures while working on long term solutions.