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.
The Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP) will be holding a Haitian Art Auction on Friday, November 9th. The location will be the Prince George Ballroom at 15 East 27th St (between fifth and Madison).
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.
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.
On October 15th, an article appeared on CNN.com recognizing Susie Scott Krabacher, former Playboy Playmate, for her ongoing work to bring health care to orphans and vulnerable children.
Below is an announcement that the Green Family Foundation will be providing 2.4 million for health care and nutrition programs in Haiti. The Green Family Foundation has been supporting innovative programming in Haiti for years.
Dear Readers, We would like to apologize for having not posted the past several months. It has been a very busy time for us, most of us taking new jobs or going back to school, and learning how to use the excellent new upgrades that were made to the website by Development Seed.
Switzerland has been holding US 6.2 million dollars in accounts that were established by Jean Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier. Since his exile in 1986, he has been living quite cozily in France though it has been said his ex-wife, made off with most of the funds.