Media, Comment and Analysis from the Haiti Support Group
Comments and analysis. Longer articles selected by the Haiti Support Group editorial team for their strength in analysing and presenting aspects of life in Haiti.
We hope that these insights will help offer readers a more profound understanding of Haiti, its culture and unique history and how these issues relate to contemporary issues in the country.
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It was an historic discovery. You can touch it, even turn its pages. But only with white cotton gloves. Yet
UN DPKO Medical and Field Support Protocols
“Ensure Prompt and Appropriate Follow Up”
The crucial steps to be taken if we are to avoid this happening again
In December 2010 the UN Secretary General announced his intention to form an independent panel of experts to investigate and advise on the cholera outbreak in Haiti.
In January 2011, he named the four expert members.
In February they visited Haiti and began their fieldwork.
On May 3 they handed in a 32-page report that began and ended with 7 specific recommendations. Those recommendations are amongst our handouts here.
Read them and you will see that the first three pertain to UN internal procedures, medical screening, treatment, vaccination and sanitation in the field.
UN Confronts Cholera in Haiti with New Initiative but Few Specifics 16 December 2012 The good news is pressure works,
March 20, 2013 Kim Ives, Haiti Liberté. Original article here March 20, 2013 marks the second anniversary of a patently
Beyond Relief Beyond Belief is the lead article in the analysis/special feature section of the January/February edition of the New
Haiti Support Group Challenges EU on Rule of Law and Human Rights in Haiti Update: By 11 January 2013, two
Mario Joseph, Haiti’s most prominent human rights lawyer and legal activist, made a hugely successful visit to London in August,