Paul Farmer on Haiti and Global Health Issues

Posted on Monday 7 August 2006

By Jean André Constant
Submitted to AlterPresse on August 2, 2006 On June 16th, 2006 from 5 to 7 PM, the scholar and humanist Paul Farmer well-known for his commitment to Haiti and his prolific publications regarding health issues and US foreign policies (among others), was the guest of Yale University for the 11th International Festival Arts and Ideas in New Haven. Mr. Farmer’s presentation at Woolsey Hall was formatted as an academic dialogue and took place with one of Yale University’s Professors. Therefore, they reminded their vast audience of the old Greco-Latin tradition of (...)

Haiti Interim Cooperation Framework: what needs to change on 25 July 2006

Posted on Friday 21 July 2006

Lack of contribution in economic recovery (particularly in agriculture) and in civil society participation from 2004 to 2006 is a fundamental point noted by the Europe-Haiti Coordination (Coordination Europe-Haiti - CoE-H), that presented an analysis of progress and shortcomings in Haiti Interim Cooperation Framework
By the Coordination Europe-Haiti - CoE-H
Received by AlterPresse on July 20, 2006
Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid
Stefano Manservi, General Director, DG Development, European Commission
John Caloghirou, Head of (...)

Haiti : Miragoâne citizens doing it for themselves!

Posted on Tuesday 18 July 2006

By Fleurival Ladenson
Miragoâne, 18 july 06 [AlterPresse] --- In Miragoâne, around 100 kilometres south-west of the capital, Port-au-Prince, groups of gallant men and women have decided not to wait any longer for the Haitian State to act - they have taken education, health and sanitation into their own hands.
Two times a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, twenty or so women, assisted by several men, clear up the rubbish that blocks the streets of Miragoâne. In the communal sections of Fonds Jean Simon, Carrefour Desruisseaux and Berquin, these valiant men and women work hard for several (...)

The II World Social Forum on Migrations asks a more authentic solidarity for the Haitian people

Posted on Monday 26 June 2006

Resolution on Haiti from the II World Social Forum on Migrations, in Madrid Region (Spain), in the municipality of Rivas Vaciamadrid, from June 22nd to 24th, 2006,
Received by AlterPresse on June 26, 2006
The delegates and members of the II World Social Forum on Migration have analyzed with deep concern the Haitian situation. After having been France’s richest colony, Haiti proclaimed its independence in 1804 as the world’s First Black Republic, declared the land of freedom for black slaves. A nation founded on solidarity, it contributed to various liberation movements in Latin (...)

Haiti discussed at the 11th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly

Posted on Tuesday 20 June 2006

By Charles Arthur for AlterPresse (Vienna)
Vienna, 20 June 06 [AlterPresse] --- A delegation from the new Haitian parliament participated on June 19, 2006 in a discussion of European Commission development aid to Haiti at the 11th ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Vienna, Austria.
The Haitian delegation, composed of three Senators and two Deputies, joined representatives of 77 other African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP) states and members of the European Parliament in the week-long assembly. The series of meetings included a session with European Development Commissioner, (...)

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