"Much of the financial support for earthquake-stricken Haiti has a high-tech source — the text message. From $10 donations to the Red Cross (text HAITI to 90999), the Clinton Foundation’s Haiti Relief Fund (text HAITI to 20222), and Doctors Without Borders (text DOB to 90999), cell-phone philanthropy has pulled in millions of dollars. We’ll talk about the mechanics of the text-message-donation trend."
Medusa’s Gaze and Vampire’s Bite — Think monsters are make-believe? In his new book, science journalist Matt Kaplan writes of real-life zombies in Haiti, and how rabies infection could explain the vampire’s aversion to garlic and sunlight.
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The physician and anthropologist has spent 30 years treating patients in Haiti. In Haiti After The Earthquake, he details what it was like on the ground in the days after the 2010 quake â and why the country is still struggling to recover.