Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Latin America and Caribbean

  • Your Selections:

Refine Results

date

Tags

Haiti President Urges U.N. General Assembly To Back Secretary General’s Appeal For Additional Efforts To Stem Cholera Outbreak

U.N. News Centre: Haiti awaits full implementation of U.N. pledges on cholera outbreak, president tells assembly “Warning of a ‘significant humanitarian deterioration’ following fresh outbreaks of cholera in his country, Haitian President Jocelerme Privert took to the podium of the United Nations General Assembly [Friday] to call for swift implementation…

Congressional Inaction To Fund Zika Puts Americans At Risk

The Hill: Playing politics with Zika funding puts Americans at risk Brent Wilkes, executive director of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) “…Unless Congress takes action, the Zika threat will continue to be real and imminent. … With each passing day of inaction, safety measures that could stop…

Case-Control Study Strengthens Association Between Zika Infection, Microcephaly In Newborns

CIDRAP News: Case-control study adds to Zika-microcephaly link “Brazilian researchers [Thursday] added an eagerly awaited piece of the Zika-microcephaly puzzle, publishing the first case-control study, which found a strong link between the two conditions. …The study, ordered by Brazil’s health ministry, included all babies born with microcephaly in eight public…

Health Experts Warn Of Under-Reporting Of Zika Cases In Haiti

Reuters: Doctors say Haiti ripe for large Zika outbreak, virus under-reported “Posters warning of the dangers of Zika only reached Haiti’s health ministry in August, six months after the country reported an outbreak, in one example of delayed prevention efforts that have health experts worried a ‘large epidemic’ is looming…”…

Zika Likely Spreading Undetected In Haiti, Experts Say

NPR: Why The Low Zika Numbers In Haiti Might Be Wrong “The Dominican Republic has identified nearly 1,000 pregnant women suspected of being infected with the Zika virus. Haiti, which shares the same island, has identified only 22. … Doctors at public, private, and religious hospitals say they’re seeing an…

U.N. Should Continue To Rectify Haitian Cholera Crisis

New York Times: The U.N.’s Responsibility in Haiti’s Cholera Crisis Renaud Piarroux, epidemiologist, professor at Aix Marseille University and head of the parasitology and mycology laboratory at La Timone Hospital “…[The U.N.] has a second chance to clean up its own mess. To rid Haiti of cholera, the United Nations…

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
Washington Offices and Barbara Jordan Conference Center: 1330 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005 | Phone 202-347-5270

www.kff.org | Email Alerts: kff.org/email | facebook.com/KaiserFamilyFoundation | twitter.com/KaiserFamFound

Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.