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A stock photo of the earthquake aftermath on a hillside community in Haiti. A stock photo of the earthquake aftermath on a hillside community in Haiti.


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Global Health Issues In The News

Browse through contemporary examples of how ensuring good health is not simply a matter of medical intervention addressing the causes of ill health, but require an interdisciplinary approach that address the underlying features of health and well-being that affect individuals, communities, and nations.

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The University of Miami's News@TheU features the research and accomplishments of our faculty, staff, and students. Browse through the articles below to learn about the Global Health related issues our university community is addressing.

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INURED Reports and Events

The Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED) is dedicated to improving the educational, socioeconomic, and political conditions of Haiti's people. The reports below include research and and solutions for helping the issues Haiti's people experience.

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  • 10/14/2021 - Haiti's Systemic Crisis and Haitian Migrants at the US-Mexico Border

    Join us for several panel discussions with former government officials, human rights advocates, journalists, diaspora and community-based organization leaders on Haiti's systemic crisis and its links to the migrant crisis at the US-Mexico border. 

    This conference will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required to attend the event.

    Date: 10/14/2021

    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Click Here to Register

    This is the event flyer for "Haiti's Systemic Crisis and Haitian Migrants at the US-Mexico Border." This is a virtual conference via Zoom, and registration for the event is required. The event will be held on October 14, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. ET. Various guest speakers will join panels for discussion. The flyer has a picture of the Haitian coastline on it.

  • Survivor Thinks Often of Haiti

    By: Dr. Robin Shear

    UM alumna, Kristina Rosales, traveled to Haiti as a student in 2010, and hopes the country can recover more quickly.

    Click here to view the article.

  • Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

    By: Maya Bell

    The Haitian government adopts a UM study for its post-Hurricane Matthew recovering and rebuilding efforts. The Interuniversity Institute for Research & Development published the "After Hurricane Matthew" report which informs readers on the resources, capacities, and pathwaysto recovery and reconstruction of devastated communities in Haiti.

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  • Violence Against Children in Haiti

    By: Avid Reza, M.D., M.P.H and Louis Herns Marcelin, Ph. D.

    The Violence Against Children Survey in Haiti (VACS Haiti) was guided by the Comité de Coordination (CC), a multi-sectoral task force consisting of government ministries and partners from social welfare, the police and legal system and health care sectors, the United Nations and civil society. The technical guidance and coordination of this study was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and implemented by the Interuniversity Institute for Research and Development (INURED).

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  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods

    By: Karen Jacobsen, Anastasia Marshak, Daniel Maxwell, Jeevan Sharma, Elizabeth Stites and Peter Walker

    Disaster Risk Reduction programs and policies offer the potential to reduce the effects of a disaster or shift the burden outside the affected community, yet there exist many gaps and unanswered questions. From 2010 to 2013, the Feinstein International Center, with support from the US Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance, conducted a three-country study of disaster risk reduction and livelihoods entitled “Disaster Risk Reduction and Livelihoods.”

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  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Financial Strategies of the Poor

    By: Louis Herns Marcelin, Hugues Foucault, Calixte Clérismé, Karen Jacobsen and Anastasia Marshak

    The Haiti Action Plan developed by the government of Haiti in 2010 clearly states the importance of reducing the vulnerability of people living in the risk zones through disaster risk reduction and crisis management measures at a national, departmental, and local level (Government of the Republic of Haiti, 2010). In support of this Plan, our research sought to identify how low-income households in areas with diverse risk exposure have responded to the multi-hazard environment, and which enabling factors have influenced their decision making around financial resilience. By identifying coping strategies at the household and community levels, and the bottlenecks and facilitators of recovery, programming opportunities can be identified to support post-disaster recovery and mitigation of future crises.

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