Haiti health crisis: the management of funds allocated to Covid-19 marred by anomalies, reveals the CSCCA

Haiti health crisis: the management of funds allocated to Covid-19 marred by anomalies, reveals the CSCCA

The findings of an audit on the administration of finances for the government’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak in Haiti have been made public by the Superior Court of Accounts and Administrative Disputes (CSCCA). From March 2020, when the first Covid-19 cases were discovered in the nation, through January 2021, a total of 9.2 billion…

More than 15,000 vaccinated at MSPP’s vaccination drive

More than 15,000 vaccinated at MSPP’s vaccination drive

The Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) announced in their statement that almost 15,000 persons were vaccinated against Coronavirus during the first week of an intense immunisation drive conducted by the North and Northeastern Departments. The MSPP also announced that the COVID-19 immunization in the North and Northeastern region has reached a very successful…

Haiti/COVID-19: Coronavirus vaccination programme in the north

Haiti/COVID-19: Coronavirus vaccination programme in the north

With the introduction of vaccine doses against this pandemic in the department in July 2021, health authorities in the area have started public awareness campaigns to urge people to be vaccinated. Despite this, the North is categorised as a less vaccinated department, with just 2% of individuals receiving vaccinations, according to Miss Ruthny Bazile Angrand,…

Haiti/Covid-19: Professionals from the Center de Bon Repos still without the slightest salary

Haiti/Covid-19: Professionals from the Center de Bon Repos still without the slightest salary

Health Professionals assigned to the care of Covid-19 patients at Bon-Repos are still not paid. The Ministry of Public Health and Population turns a deaf ear when their employment contract has expired for about a year. It’s no secret that health has never been a priority for the Haitian state, the low budget allocated to…

Haiti is represented in Miss Global by a Frontline Covid Neurosurgeon
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Haiti is represented in Miss Global by a Frontline Covid Neurosurgeon

Dr Farah Fourcand, a renowned neurosurgeon spearheading the battle against containing the  COVID-19 epidemic, is representing Haiti in the Miss Global competition held annually.  Fourcand is one of 73 women competing for the Miss Global title. She defines herself as a Neurointerventional Surgeon who is trained at the Nation Institute of Health, entrepreneur, model, author…

Haiti’s first-ever Environment Month kicks off with cleaning and deforestation efforts.

Haiti’s first-ever Environment Month kicks off with cleaning and deforestation efforts.

Haitian authorities have declared June to be Environment Month in an attempt to address the difficult problem of the deteriorating environment. Many events have been organised for the month by authorities from the Environment Ministry under the subject “An initiative  offering to nurture the land.” “Honor and reverence for Mother Earth.”“With global partners, the commercial…

Haiti celebrates Women’s Health Day by screening hundreds of women

Haiti celebrates Women’s Health Day by screening hundreds of women

Hundreds of women were tested for cervical cancer and other problems by a social assistance organization in Haiti to observe the International Day of Action for Women’s Health. On May 28 by 11 am several women arrived at the Union for Haiti (LPH) mobile clinic in Girardo, Port-au-Prince, around 200 women from the different Port-au-Prince…

The doctor that made vaccination happen In Haiti – The story of Cholera outbreak

The doctor that made vaccination happen In Haiti – The story of Cholera outbreak

Ralph Ternier recalls a period in his career path as a physician that really tested his skills almost a decade ago. This was when cholera was discovered right after ten months from a devastating earthquake that took many lives and displaced even more (around 1 million).  “After the earthquake the whole country was on its…