News & Updates
~ Important news and updates from HHF ~
Haiti’s deaths are spiraling out of control
In a very literal sense, the population of Haiti has been “under attack” in recent months, a situation reflecting “Crimes Against Humanity” as highlighted by the International Criminal Court: “Attack directed against any civilian population. . .
Haitian Health Foundation featured in DevEx article on micronutrients – Breaking the Intergenerational Cycle of Malnutrition
Approximately 523 women die for every 100,000 who give birth, compared with 17 women in the United States. “Maternal health carries an enormous risk for women in Haiti,” said Nadesha Mijoba, country director at the Haitian Health Foundation.
One week after the earthquake – August 21
One week after the earthquake, Jérémie and the surrounding rural areas are facing a public health crisis. More earthquake victims are beginning to make their way down to the local hospital, which is already overwhelmed.
A Message from HHF Country Director, Nadesha Mijoba, MS-CED, MPH – August 21
Dear HHF Community,
While much of the world is currently dealing with multiple, unfolding crises, global eyes have once again turned to another disaster in Haiti.
On August 14, at 8:29 AM, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck approximately midway through the southern peninsula. Although slightly greater than the 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince, the areas affected were significantly less populated. Nonetheless, as the days passed since last Saturday, it is becoming increasingly apparent that this was a natural disaster with widespread social, community and public health implications.
BBC, Katie Couric, CNN and Democracy Now speak with HHF
Check out these stories and news updates from top sources around the world.
Local News Reports
Rochester Beacon by Will Astor https://rochesterbeacon.com/2021/08/24/hope-for-haiti-amid-disaster/ New Haven Register by Ed Stannard (paywall) https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/CT-charity-helping-rebuild-Haiti-after-16406575.php Hartford Courant by Jessica...
Recommending Haitian Health Foundation
Order of Malta https://orderofmaltaamerican.org/2021/08/23/relief-for-haiti-how-you-can-help/ NPR https://www.npr.org/live-updates/morning-edition-2021-08-17#heres-how-you-can-support-earthquake-relief-efforts-in-haiti Parade Magazine...
Earthquake Response Update – August 18th
HHF continues our work on the ground in Jeremie, helping with food, emergency healthcare, and community support to the victims. We are proud to be working with strong partners like World Central Kitchen (WCK) wck.org, helping to bring in food to feed thousands in the...
Earthquake Response Update – August 16th
The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on Saturday morning devastated Jeremie and many surrounding villages. The situation in Haiti is evolving. We will continue to provide updates as we get more information. HHF’s catchment includes over 250,000 people....