What Do You Do For Fun in Haiti?

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog, Uncategorized
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As the In-Country Coordinator for FHM, I’m sure you can imagine that I get lots of questions about living and working in Haiti. Most are related to Haitian culture, language, and development projects, but some are more personal.

Summer of Research in Leogane

Posted on July 1, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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We are excited to partner with Duke University’s Student Research Training (SRT) Program this summer. The SRT Program is part of Duke Global Health Institute and this program specifically is an opportunity for undergraduate students to engage in community-based projects around the world.

Chicka-what?!

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By now I’m sure many of you have heard of the chikungunya virus. It’s definitely taken a toll on Haiti lately so I figured it’s a topic worth discussing. 

Travel tips for Haiti

Posted on April 1, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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Are you planning a visit to our guesthouse in Haiti? We hope that answer is YES! And if you are, maybe you’re asking yourself what you should expect, pack, and so on.

Rara: A Unique Haitian Tradition

Posted on March 24, 2014 by Family Health Ministries under Blog
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I remember the first time I ever heard a Rara parade. It was around this time of year in 2012. I was sleeping at a friend’s house in Croix Des Bouquets.

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