It’s lunch! And other delicious Health for Haiti updates.

It has been a busy couple of weeks in Grande Saline.  The school lunch program is going well and the children are having lunch supplemented by beans, corn and other produce from the garden. Lunch is offered during the week for the school children and on Saturday for the children attending computer classes. Below are some…

Reflections on One Year of Clean Water

Thursday, March 12, 2015 may have been typically hot and sunny in Haiti, but it was far from an average day in Grande Saline.  For the first time, the people living in this community had access to clean safe drinking water…and that changed everything. The clean water project is part of SUNY Broome’s first global…

Zika Education in Grande Saline

There has been a lot in the news lately about the Zika virus, which has been reported in many countries, including Haiti. Zika is spread to people by the Aedes mosquito, which also spreads chikungunya and dengue fever.  Last month the World Health Organization declared the Zika virus and a public health emergency of international concern.…

First Lunch from the Community Garden in Grande Saline!

Students gathered for their Saturday computer class in Grande Saline, but it was not an average day.  It has taken months of planning, and preparation, and hard work. But today, for the first time, the computer students in Grande Saline ate a lunch that consisted of food grown right up the road in the community garden! The farmers recently…