Haiti and the Dominican Republic are the only two countries in the Caribbean where the infection of malaria is persisting (WHO, 2014). Since the ban of dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane (DDT)in the 1970's, Haiti has been experiencing new strategies to prevent and annihilate the spread of malaria. In 2015, over 17,000 cases of malaria infection were diagnosed through microscopic analysis in Haiti (a few hundreds more than in 2014).
Who are the most affected? What has the government been doing to control this morbidity? All these questions and others will be analyzed on DIAGOSTICS this coming Saturday on HM Radio. Don't miss out @ www.hmradio.org or download our Apps.add a comment
Social exclusion , socio-economic and political inequities or lack of social capital are some of the themes vehiculated by W.E.D. DuBois, Wilson and Anderson through their pieces (1). In his socio-economic ethnography of the "Negro population" of Philadelphia, DuBois's paper resembles Margaret Mead's description of the sex and temperament in "primitives" societies, where individuals' roles and behaviors within certain ethnic groups were submissive (for survival) or aggressive and violent for socio-economic dominance. Thus the un-assimilated group of Negros agglomerated around Seventh street and Lombard, squelched around alcohol, unemployment, prostitution, gambling, crimes, noise among other factors that were attributed to their social status and defined the public health crisis that "colored population" was facing. Read Moreadd a comment
Small monetary and/or non-monetary incentives can increase motivation towards HIV testing and promote sexual behavior change. In a study to evaluate the efficacy of prevention counseling embellished with small monetary incentives ($15/session), Kamb et al. (1998) examined a high-risk HIV infection population in Baltimore, Denver, Long Beach and Newark and reported an increase in enrollment participation and condom use among heterosexuals and men who have sex with men (MSM) in urban settings in contrast to many non-incentive oriented HIV prevention interventions carried out by local organizations within the same population. Learn More
While thousands of souls perished and their corpses barely buried, the earthquake did also widen the socio-political and economic gap in Haiti. Many of those who committed to uplift the spirit of the c...ountry looked and walked backward towards corruption, impunity and self-obsession, like Lot's wife looking back at Sodom. Learn More