March 23, 2023

Haiti receives first shipment of cholera vaccines 

Port-au-Prince, December 12, 2022 (PAHO) –  With the support of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Haiti today received around 1.17 million doses of oral cholera vaccines as cases continue to rise in the country.  The vaccine (Evichol) was provided by the International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision (IGC), which manages the global cholera vaccine stockpile, following […]

PAHO/WHO Connecting for Health

Connecting for Health Monthly Newsletter | No. 13 | November 2022 Cholera’s resurgence in Haiti a reminder of how quickly diseases spread, PAHO Director says The recent cholera outbreak in Haiti, a steady increase in monkeypox cases, ongoing COVID-19 infections and low polio vaccination rates heighten the need for health emergency preparedness in the region of […]

Haiti police to probe death of reporter during gathering

From Caribbean Life PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s National Police said it has received orders to launch an investigation into the death of a journalist who witnesses say was struck in the head by a tear gas canister as officers also opened fire on a group of reporters. In a statement late Sunday, Police Chief […]

Cholera outbreak in Haiti 2022 – PAHO Situation Report 2

DOWNLOAD(445.01 KB) Confirmed cholera cases continue to spread to new areas in the capital and around the greater Port-au-Prince area. In addition, 4 cholera cases have now also been confirmed in the Center Department. New cholera-related alerts are under investigation in the Artibonite, Center, Nord’Est, Ouest, Sud’Est,Grand’Anse and Nippes Departments. As cases continue to spread across other regions […]

Cayman: Public Health Spotlight- 6 October 2022

he Public Health Department published its first monthly Public Health Spotlight on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) since the announced changed on August 31, 2022. From the Desk of Sabrina Turner The Public Health Spotlight originated from the need to keep our population informed with more in-depth epidemiological data relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. As […]

7 July Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report

Thu 7 July 2022 TROPICAL REPORT ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook Atlantic – Caribbean Sea – Gulf of Mexico Tropical Weather Outlook (en Español*) 800 AM EDT Thu July 7 20221205 UTC Thu July 7 22022 Tropical Weather Outlook Text Tropical Weather Discussion Eastern North Pacific (East of 140°W) Tropical Weather Outlook 500 AM PDT Thu July 7 2022 Tropical Weather […]

US warns American Aid workers to get out of Haiti

From NewsAmericaNow News Americas, PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Weds. Nov. 10, 2021: As the kidnapping in Haiti of 17 American and Canadian migrants enters Day 26, the US on Tuesday warned US aid workers to leave the country. The US Embassy in Port-au-Prince urged US aid workers to flee while commercial flights are still available, as the United […]

Most countries of the Americas to reach COVID-19 vaccination target by end of year

amaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Haiti, Guatemala, and Nicaragua lag behind. PAHO to accelerate vaccine delivery to countries most in need of supplies.  VIDEO LINK: Washington, D.C. October 13, 2021 (PAHO) – Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director, Carissa F. Etienne, said that while Latin America and the Caribbean is on track […]

PAHO Director calls for intensified health response in Haiti to reverse rapidly deteriorating COVID conditions

PAHO is assisting with vaccine delivery, scaled up testing, and increased PPE for health workers. Elsewhere in the Caribbean and Latin America, pandemic accelerates. Washington, D.C., June 2, 2021 (PAHO) Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne warned that the COVID-19 response in Haiti must be scaled up dramatically to cope with sharply […]

Hundreds of children fathered by U.N. Peacekeepers in Haiti, report finds

By Bob Duval From Sentinel Ht According to a new study, United Nations peacekeepers fathered hundreds of children with women and girls in Haiti before abandoning the mothers and leaving the Caribbean country. Researchers from Birmingham University and Queen’s University, Ontario, interviewed more than 2,500 Haitians for the study, of which 265 subjects – or […]