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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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New Car-Buying Mistakes

New Car-Buying Mistakes

Do you want to get the best price on your vehicle purchase. here are some tips that will help you.

In February and August sales usually remain slow because buyers wait for the new number plates coming in March and September. If you want to take advantage of this quiet period, your old number plate will make your car look older than really it is, but you can have an impressive deal on the outgoing number plates. In June and December quarter ends, the dealers usually remain keen to hit their quarterly sales targets and more likely to offer you a good deal. Convertibles are more desirable in the summer, but they are good bargains in winter. The demands for 4 wheel drive remains in peak during poorer weather seasons.

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Bus carrying Haitians collided with tractor-trailer, killing five

Bus carrying Haitians collided  with tractor-trailer, killing five

Major car accident in Florida involving Haitians. A Haitian farm worker collided with tractor-trailer, killing five

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Crossing collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise

Crossing collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise

Here is a picture of the collapsed Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise. The population has managed to adjust to the new reality.

A bridge along Route 9 in Cite Soleil partially collapsed on March 18, 2016 at around 8:30 am at the passage of a dump truck carrying gravel. About two months after the collapse, the US Army Corps of Engineers was engaged to assess the condition of the bridge and determine possible causes of the collapse. As per their reports, it was revealed that the bridge built in 1997 by the U.S Army was designed to withstand a load capacity of 30 tons, but it used to carry regular loads beyond 40 tons. Every day, about 12,000 vehicles used to cross the bridge before the collapse. Poor maintenance, overloading, existing damages and lack of supervisions were the possible causes of the collapse. The investigating team has recommended that the Olympic Park side (North side) of the collapsed wing and the side of Cité Soleil (South Bay), unaffected in the collapse, both should be replaced by similar modular steel with increased load capacity.

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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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collapsed of Cite Soleil bridge along Route 9 in Haiti

collapsed of Cite Soleil bridge along Route 9 in Haiti

Here is a picture of a collapsed bridge in Cite Soleil along Route 9 in Haiti.

The recent collapse of a bridge (Wout Nave Bridge) on Rivière Grise shows how poorly Haiti's road system is planned and managed. The bridge partially collapsed on March 18, 2016 at around 8:30 am at the passage of a dump truck carrying gravel. This structure used to carry over hundred heavily loaded trucks everyday that was built to support a load of twenty tons only! An investigation suggests that another possible cause of the collapse could be the stolen bolts of the bridge which were found missing. The accident was predictable as this twenty year old structure was never maintained properly by the Ministry of Public Works.

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Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise collapsed

Bridge On Route 9 over Riviere Grise collapsed

Here is a picture of the Bridge on Route 9 over Riviere Grise that collapsed in March, 2016.

On Friday, March 18, 2016, a bridge over Rivière Grise on Route 9, connecting Cité Soleil to the National #1, partially collapsed while a truck was passing carrying gravel over the bridge. It was a metal bridge, 62 meters long and 20 meters wide. Surprisingly, everyday, over hundred heavily loaded trucks pass over this bridge which was built to withstand a maximum load of twenty tons only! No casualty was reported. Signs of road diversions have been posted. This recent disaster is an example of poor quality craftsmanship and supervision and that indicates how the public money in Haiti is managed. A primary investigation suggests that the possible cause of the collapse could be the stolen bolts of the bridge which were found missing.

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First Bus prototype Made in Haiti by Jean-Paul Coutard

First Bus prototype Made in Haiti by Jean-Paul Coutard

Here is a picture of the first bus prototype Made in Haiti by Jean-Paul Coutard.

As part of luxury and comfort, it is equipped with 54 reclining seats, televisions, sound system, custom lamps and sanitary facilities. Once an assembly plant is established, the cost of the new production will be much less.

Earlier to the 'Haitian Pride', transport system in Haiti was very much inadequate-- when it was available--was prohibitively expensive for most citizens. During the inauguration of Rene Preval, the buses used for the occasion were all imported from the Dominican Republic. Jean Paul Coutard took this as a national insult, because he felt that his country must not be so poor and unproductive that it could not even produce its bare essentials. He inherited a love for motor mechanism from his father who was a commercial truck driver.

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Jean Paul Coutard of Coutard Motors built second bus in Haiti

Jean Paul Coutard of Coutard Motors built second bus in Haiti

Coutard Motors S.A.it to introduce its second bus made in Haiti.

Jean-Paul Coutard is an ambitious, independent thinking entrepreneur who has changed the transport system in Haiti. Without any bank finance, he did not fear to spend his entire resources to fund his dream project-- the first prototype bus made in Haiti. At the age of thirty, following a five-year study and two years of work, he designed the first Haitian Bus Transportation named "La fierté Haitienne" (The Haitian pride). To realize his childhood dream, he accumulated $160,000-- exhausting his entire savings, he even had to borrow from his family and friends. 'The Haitian Pride' is equipped with a 300-hp diesel engine and double chassis. A rear view camera gives the driver a clear view and better control over the bus.

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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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