Haiti

Saturday, August 14, at 8:30 am local time, the earth trembled in the southern peninsula of Haiti. A 7.2 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage to buildings, houses and main access roads in the three provinces of Grand'Anse, Nippes and Sud. The provisional death toll is estimated at more than 1,...
In the areas of Haiti hit hardest by Hurricane Matthew, many communities remain cut off from aid, rendered inaccessible by the storm. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) patients and staff members tell their stories in their own words. Lopino, a village in the mountains around...
Teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are continuing their assessments of areas of Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew on the Tiburon peninsula as well as the Artibonite and Northwest departments. In Jérémie, MSF found that the reference hospital has suffered damage and...
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MSF project coordinator Ahmed FADEL describes the fast reactions, the teamwork and the emotional extremes involved in responding to an emergency at Chatuley hospital in Léogâne, Haiti. It’s past 10 pm at MSF’s Chatuley hospital in Léogâne, Haiti. A two- year-old boy is receiving oxygen. He’s in a...
A lack of funds and supplies has crippled cholera treatment programs in Haiti, leading to unnecessary deaths and increasing the risk of greater outbreaks during the upcoming rainy season, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said. In recent evaluations of public health facilities in four Haitian...
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Three years after the 2010 earthquake, the Haitian health care system is still devastated. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to manage four hospitals built to replace the temporary structures that it set up immediately after January 12, 2010. Thanks to these facilities, tens of thousands of...
Two years after the cholera epidemic began, the continued treatment of patients is still not certain, even at a time when the population is still largely exposed to the risks of contamination. In Port-au-Prince, more than 350,000 survivors of the earthquake are still being housed in camps, and many...
Cholera cases are on the rise in Haiti following the onset of the rainy season, and the country is not adequately prepared to combat the deadly disease, the international medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today. While Haiti’s Ministry of Health and Populations...
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With the rainy season now underway in Haiti, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has seen an increase in the number of cholera patients. Admissions to MSF's treatment centers in Port-au-Prince and Léogâne have more than tripled in less than one month. New patients arrive daily at MSF's cholera treatment...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has officially opened a new emergency trauma, orthopaedic and visceral surgery referral centre in the Tabarre neighbourhood, in the east of Haiti’s capital. Named ‘Nap Kenbe’ – Creole for staying well – the surgical referral centre is the third facility providing...
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