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U.N. SG Guterres Proposes Shifting Unspent $40.5M From Haiti Mission To Cholera Fund; Health Experts Warn Of Nation’s Widespread Food Insecurity Following Hurricane

Agence France-Presse: U.N. wants to shift $40 mln to Haiti cholera fund “The United Nations is proposing that $40.5 million from the unspent budget of the U.N. mission in Haiti be poured into a special fund to help its cholera victims, according to a report released Tuesday. U.N. Secretary-General António…

New Research Project Provides Donors, Haiti’s Government With List Of Development Priorities

Project Syndicate: Changing the Narrative About Haiti Bjørn Lomborg, visiting professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center “…Focusing on the problems … tells us little about where donors or Haiti’s government could make the biggest difference. A new research project, Haïti Priorise, funded by…

CDC Blog Post Highlights Hypertension Control Project, Cardiovascular Health In Barbados

CDC’s “Our Global Voices”: Transforming Hypertension Treatment in Barbados Kenneth Connell, preclinical deputy dean and faculty lecturer in clinical pharmacology at the University of the West Indies at the Medical Sciences Cave Hill Campus in Barbados, discusses the Standardized Hypertension Treatment and Prevention Project (SHTP) to improve hypertension control in…

Venezuela Replaces Health Minister Following Release Of Report On Nation’s Worsening Health

Reuters: Venezuela Replaces Health Minister After Data Shows Crisis Worsening “President Nicolas Maduro has abruptly dismissed Venezuela’s health minister days after the government broke a nearly two-year silence on data that showed the country’s medical crisis significantly worsening. Gynecologist Antonieta Caporale, who held the post for just over four months,…

Brazil Ends Zika Public Health Emergency After Reported Cases Drop

Associated Press: Brazil declares end to Zika emergency after fall in cases “Brazil declared an end to its public health emergency over the Zika virus on Thursday, 18 months after a surge in cases drew headlines around the world…” (DiLorenzo, 5/12). Deutsche Welle: Brazil marks end of Zika virus outbreak…

Venezuela Faces Severe Shortages Of Food, Medicines; Government Resists Aid Offers

Wall Street Journal: Venezuela Is Starving “…The Catholic charity Caritas and a team led by Susana Raffalli — a specialist in food emergencies who has worked in Guatemala, Africa, and other regions tormented by hunger — are monitoring conditions here. … Caritas said nearly a fifth of children under age…

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