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US rice doesn’t help struggling Haitian farmers

By PAISLEY DODDS, Associated Press Writer Paisley Dodds, Associated Press Writer POND-SONDE, Haiti – Haiti’s rice farmers are dismayed. It’s nearly harvest time in this fertile valley where the bulk of Haiti’s food is grown, and they’re competing once again with cheap U.S. imported rice. Just down the road, vendors are undercutting them, selling the far less expensive grain. Subsidized U.S. rice has flooded Haiti for decades. Now, after the Jan. 12 quake, 15,000 metric tons of donated U.S. rice have arrived. “I can’t make any money off my rice with all the foreign rice there is now,” said Renan Reynold, a 37-year-old farmer who makes an average of about $600 a year. “If I can’t make any money, I can’t feed my family.” Last month’s catastrophic earthquake that killed an estimated 200,000 people and spurred emergency food needs for […]

Emergency Doctors Leave Haiti

By Ianthe Jeanne Dugan PORT-AU-PRINCE—Doctors here are bracing for another onslaught of patients, as emergency workers leave the country and thousands of surgeries done after the January 12 earthquake need to be redone. Between 25% and 30% of postearthquake surgeries will need to be done again to avoid problems, says Dr. Jean “William” Pape, an infectious disease authority who is founder of Gheskio, an HIV/AIDS clinic next door to a field hospital set up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That estimate is corroborated by Haitian, U.S. and other medical officials involved in coordinating the international medical response, who say the problem is because of the massive numbers of injuries treated in poor conditions in an already weak health infrastructure. The unusually high level of second operations, along with other mounting medical issues, comes as many emergency […]

Protecting the Children of Haiti

By Satchit Balsari, M.D., M.P.H., Jay Lemery, M.D., Timothy P. Williams, M.S.W., M.Sc., and Brett D. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., D.T.M.&H., in the New England Journal of Medicine [gview file=”http://ijdh.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/children.pdf”]

IACHR Petition in the case of Jimmy Charles – EXHIBIT C:

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