Earthquake

One of the emerging trends in MSF's medical work in Haiti is the return to prominence of what could be described as some of the normal illnesses and conditions amongst people coming to the hospitals and clinics. The very considerable gaps in the country's healthcare provision before the earthquake...
MSF's emergency wards in Haiti are still treating large numbers of patients but the nature of their injuries or conditions is gradually changing. There are fewer appearing with wounds directly caused by the earthquake but now the indirect consequence on people's health is showing itself as more...
The range of work that MSF is now carrying out in Haiti with the survivors of the earthquake has been increasing as the needs and priorities shift but the core medical services in hospitals and clinics still dominate. Examples of those come from projects in Port au Prince, where the teams are...
The core medical activities in Haiti are still very much about treating people who were injured in the quake, with surgery continuing and post operative care expanding. But as Rosa CRESTANI, one of MSF's Emergency Medical Coordinators explains, there is a second phase underway, in which the...
The dual pressures in Haiti, of continuing needs for surgery and of the growing requirement for post-operative care, are all-consuming work for many of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in the country. In the capital, Choscal hospital in the slum area of Cite Soleil is still operating around-the...
Despite personal losses, MSF’s Haitian staff continue to provide emergency assistance to their people. MSF International President, Dr. Christophe FOURNIER, offers condolences and sincere thanks. Haitian surgeon Dr. Philippe Brouard has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) at Trinité hospital...
The MSF teams in Port au Prince and beyond are still mainly occupied with treating and operating on those who were injured in the quake nine days ago. And that has meant a continuing focus on their operating theatres in the larger MSF hospital structures in the capital. But there are new challenges...
The MSF teams have been working through the long queues of patients waiting for treatment and surgery, even as Port au Prince was shaken again by a very substantial aftershock in yesterday morning. In Choscal hospital, where two operating theatres have been working round the clock for days to deal...
“We were forced to buy a saw in the market to continue amputations.” A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cargo plane carrying 12 tons of medical equipment, including drugs, surgical supplies and two dialysis machines, was turned away three times from Port-au-Prince airport since Sunday night despite...
MSF's wards and operating theatres in and around Port au Prince are still working through very heavy caseloads and the medical staff there are increasingly concerned about supply problems that are beginning to threaten the welfare of patients. Drugs for surgical care and equipment like dialysis...
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