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Project Medishare Blog - Health Care on the Central Plateau

  • Posted on: 9 December 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

We frequently write about the innovative work that Project Medishare and its partners began in Thomonde and have expanded into ineighboring provinces.  Recently, they remodelled their website and added a very nice blog and its definitely worth a look if you are interested in Haiti's Central Plateau and public health.

Lymphatic What?? Haiti and a Neglected Disease

  • Posted on: 8 December 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and TB are the unholy Trinity of illness in the developing world.  But there are a number of less widely known diseases, which while not fatal, cause a great deal of sickness, suffering, and disability.   One of them is Lymphatic Filariasis, also known as Elephantiasis.   But what is it?  LF is a disease that is transmitted by mosquitoes that bite infected humans and pick up microfilariae – thread like parasitic worms.  Below is a picture.

 

 

Beyond Replication - Rwanda scales up PIH model as National Rural Health System

  • Posted on: 1 November 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

Members of the Haiti Innovation Community are by now no doubt familiar with the organization Partners in Health and the pionerring work their team has done in Haiti bringing community based health care to  the lowest possible resource settings, and in particular, developing novel new approaches to treating both HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis.

 

The Plumpynut Paradigm Shift: Treating Severe Malnutrition v 2.0

  • Posted on: 26 October 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

It would be an under-statement to say that Haiti is a hungry country. Population growth, deforestation, and a weak economy are just a few reasons.  Hunger also contributes to instability in Haiti - building a functional democracy that can endure over the long term is a challenge when many do not know where their next meal is coming from.

 

A Haitian Doctor in Lesotho - Way to Go Jonas!

  • Posted on: 17 October 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

An article on the Partners in Health website recently caught my eye.  For those not familiar, Partners in Health is a non profit organization that pioneered community based methods of treating HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis in low resource settings with incredible success.  The program started in Haiti and was expanded into Latin America and Africa. 

 

Hope for a Healthier Haiti

  • Posted on: 21 May 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

kidsHaiti is a tough place to be a kid. The infant mortality rate for 2005 (73.45 deaths/live births/per year) places it at 33rd highest out of 226 contenders. Though Haiti has made progress against HIV/AIDS, far too many young lives are lost to diarreah, respiratory infections, malaria and other conditions which can be prevented and treated.

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