The Center for Haitian Studies, Health, and Human Services, Inc. (CHS) was created following the confusion about the causes AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Haitians were one of the group of people unjustly labeled as high risk for AIDS and also for the transmission of the disease. Haitians in turn felt at the time that they were victims of this because of their status as immigrants and black. The felt that the larger society did not want them to be in the United States.
With the creation of the Center for Haitian Studies, Haitians were more willing to seek help there as this was a Haitian facility witht e goal to help Haitians. The Haitian who were affected by the AIDS virus were more willing to come to such a facility to get treatment.
From those early and shaky beginning, Center for Haitian Studies has managed to become a real actor in the lives of many Haitians in Miami-Dade county as well as to other ethnic community of South Florida.
The Center for Haitian Studies is now considered one of the few successful counseling program for Haitian Americans affected by HIV/AIDS. The center now offers a wide range of medical services in the Haitian community, including: , OB/GYN,, Pediatric care, Family Medicine, HIV, AIDS, HIV Testing, HIV Counseling, Outreach, Education, Doctor, Health, Clinic
Center For Haitian Studies
8260 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138
Tel: +1(305) 757 9555
Fax: +1(305) 756 8023
New development regarding Cholera victims in Haiti. U.S. government urged a federal judge to dismiss lawsuit filed against the United Nations by a group of Haitians who claim peacekeepers caused the devastating cholera epidemic on October 23, 2014
Citing that the Union Nations was immune from the claims made against it of introducing the deadly strain of cholera that has killed 8,500 people Haiti, the United States government urged District Judge J. Paul Oetken to throw out the the lawsuit against the U.N. The suit, which was filed in 2013 hasn't been met with much attention from the Ban Ki-moon-run U.N., which refuses to be served and refuses to appear to answer the claims in Manhattan federal court.
Successful Cholera vaccination campaign reported in Haiti.
Stage Two Completion of Cholera Vaccination Campaign
A three-part vaccination campaign, under the National Plan for Elimination of Cholera, is being carried out. Phase two successfully issued two doses of vaccine to Artibonite, Centre, and West Departments.
286,837 people have been vaccinated. Of them, 53% were women (and children under the age of 15), both most at-risk. Undiagnosed cases of cholera have been reduced by 76% in 2014 compared to the past year. Phase three occurs in December 2015 when 313,454 people will receive the vaccine.
UNICEF and non-government organizations have partnered with Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and Population to make emergency visits, utilizing mobile units, to any suspected cholera cases within two days.
In July 2014 UN Secretary General Ki-Moon, along with Prime Minister Lamothe, began a 5-year national sanitation initiative to build easy-to-construct, economical toilets.
Haiti has experienced a significant drop in cholera cases from 2011 to 2013 as a result of proactive measures, including immunization campaigns.
Haitian Ministry of Health unveiled response plan to Ebola
1) The government has opened an isolation unit at a base operated by the UN mission in Haiti, known as MINUSTAH.
2) Sanitary measures to be put in place at airports, ports and at the country's land and sea borders.
3) At the international airport of the capital Port-au-Prince, the Ministry of Health plans to set up a space to place people suspected of being infected with the virus.
4) Audiovisual warning messages will be broadcast to travelers
Here is a picture that was originally posted on the website theeventchronicle.com. According to information obtained there, some public advocacy group are conducting a campaign to inform the public that here are nothing real about ebola.
They want to make sure that people in the west understands that the Ebola virus does not exist and spread as the media wants us to believe. It is a man made disease brought to Africa by the Red Cross. They also stated they remarked that only the people who have been injected by some substance from the Red Cross.
The article went on to say that some of thos countries include: Liberians and Nigerians
Pawol Pale, Pawil Kompran
Roy, tande yon koze!
Mezanmi gade yon group moun ki pran pou yo denonce La Croix Rouj. Moun sa yo di ke se La Croix Rouj ki pote maladi sa kape touye moun nan payi Afrikin yo tankou Nigerya et Ghana et Liberya.
Min moun sa yo di yo remake depi Moun La Croix Rouj sa yo fini injekte yon bagay nan kor mou yo yo tombe malad
In a recent statement dated October 2, 2014, by the Ministers of Health, Interior and Defense, the Haitian government has forbidden any agency or organization to recruit Haitian volunteers on any mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER). The announcement came in the wake of a news release on social networks that the United Nations was recruiting volunteers to respond to the Ebola outbreak. Haiti is a frequent victim of outbreaks and contagious diseases. A cholera epidemic hit the country four years ago and killed over 8,500 people and infected more than 700,000 people. 'Cholera' was non-existent in Haiti for last 100 years; it was brought to Haiti by some U.N peace keepers from Nepal, stationed near a major river. Even this year, there was over tens of thousands of suspected cases of an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus known as 'Chikungunya'. 'Ebola' is a severe haemorrhagic fever with a fatality rate around 50%. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads through human-to-human transmission. It is a grave issue of health risk and that definitely calls for a serious preventive measure.
The onion is a botanical called allium cepa. The plant grows two feet in height, with a three to four month growth period.
Onions contain 40 calories, little fat, and dietary fiber. They offer protection from cancer, decrease blood sugar and cholesterol levels and lower the risk of coronary artery disease and stroke.
Vitamin C in onions acts as an anti-inflammatory, relieving cold and flu symptoms. They are a plentiful source of vitamin B complex, alleviating nervous system disorders.
Adding some of the zest of a lemon to a tablespoon of the lemon's juice gives 1,600 oxygen radical absorbency capacity (ORAC) to one's diet. The higher a food's ORAC value, the more free radical-fighting antioxidants one gets. The antioxidants also are said to aid in the lowering of the risk of cancer when eaten as fresh fruit. The juice of a lemon also provides over 30 mg of vitamin C, a high amount, almost half of the daily dose for women and a third of that for men.
Sida, mwen pap pran, mwen pap bay campaign
Present at the recent World AIDS Day celebration in ST. Therese Park, Pétion-Ville, the Head of State, along with the First Lady, addressed the crowd on the issue of the nation's fight against the AIDS epidemic. Dr. Florence D. Guillaume, also in attendance, spoke of the continued commitment of the Ministry of Public Health and Population to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Also in attendance were many representatives from foreign organizations and partners in the fight against the deadly disease.
Haiti's Ministry of Public Health and Population has good news to report on the AIDS epidemic in Haiti. Haitians testing positive for the HIV virus have dropped 10% in the last nine years.
Patient enrollment for treatment has gone up, on average, 20% for the same period. In 2013 treatment enrollment soared to 44% from 2012. Several international agencies have worked to prevent, care for, and treat AIDS victims. The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief has played a major role in combating the disease.