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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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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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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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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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Michel Martelly officially inaugurates the Delmas Viaduct

Michel Martelly  officially inaugurates the Delmas Viaduct

Here is a picture of the Delmas Viaduct, inaugurated by President Michel Martelly.

On Friday, August 7th, the President Michel Martelly, accompanied by Prime Minister Evans Paul and other important dignitaries have inaugurated the Delmas Viaduct, an eight channel exchanger, which would connect the areas neighboring Delmas, Nazon and above all, overcome the traffic problems. It was a $16.5 million project with PetroCaribe Funding, the construction of which started in April 2013 by one Dominican construction firm 'Estrella' under the supervision of the firm LGL SA. President Martelly, in his inaugural speech has thanked all who had contributed to this great work. Before the work started, hundreds of buildings, schools, warehouses, churches on Delmas 17 and 9 were demolished to make way for this 550 meter bridge. The people used to stack their salvages on the roadside under the covers of tarpaulin. Not everyone was properly compensated.

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Caribe Tours Bus Line

Caribe Tours Bus Line

The long-distance bus company Caribe Tours, is described as one of the best ways to travel far distances in the Dominican Republic. With one of its longest routes, from Santo Domingo to Samana, being only RD$330, the average cost for a ride is within reach. The service is good, the fleet of buses modern and comfortable with air conditioning, and they cover many destinations across the Dominican Republic and also Haiti. The terminal in Santo Domingo is at 27 de Febrero esq. Leopoldo Navarro.

Contact information:
Rue Clerveaux (Rue Gabard) - Petion-Ville, Haiti
Phone: (509) 37 85 19 46

Other ground transportation services available:
Le Transporteur Bus Line, Port-au- Prince, Gonaives and Cap-Haitian
Capital Coach Line Haitian bus company
Transport Chic bus Service, Cayes - Port-au-Prince

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Le Transporteur Bus Line

Le Transporteur Bus Line

Le Transporteur is located near Sanssouci on Route Clercine. They offer daily connections between Port-au- Prince and Gonaives, the capital of the Artibonite Department at a price of 350 HTG. A return trip costs around 650 HTG. The travel time is around 6 hours; there are three rounds of trips per day. It is a good news that the transportation system between the capital city in Haiti and other urban places like Cap Haitien, Les Cayes, Gonaives or Ouanaminthe is improving very fast.

If you have any query to ask about 'Le Transporteur' may contact them at:
(509) 2258 5035 at Port-au Prince or (509) 2258 5063 at Gonaïves and (509) 2258 5073 at Cap-Haïtien.
haititransporteur@gmail.com

Other ground transportation services available:
Capital Coach Line Haitian bus company
Transport Chic bus Service, Cayes - Port-au-Prince
Miami Mini Bus

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Tourist taxi for driver guides in Cap-Haitien

Tourist taxi for driver guides in Cap-Haitien

Here is the picture of a Tourist taxi for driver guides in Cap-Haitien

Cap-Haitien's new Tourist Taxis to improve Tourist experience

President Martelly visited Hugo Chavez International Airport to present keys of 18 new tourist taxis to taxi drivers in Cap-Haitien.

Taxi drivers are benefiting from a partnering of car dealers, Banque Nationale de Credit, Haitian Popular Bank, and Management of Destination.

The drivers have formed associations to qualify themselves as professionals. The aim of the new taxis and organization of drivers is to improve tourist transportation, offering tourists more help getting around tourist areas.

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Chemins de Fer in Haiti, government of Pierre Theoma Boisrond-Canal

Chemins de Fer in Haiti, government of Pierre Theoma Boisrond-Canal

This is a picture of Chemins de Fer in Haiti during the government of Pierre Théoma Boisrond-Canal

Much of the activity former President Pierre Théoma Boisrond-Canal had to perform when he took office in the mid 1870s was to undo the financial and constitutional damage done by the president before him. France was on the back of Haiti, demanding a repayment of the supposed 58 million francs borrowed by President Michel Domingue, who had, it seems, borrowed in ill-faith for himself and not for the country. While this was indeed no way to start a presidency, Boisrond-Canal had had the type of history to prepare him for such work.

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Construction du viaduc de delmas

Construction du viaduc de delmas

There is a lot of confusion in Haiti trying to determine what exactly to call the new road development initiated by the Government of Martelly-Lamothe. Some say that Haiti is having a highway for the first time. Other say that this is not a highway but rather a bridge.

So what is it exactly? Is the government building a highway or not. Whatever it is, this is work that the government are doing to improve traffic in the Haitian Capital and considering all there traffic problems, we need it

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