Elimination of Malaria in Haiti

18 January 2017 | Posted by: M. Medozile | 0 comments

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.

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Social Exclusion

07 June 2016 | Posted by: M. Medozile | 2 comments

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 More

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