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The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, for its last medical mission stop in Central America, South America and the Caribbean, November 4, 2019. Comfort’s team consists of more than 900 personnel, including medical specialists from the U.S. military, non-governmental organizations volunteers, and personnel from partner nations.


The U.S. Coast Guard Sentinel-class cutters USCGC Margaret Norvell (WPC 1105), front, and USCGC Kathleen Moore (WPC 1109) pass the hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) as it is anchored off the coast of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti in preparation for a six-day medical mission, November 4, 2019. (Picture source U.S. Navy)


While in Port-au-Prince, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation staff to provide medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs and demonstrate the commitment to strengthen regional medical capacity.

This marks the sixth Comfort visit to Haiti and the seventh to the region since 2007. The embarked medical teams will provide care aboard Comfort and at one shore-based medical site.

This mission stop is part of U.S. Southern Command’s Enduring Promise initiative and reflects the United States’ ongoing commitment to friendship, partnership, and solidarity with partner nations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.

USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is the third United States Navy ship to bear the name Comfort, and the second Mercy-class hospital ship to join the U.S. Navy’s fleet. The USNS prefix identifies Comfort as a non-commissioned ship owned by the U.S. Navy and operationally crewed by civilians from the Military Sealift Command (MSC).

The  Mercy-class hospital ship is operated by Military Sealift Command and is designed to provide emergency, on-site care for American combatant forces, and also for use in support of disaster relief and humanitarian operations. Each ship contains 12 fully equipped operating theaters, a 1,000-bed hospital facility, radiological services, medical laboratory, pharmacy, optometry lab, CAT scan and two oxygen-producing plants


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Northwest Iowa-Based Haiti Ministry To Partner With RiseFest – KIWARadio.com

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Sheldon, Iowa — Assuming there is a RiseFest this year — if you go, you’ll have the chance to hear about a ministry in Haiti and partner with that ministry.

RiseFest, which is normally Father’s Day Weekend in Sheldon has been moved to Labor Day Weekend due to the pandemic. This year, RiseFest is partnering with a ministry called Touch Of Hope.

Kayla Raymond, from Rock Rapids, is one of the founders of Touch Of Hope. She tells us Touch of Hope got started in 2009 when she went on a mission trip to Haiti with her family. She says while there, her “heart was broken” for the poor of Haiti. She tells us that doors kept opening for them, and they soon met Webert Raymond, who is now her husband. She says Raymond and some others were running a small school for poor kids in Haiti who couldn’t afford to go to school.

https://kiwaradio.com/files/Ramond20200601a.mp3

Raymond tells us that she started a boutique to help Haitian mothers and families.

https://kiwaradio.com/files/Ramond20200601b.mp3

She says they also make greeting cards and are employing 26 Haitian women in that endeavor. Women also make baby gifts, jewelry, home décor, and more. She says all of the profits from the business go to their nonprofit ministry, Touch Of Hope. Raymond tells us that in addition to the one in Haiti, there is also a Rosie’s Boutique in Rock Rapids, where all the same items can be purchased, plus there is also a coffee shop in the Rock Rapids store, called Rosie’s Sit A Minute. She says everything but the ice cream is made in Haiti.

Raymond tells us how they got connected with RiseFest.

https://kiwaradio.com/files/Ramond20200601c.mp3

Plus, she says, if you visit RiseFest, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit Rosie’s, as they’re building their own mini-Rosie’s right on the festival grounds. She says they’re excited about the opportunity.

For more information, to sponsor a child, or support the ministry, you can visit their websites: touchofhopehaiti.com and www.rosiesboutiquehaiti.com.

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Haïti – FLASH : Le pays franchit la barre des 2,000 cas

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Haïti – FLASH : Le pays franchit la barre des 2,000 cas
01/06/2020 05:10:24

Haïti - FLASH : Le pays franchit la barre des 2,000 cas

Le Ministère de la Santé Publique informe que 259 nouveaux cas ont été confirmés en Haïti (la veille : 281), pour un total de 2,124 cas sur l’ensemble du territoire national (40.2% de femmes et 59.8% d’hommes) depuis le premier cas (19 mars 2020 https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30319-haiti-sante-origine-des-2-premiers-cas-de-covid-19-en-haiti.html ).

3 nouveaux décès ont été enregistrés : 1 dans l’Ouest, 1 dans l’Artibonite et 1 dans le Nord, portant le total à 44.

Le nombre de cas actifs (moins décès et guérisons) est maintenant de 2,056 (+14.2%) +256 cas en 24h (la veille : +263)

Nombre de cas suspects : 5,244 cas (+14.57%) +667 (la veille : +471)

Personnes hospitalisées : 364 personnes +16 en 24h (la veille : +24)

Quarantaine à domicile : 1,395 personnes -256 en 24h (la veille : +129)

Tous les détails dans notre bulletin quotidien de 11h00 a.m.

Lire aussi :
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30912-haiti-covid-19-bulletin-quotidien-31-mai-2020.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30907-haiti-flash-le-nombre-de-nouveaux-cas-double-en-24-heures.html
https://www.haitilibre.com/article-30319-haiti-sante-origine-des-2-premiers-cas-de-covid-19-en-haiti.html

S/ HL/ HaïtiLibre

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