Haiti

  • The Last Shall Be First: Haitian Women Taking Steps To End Poverty (Forbes)

    by Bill Frist

    FORBES | How is it possible that the people of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere have to shoulder repeatedly the impact of one natural disaster after another? And what can we do as one of its closest neighbors – and by far the wealthiest country in the hemisphere – to best empower the…

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  • Want a more resilient world? Give mothers access to the tools they deserve (The Hill)

    by Bill Frist

    With Michelle Nunn, CARE President and CEO THE HILL | In 2010, the world watched in horror as more than 200,000 people lost their lives to a devastating earthquake in Haiti. And we shuddered again earlier this month when Hurricane Matthew – the most powerful storm to hit Haiti in more than 60 years – killed…

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  • Hurricane Matthew & Haiti A Week Later

    by Bill Frist

    Hurricane Matthew, a category 4 storm, made landfall at about 7am this morning on the southwestern tip of Haiti.  Tracy and I just left Haiti a week ago, where we traveled with Hope Through Healing Hands and CARE to assess progress made since the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck in January 2010, resulting in…

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  • Back to Haiti

    by Bill Frist

    NOTES FROM THE ROAD | It’s no secret that I believe investing in global health is absolutely essential, and investments in women and girls—particularly maternal and child health—does nothing less than change a country’s trajectory. Next week, Tracy is joining me as I lead a delegation from all over the United States on a learning…

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  • A Conversation on Haiti

    by Bill Frist

    Last week, Hope Through Healing Hands and I had the honor of welcoming the former Prime Minister of Haiti, Laurent Lamothe, to Nashville. I’ve been to Haiti many times, and was thrilled to hear the latest updates on the quantifiable successes in Haiti over the last few years, namely in providing housing for those displaced by the…

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  • Helping Haiti Build Back Better

    by Bill Frist

    (The Washington Times, July 13, 2012) As a board member of the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, I traveled to Haiti last month to check on the post-earthquake progress being made through the fund’s projects. What I saw confirms that developmental aid can have a greater impact than the humanitarian aid most people know. Moments after…

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  • The world needs more health-care workers — millions more

    by Bill Frist

    (The Week, Posted on June 19, 2012) By Bill Frist, M.D. The most impressive part of any hospital or health clinic is the caring, skilled employees who prevent and treat illness. But the workforce we have is not enough.   As I visit health programs in far off corners of the world and right here…

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  • Haiti Earthquake

    by Bill Frist

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  • Frist Back From Haiti

    by Bill Frist

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  • Clinton Bush Haiti Fund: Inveneo Project

    by Bill Frist

    See how the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund’s grant to Inveneo is empowering rural and underserved communities in Haiti with information and communications technologies. Their grant will accelerate the development of sustainable, high-speed wireless broadband connectivity to 20 population centers in six rural regions across Haiti, which will in turn stimulate economic growth and support decentralization…

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  • Clinton Bush Haiti Fund: YouthBuild IDEJEN Project

    by Bill Frist

    See how the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund’s grant to YouthBuild International, partnering with IDEJEN, will put young people back to work in Haiti and give them the skills necessary to rebuild their country. The centers will serve at-risk youth (ages 16–28) by providing them with vocational training in construction and leadership skills for the future….

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  • Clinton Bush Haiti Fund: Artisans in Jacmel

    by Bill Frist

    See how money from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund has provided sales and marketing support for local artisans. Their funds also helped these local business people rebuild their workshops, damaged during the earthquake. Through our support, artisans were able to complete their order to Macy’s for its exclusive “Heart of Haiti” collection, inspired by the…

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  • Clinton Bush Haiti Fund Update

    by Bill Frist

    In the ten months since the catastrophic earthquake, the Haitian people have been working towards rebuilding and recovering. But now, a devastating cholera epidemic is spreading, threatening progress. The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is dedicated to funding initiatives that create jobs, teach skills, and assist local businesses. With programs that promote economic opportunity for all…

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  • UPDATE: Haiti Cholera Outbreak

    by Bill Frist

    I write to you today a little more optimistic than my last post on the developing disaster in Haiti. I will be keeping on top of the situation there and encourage you to stop by to read updates on my personal website, BillFrist.com. This weekend, I urgently emailed around the medical community, searching for desperately…

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  • Haiti Cholera Outbreak

    by Bill Frist

    As the cholera outbreak continues to ravage through Haiti, killing hundreds and inciting terror and riots throughout the country, I’m afraid I may have more bad news. It has come to my attention today that the cholera outbreak is being vastly underreported and underestimated. My sources on the ground in Haiti have estimated that the…

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  • Helping in Haiti

    by Bill Frist

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