October 4, 2012 Fortified peanut paste saves lives in Haiti and other places where malnutrition is a problem, but producing it locally costs more than importing it from faraway factories in Europe because of labor and other costs. Still, feeding programs are willing to pay a little more, for now.
October 4, 2012 For over a decade, peanut butter paste supplements like Plumpy'Nut have saved children around the world from malnutrition. Now health officials want to use the packets not just to save starving kids, but to keep them healthy in the first place. But will it work?
October 1, 2012 In October 1937, dictator Rafael Trujillo's soldiers identified Haitians by asking them to say perejil (Spanish for parsley). If someone did not trill the "r," he was likely to be killed. As many as 20,000 Haitians died.
August 24, 2012 The tropical storm is packing a powerful punch. After it hits Haiti, the latest projections show it then rolling over Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico.
August 17, 2012 After a successful project to vaccinate Haitians against cholera, the World Health Organization is calling for the establishment of a global stockpile of the vaccine to respond to outbreaks like the one that struck Haiti.
January 1, 2012 On New Year's Day some 200 years ago, Haiti gained its independence from France. Each Jan. 1, Haitians commemorate the event by eating soup joumou — a dish their former French rulers considered too good for them. The soup is so beloved that it can land some in the hospital.
March 21, 2011 The 37-year-old Grammy winner said he was shot, but Haitian police say he was cut by glass.
March 18, 2011 Former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide returns to Haiti from exile
January 19, 2011 Obama and Hu hold White House meetings; Giffords' husband interviewed; Ivory Coast mediation fails again; former Haitian dictator questioned
January 18, 2011 It's unclear whether the former dictator has been arrested or is only being held for questioning.
January 12, 2011 Sylvana Joseph, a guest on Talk of the Nation, looks back on the year since the earthquake that left Haiti in ruins. Joseph, a Haitian-American, is determined to continue to tell stories, laugh and find joy one year after the earthquake.
January 12, 2011 Prayers were raised in Port-au-Prince today. Haitians face enormous challenges: More than 1 million, for example, still live in tents and makeshift shelters.