Haiti http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Health and Nutrition in Haiti: One year after the quake http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-and-nutrition-haiti-one-year-after-quake <p>Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122540751">the Haitian earthquake</a>.</p><p>The magnitude 7.0 tremor was the worst to hit the region in more than two centuries, killing over 200,000 people.</p><p>Today, more than a million Haitians are still living in tents and improvised shelters, without access to clean water and sanitation facilities.</p><p>Washington University professor <a href="http://gwbweb.wustl.edu/Faculty/FullTime/Pages/LoraIannotti.aspx">Lora Iannotti</a> was in Haiti on the day the earthquake struck. She has returned several times since then to continue her research in nutrition and public health.</p><p>Before going back to Haiti again last week, Iannotti spoke with St. Louis Public Radio’s <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/people/v%C3%A9ronique-lacapra">Véronique LaCapra</a> about health conditions in this struggling Caribbean nation.</p><p> Wed, 12 Jan 2011 05:05:16 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 297 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health and Nutrition in Haiti: One year after the quake One year after quake, St. Louis organization eyes big goal for Haiti http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/one-year-after-quake-st-louis-organization-eyes-big-goal-haiti <p>Dr. Patricia Wolff, founder and Executive Director of <a href="http://mfkhaiti.org/">Meds &amp; Foods for Kids </a>(MFK)&nbsp;was one of our guests <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?showid=4321">today on <em>St. Louis on the Air</em></a>.&nbsp; MFK&nbsp;has been in&nbsp;Cap-Haïtien&nbsp;combating malnutrition with Medika Mamba <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plumpy'nut">(aka Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food) </a>&nbsp;since 2003.&nbsp; Last year’s earthquake exacerbated an already extreme situation there, crippling existing infrastructure and multiplying demand for limited resources.</p><p> Mon, 10 Jan 2011 22:19:50 +0000 Libby Franklin 290 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org One year after quake, St. Louis organization eyes big goal for Haiti