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Dr. Michaelle Amedee Gedeon is dead

Dr. Michaelle Amedee Gedeon is dead

Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon died this Wednesday at Bernard Mevs Hospital to her injuries following a road accident on Tuesday on the road to Les Cayes. She was returning from the Grand'Anse department

Graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon got her master's degree in public health at Harvard University in the United States. she was appointed Director General of the Ministry of Public Health and Population before being promoted to Minister of Health. She became President of the Red Cross for 12 years.

Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon, the former President of the Haitian Red Cross (2001-2013) and former Minister of Health, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Bernard Mevs Hospital following a road accident on Tuesday on her road to Les Cayes. Outgoing Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, while announcing his resignation from the Jovenel Moise administration said in a condolence message that Haiti has as lost a great lady, a great contributor in the health sector and a specialist in public health. Former first lady, Sophia Martelly, described the former health minister as a "humble and courageous woman. Her sudden death is a huge loss to the Haitian medical sector".
On Tuesday, August 22, the Haitian Red Cross expresses its sadness at the death of its former President Patricia Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon (2001-2013).

Dr. Michaelle Amédée Gédéon was appointed as the Minister of Health under the presidency of René Préval/ Alexis government, from March 24, 1999 to March 2, 2001. In 2015, she received the honour of "Doctor Honoris Causa" from the Royal University of Haiti. Mrs. Gédéon is credited with a brilliant career in public administration and in the private and non-governmental sectors.

She earned post-graduate Diplomas on International Course on Nutrition and Food Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium (1981) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981-82). Dr. Gédéon was a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health (1982-83) and Doctor of General Medicine from State University of Haiti. In the Haitian Ministry of Public Health, she acted as the Director General (Sep 1997 to Mar 1999) and as a Minister (Mar 1999 to Mar 2001), She was a Governing Body Member of IFRC (2005 to 2009) and President of National Society of the Haitian Red Cross (May 2001 to Nov 2013). She was the Dean of Health Sciences Faculty, UNIFA (Apr 2014 to Jun 2017), a Consultant in Public Health and Nutrition, and Advisor to Non-profit Health organizations.

Dr. Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon, the former President of the Haitian Red Cross (2001-2013) and former Minister of Health, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Bernard Mevs Hospital following a road accident on Tuesday on her road to Les Cayes. Outgoing Prime Minister Jack Guy Lafontant, while announcing his resignation from the Jovenel Moise administration said in a condolence message that Haiti has as lost a great lady, a great contributor in the health sector and a specialist in public health. Former first lady, Sophia Martelly, described the former health minister as a "humble and courageous woman. Her sudden death is a huge loss to the Haitian medical sector".
On Tuesday, August 22, the Haitian Red Cross expresses its sadness at the death of its former President Patricia Michaëlle Amédée Gédéon (2001-2013).

Dr. Michaelle Amédée Gédéon was appointed as the Minister of Health under the presidency of René Préval/ Alexis government, from March 24, 1999 to March 2, 2001. In 2015, she received the honour of "Doctor Honoris Causa" from the Royal University of Haiti. Mrs. Gédéon is credited with a brilliant career in public administration and in the private and non-governmental sectors.

She earned post-graduate Diplomas on International Course on Nutrition and Food Sciences from Ghent University, Belgium (1981) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1981-82). Dr. Gédéon was a Master of Public Health from Harvard School of Public Health (1982-83) and Doctor of General Medicine from State University of Haiti. In the Haitian Ministry of Public Health, she acted as the Director General (Sep 1997 to Mar 1999) and as a Minister (Mar 1999 to Mar 2001), She was a Governing Body Member of IFRC (2005 to 2009) and President of National Society of the Haitian Red Cross (May 2001 to Nov 2013). She was the Dean of Health Sciences Faculty, UNIFA (Apr 2014 to Jun 2017), a Consultant in Public Health and Nutrition, and Advisor to Non-profit Health organizations.

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Armed bandits caused accident resulting in 3 dead, 30 injuries in Petit-Goave

Armed bandits caused accident resulting in 3 dead, 30 injuries in Petit-Goave

On the night between Monday July 25 and Tuesday July 26 armed bandits caused a major road accident in the area of "Pon Kayiman", "gran simitye" in Petit-Goave. This took place after a vehicle loaded with passenger was taken into an ambush as the driver was attempting to find his way out of a barricade on the road with. It was reported that one of gang members shot the tire of the bus, causing it to to fall into the river. Immediately after the accident, two of the passengers died and over 30 who were injured were taken to a nearby hospital. It was reported later that one of the injured individuals passed away, bringing the final death toll to 3

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Four commandos suspected in Commissariat attack found dead in accident

Four commandos suspected in Commissariat attack found dead in accident

Here is a picture of the road accident resulting in Four commandos suspected in Commissariat attack were found dead.

On Tuesday, May 16, 2016, about 50 gunmen wearing faded green uniforms that appeared to be from Haiti's disbanded military, attacked the Les Cayes police station. They killed one police officer (Tisson Jean-Pierre) and wounded at least two others before fleeing. The assailants ransacked the police station, stole guns and tortured the police officers. When they tried to escape in a white van, it swerved off a road and tumbled into a ravine, killing three of the attackers. One of them was killed earlier during a shootout with officers in the police station. Three of the attackers were arrested. One of the arrested attackers has linked former Senator Guy Philippe with this attack. Philippe is a former Tonton Macoutes leader, suspended Haitian Police Chief, and a presidential candidate (Front for National Reconstruction, a guerrilla group). Guy Philippe has a longstanding arrest warrant of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency over charges of cocaine smuggling and money laundering, and the Human Rights Watch has accused him of extrajudicial killings.

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Traffic Safety and Road condition in Haiti

Traffic Safety and Road condition in Haiti

Traffic Safety and Road condition in Haiti

Traffic and road conditions in Haiti differ significantly from most other countries. Its road situations are better described as chaotic. Traffic bound roads are mostly shared by pedestrians and street vendors. Drivers use the side of the road, whichever is open to them and very few are aware of traffic rules and methods of signaling. Roads and lanes are rarely marked with traffic signs. There are very few operational traffic signs and lights. Detailed and accurate maps are hardly available. Huge potholes may instigate drivers to execute dangerous and unpredictable maneuvers in heavy traffic. Public transport is poor, marked taxis are almost nonexistent. People primarily depend on "tap-taps" that run on regular routes. A handful of public buses ply in the capital. Avoid open vehicles without seat belts, never ride motorcycle without helmet. Beware of small animals crossing the roads. Driving in Haiti calls for a lot of attention and patience.

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At least 2 dead and 10 injured on Haiti roads daily

At least 2 dead and 10 injured on Haiti roads daily

Here is something to think about, at least 2 people are dead and 10 people are injured on Haiti roads every day.

Delmas commune was chosen to commemorate World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. Agencies present included Office of Vehicle Insurance, the police, and Civil Protection Directorate. National Ambulance Center, Handicap International, Red Cross, and USAID were also there to educate everyone how to drive safely on public roads.

Statistics reveal road accidents cause two deaths and 10 injured each day. An awareness campaign will instruct drivers on driver safety when on public roads.

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17 dead in a terrible truck accident in North of Haiti

17 dead in a terrible truck accident in North of Haiti

A major accident took place on August, 15, 2015 somewhere not far from the city of Cap-Haitian. It was reported that 17 passengers are dead.

A truck filled with vendors on their way to market in Bonay Dugal was overturned when a motorbike taxi nearly collided with the van. Civil Protection reported a death toll of 18, with 28 sustaining injuries, 13 of them seriously wounded.

President Martelly expressed sympathy to victims' families. He is asking for an investigation to find out what led to the crash. He urged drivers to be aware of traffic and drive safely.

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Bus Accident in Morne Tapion, 23 people dead and 37 wounded

Bus Accident in Morne Tapion, 23 people dead and 37 wounded

One of the most terrible car accident took place today in Haiti. A bus overturned in Morne Tapion, near the town of Petit Goave in Haiti, killing at least 23 people.

It has been reported that the accident happened as a result of break problem with the car. The bus was traveling from the town of Chamberlain to Port-au-Prince, carrying several passengers.

Kreyol:
Gin yon akcidan grav ki rive nan rout Chamberlain / Port-au-Prince. O mwen 23 krityen vivan mouri nan akcidan sa. Te gin yon kantite de moun ki te kole anba machin lan, yo raporte

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5 members of a Haitian family Killed in Long Island in Car accident

5 members of a Haitian family Killed in Long Island in Car accident

This is quite a sad story. A Haitian family in Long Island is going through one of the terrible tragedies. In a car accident that took place last Saturday, a mother, grandmother and her three children were killed in in a car crash as they were on the way home from a family party.

Police reported all five people died including Myriam Lebrun, Lebrun's mother Moise Yolande, three children: Marcus Jeanty, 14, Marcel Jeanty, 9, and Kayla Jeanty, 8

three children in a fiery car crash Saturday night in Babylon, Long Island, police said. Myriam Lebrun, 37, of Brooklyn, was driving west on the Southern State Parkway with her three children and their grandmother, when the car veered off the highway between exits 38 and 39, state police said.

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Funeral services for five members of a Haitian family killed in Car Crash, New York

Funeral services for five members of a Haitian family killed in Car Crash, New York

On Saturday, October 6, 2014 the funeral for the 5 family members killed in Southern State crash. Hundreds of mourners watched as five coffins carrying five members of a single family that were killed in a crash on the Southern State out of St. Martha's Catholic Church

Mourners stand outside St. Martha's Catholic Church in Uniondale on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, as coffins are carried out after a funeral service for five family members from Brooklyn that were killed in a crash on the Southern State

Thirty sever year old Myriam Lebrun, along with her mother and her three children died on August 23, 2014 in a car accident after leaving a family gathering in Brentwood, New York

Pawol Pale, Pawol Kompran

Samedi ki te 6 Septemb, 2014, anpil Ayisyen nan New York te asiste avek tristes, fineray 5 moun nan yon sel fanmiy ki te mouri nan akcidan machin nan. Yon maman, manman li ake twa ti moun li, yo tout te pedi lavi yo nan yon kokin akcidan yo te fet nan machin yo 23 Out 2014. Myriam Lebrun ki te ginyin 37 ane, manman li Yolande Moise ki te gin 68 an, twa pitit li: Marcus Jeanty, 14 an, Marcel Jeanty, 9 an, et Kayla Jeanty, 8 an, pedi lavi yo.

Ke nam yo tout repoze an pè

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Haitian woman struck and killed in New York

Haitian woman struck and killed in New York

Here is a picture of the Haitian woman who was truck and killed immediately in New York following a car accident.

The 41 year old Marise Clerveau was involved in a fatal car accident as she was on her way to go to work. She was running to catch a bus as she did not want to be late for work and was dead as a result.

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