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Newsweek Examines Cervical Cancer Care, Treatment In Haiti

Newsweek: Haiti’s Cervical Cancer Epidemic “…By some counts, Haiti has the highest incidence of cervical cancer in the world. It kills nearly as many women there as all other cancers combined. Meanwhile, in North America it’s responsible for less than three percent of female cancer deaths…” (Wolford, 7/18).

MSF, Mexican Health Authorities To Release Chagas Treatment Guidelines

EFE/Fox News Latino: Docs Without Borders offers guide for treating Chagas disease in Mexico “Doctors Without Borders [MSF] is about to launch jointly with Mexican authorities a guide for the comprehensive care of Chagas disease victims. According to the Pan-American Health Organization, or PAHO, in Mexico some 800,000 people are…

Different Locales Work To End AIDS Epidemic, Face Challenges, Science Reports

Science: No end in sight “Tijuana, Mexico, has vastly improved its HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention efforts over the past decade, now providing free antiretrovirals to all infected people. But like many locales around the world, its HIV/AIDS response also illustrates that a vast distance separates the dream of ‘ending AIDS’…

The Atlantic Examines Haiti’s Ongoing Cholera Epidemic

The Atlantic: Haiti’s Unstoppable Outbreak “…[Since 2010,] cholera has killed nearly 9,000 Haitians. More than 730,000 people have been infected. It is the worst outbreak of the disease, globally, in modern history. Hundreds of emergency and development workers have been working alongside the Haitian government for five years, trying to…

More Than 150 Haitian-American Groups, VIPs Sign Letter Urging U.N., U.S. To Support Compensation For Haitian Cholera Victims

Miami Herald: Haitian groups sign cholera letter, head of U.N. campaign ends tenure “More than 150 Haitian-American organizations and prominent personalities including Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat and Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul have signed a letter urging U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Secretary of State John Kerry to clear the…

Eliminating Cholera In Haiti Continues To Prove Challenging

Mosaic Science: Why can’t we stop cholera in Haiti? “…Cholera, it is often said, is a symptom of poverty. Cholera loves chaos. Haiti, home to both chaos and poverty, is a place where cholera thrives. … In the National Plan to Eliminate Cholera, the country’s sanitation is described as ‘practically…