Haiti – News : Zapping…
Covid-19, one year later
One year after the first 2 cases of the new Covid-19 coronavirus were confirmed positive by the National Public Health Laboratory of the Ministry of Public Health https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-30310-haiti-flash-2-cases-of-covid-19-confirmed-in-the-country.html the virus is still circulating in the country with a peak reached towards the end of May 2020. Since these first 2 cases Haiti has recorded 12,714 confirmed cases, 1,838 hospitalized, 10,612 people cured and 251 deaths. The latest epidemiological data show a marked decrease in the latter. Overall, Haiti has not suffered as many deaths or severe cases as we expected without still having enough scientific data to explain this state of affairs, informs Marie Gréta Roy Clément, the Minister of Public Health and Population.
PNH : Fire in the dormitories
The director general of the national police (PNH), Léon Charles, went Saturday, March 20, 2021, to Gadkot known by all under the Haitian navy at Carrefour. The visit to Commander-in-Chief ai in Gadkot was to assess the damage caused by the fire in the maritime police dormitories on the night of March 19 to Saturday, March 20. According to the explanations of the base of Admiral Killick, the divisional commissioner Jean Pedro Mars would be a short circuit which would be at the base of this fire.
Police confirm the gunshot death of police officer Jean Daniel Michel who participated in the looting of Universal Motors, by a group of vandals claiming to be Fantom 509 who stole cars and motorcycles there. The Simon Pelé gang response comming to the rescue of the company left around 3 dead, including the Pelé Israel gang leader fatally injured in the neck. Police are investigating the probable deaths of other police officers who participated in the looting.
Women : Flash mob
The Ambassador of France in Haiti Jose Gomez with his wife and his collaborators recently attended the Quisqueya University at the “Flash Mob” organized by the French Institute in Haiti and the French Development Agency. About a hundred young women from different neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince came together to claim their rights through choreography, song, dance and poetry under the direction of Gaëlle Bien-Aimé and Ericka Julie Jean-Louis.
3.5% of the 120,000 disabled children in Port-au-Prince have access to education
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID-Haiti) believes that education is a factor of equalization and empowerment, providing children and youth with the skills they need for life and work. However, students with disabilities often face barriers in accessing education, which is why USAID is working with Haitian researcher Dr. Rochambeau Lainy to increase inclusive education in Haiti. An estimated 3.5% of the 120,000 children with disabilities in Port-au-Prince have access to education.