Fernet Léandre

Fernet Léandre
Harvard University | Harvard · Department of Global Health and Population

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Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has the highest number of people living with HIV in the Caribbean, the region most impacted by HIV outside of Africa. Despite continuous political, socioeconomic and natural catastrophes, Haiti has mounted a very successful response to the HIV epidemic. Prevention and treatment strategies i...
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This joint statement argues for a comprehensive, integrated cholera response in Haiti. The cholera epidemic in Haiti is particularly devastating because of the vulnerability of Haiti's population after the January 12, 2010, earthquake, the long-standing weakness of its health, water, and sanitation systems, and the observed virulence of the El Tor...
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South-south collaborations in building human resource capacity have been inadequately emphasized globally despite the growing experience among resource-poor countries in scaling up HIV care and the funding to implement programmes. This paper aims to describe one such successful collaboration, in which a model of HIV care was developed in Haiti, ada...
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Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world, ranking 154/177 on the human development index (UNDP, 2006). Decades of political instability have contributed to worsening poverty and deteriorating health conditions, leaving Haiti with the worst health statistics in the hemisphere. Life expectancy is less...
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Since 2002, the HIV Equity Initiative of the nongovernmental organization Partners in Health has been expanded in conjunction with the Haitian MOH to cover 7 public clinics. More than 8000 HIV-positive persons, 2300 of whom are on antiretroviral therapy (ART) are now followed. This article describes the interventions to promote access to care and a...
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Lack of infrastructure, including information and communication systems, is considered a barrier to successful HIV treatment programmes in resource poor areas. The authors describe how they set up a web based medical record system linking remote areas in rural Haiti and how it is used to track clinical outcomes, laboratory tests, and drug supplies...
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To scale-up a successful HIV/AIDS treatment project and provide comprehensive care to an entire Département du Centre (population 550 000) in rural Haiti, thereby demonstrating that community-based treatment of HIV is feasible and highly effective in resource-limited settings, and serving as a successful model for others to replicate. In the Départ...
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Three decades ago, the world's ministries of health declared primary health care--the delivery of basic preventive and curative services--a top priority. Since then, however, the world's poorest countries have not met most primary health care goals. Twenty-six years after the Declaration of Alma Ata, we are said to be living in a time of "limited r...
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HIV-AIDS has become the world's leading infectious cause of adult deaths. Approximately 5% of Haiti's adult population is infected with HIV, making it the most affected nation in the western hemisphere[1]. The non-governmental organization Zanmi Lasante (ZL) launched an innovative program 5 years ago to treat HIV patients in the very impoverished c...
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Strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis are multidrug-resistant when isoniazid and rifampin, the two most powerful antituberculous agents, do not inhibit their growth. Only a decade ago, outbreaks of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) occurred in New York, California, and Florida. In each setting, early detection by physicians decreased both t...

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