Reminder: Haiti Innovation Flickr Site

  • Posted on: 18 October 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

If you have not already viewed Haiti Innovation's Flickr site, then we encourage you to do so.  There are a number of excellent pictures taken by HII Board Members during work and travel throughout Haiti.  These photos are available to you, but we ask that you request permission first before using them on your site or any other materials. 

 

Spotlight on a Community: Thomonde

  • Posted on: 18 October 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

At Haiti Innovation, we frequently discuss issues relating to health, community mobilization, and development.  From time to time, we also like to focus on a particular province to illustrate that  positive changes that are being made.  In this way, when people ask you if there is hope for Haiti, we hope you will reply with a resounding yes.

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. 

 

Flooding in the South - An Annual Event?

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

The flooding in the south of Haiti is front page news on the well known disaster/conflict response site, Reliefweb.  The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has released a situation report (sitrep) stating that thus far 37 have died, 4 are missing, and 78 wounded.  In all, 14,504 families were affected and over 3000 families displaced.

 

Minimum Wage and Foreign Investment

  • Posted on: 15 October 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf
minimum wageI saw this article floating around on Corbitt's list and thought that it would make for an interesting discussion.  I am no economist and appeal to those of you with a background in small business development to make your opinions know about the following issue:
Will raising Haiti's minimum wage help or hurt the economy?
Clearly, the vast majority of

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