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In Haiti, Pregnant Women Forgo Prenatal Check-Ups at Public Hospitals

Region: Haiti

Topics: Health

When faced with a choice of going to a public hospital where poor care is common, many women are opting to self-medicate and see traditional midwives instead. Health professionals are working to increase awareness and improve care.

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More Haitians Self-Medicating as Street Vendors Provide Alternative to Pharmacies

Region: Haiti

Topics: Health

In Haiti’s struggling economy and tough job market, selling prescription drugs illegally has become an attractive option – especially since street vendors operate with impunity. But the lower prices and more flexible purchasing options that street vendors provide come at a cost as consumers increasingly forgo pharmacies and formal medical treatment.

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Featured Photo of a Sugarcane Seller in Haiti

Region: Haiti

Topics: Business

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Facing Food Shortage and Weather Crises, Haitian Farmers Say Government Support is Insufficient

Region: Haiti

Topics: BusinessEnvironment

In the midst of a food shortage, Haiti’s government is drafting plans and implementing new policies to support the country’s large population of farmers. But the farmers, who struggle to maintain their crops with outdated technology and the threat of natural disaster, say the effort isn’t enough.

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In a Haitian Town Full of Mass Graves, An Orphanage Looks to Children’s Futures

Region: Haiti

Topics: EducationHuman Rights

In Haiti, most children in orphanages have at least one living relative, but no family members able to care for them. That is true of all the children at one community-based private orphanage in Titanyen.

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Featured Photo of a Haitian Maker of Charcoal Stoves

Region: Haiti

Topics: Business

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To Break Cycle of Rural Illiteracy, Tutoring Organization Focuses on Children

Region: Haiti

Topics: Education

In rural Haiti, a lack of quality schools and instruction contributes to a generational cycle of illiteracy, and parents are often unable to help their children with schoolwork. One small volunteer group started by a local health care worker is stepping in to interrupt that cycle by teaming university students with local students for Saturday tutoring sessions.

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In Haiti, Caravan Tours Seek to Revive Traditional Games in the Digital Age

Region: Haiti

Topics: CultureEducation

Hopscotch and dominos are just two traditional games being taught to kids around Haiti who otherwise might be more likely to be found playing games on their phones. A father-son duo seeks to preserve traditional games by touring the country teaching them to children.

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Featured Photo of a Haitian Sculptor

Region: Haiti

Topics: CultureHealth

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Featured Photo of a Haitian Herb Seller

Region: Haiti

Topics: BusinessHealth

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