Haitian Times News Roundup – Jan. 17

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National Police of Haiti reinforces its task force

Normil Rameau, Interim General Director of the National Police of Haiti, has made it his priority to strengthen its task force in the Western Department. This initiative was taken to bolster security and effectively fight against vandalism and crime.

University Hospital in Haiti Earns Global Accreditation for Medical Education

University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, received formal accreditation from an international oversight group this week, affirming that the hospital’s medical education and residency programs meet the highest global standards—and causing Dr. Paul Farmer to reach for a seat.

“There’s a Haitian expression—news that demands a chair,” said Farmer, Partners In Health co-founder and chief strategist. “Usually it’s bad news, but this is truly exceptional. I have no way to express my gratitude and admiration to the Zanmi Lasante team. They have been tireless.” Continue reading

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Likely new Brooklyn dems boss gets big bucks from groups her bills aid

This story was originally published on JAN. 16, 2020 by THE CITY.
Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte is expected to lead the Brooklyn Democratic Party. Five years after she joined the state Legislature, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte (D-Brooklyn) is all but set to take over the cash-strapped Kings County Democratic Party.
And she’s bringing with her a campaign fundraising record unusually prolific for a junior lawmaker — fueled, in part, by donations from groups her bills have aided.
Bichotte pulled in more cash than all but oneBrooklyn Assembly Democrat in the first half of 2019 — beating out 17 other lawmakers, many of them senior to her, with a haul of $112,095 in an off-election year.
Overall, Bichotte had $411,702 in her campaign coffers as of July. The party she’s expected to soon lead, meanwhile, has only $32,833.95 in the bank, state filings show.
Key to her numbers are entrepreneurs who benefit from her actions as chair of the Assembly’s minority- and women-owned busines..

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A call for the Diaspora to return ‘Bak Lakay’

Photo Credit : Loop HaitiGarnel Michels’ first published work ‘Bak Lakay’ is a call for the Haitian Diaspora to return to their home country, and take part in its rebuilding. Michel is a specialist in community medicine and is a consultant at Stop Accidents.

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National Police of Haiti reinforces its task force

Photo Credit: Haitian TimesNormil Rameau, Interim General Director of the National Police of Haiti, has made it his priority to strengthen its task force in the Western Department. This initiative was taken to bolster security and effectively fight against vandalism and crime.

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University Hospital in Haiti Earns Global Accreditation for Medical Education

Photo Credit : Partners in HealthEditor’s note: This was originally published on Partners in Health
University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, received formal accreditation from an international oversight group this week, affirming that the hospital’s medical education and residency programs meet the highest global standards—and causing Dr. Paul Farmer to reach for a seat.
“There’s a Haitian expression—news that demands a chair,” said Farmer, Partners In Health co-founder and chief strategist. “Usually it’s bad news, but this is truly exceptional. I have no way to express my gratitude and admiration to the Zanmi Lasante team. They have been tireless.”
PIH was founded in Haiti more than 30 years ago and is known in Haiti as Zanmi Lasante. The team opened University Hospital in Mirebalais in 2013, in collaboration with Haiti’s Ministry of Health. The 300-bed teaching hospital is home to residency programs in internal and family medicine, pediatrics, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology,..

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