Haiti

On the morning of Wednesday, April 4, two Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) staff members—Cedric, a nurse, and Marius, a logistician—were kidnapped near Nyanzale in North Kivu Province while traveling by car. Hours later, they were released unharmed. Given the seriousness of this incident, MSF...
Two years after the earthquake, the health care system in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas is still in disarray. Most Haitians still lack proper access to emergency care. January 12, 2010 will forever remain engraved in Haiti's collective memory. Nearly everyone in the country lost a relative,...
One year since the start of the ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti, people all over the country are still threatened by the deadly disease. Healthcare services and measures to prevent the spread of cholera are still inadequate, medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) warned. “Haitian...
Cholera is still rife in Haiti and far from under control. Having ravaged other parts of the island in June, it is now returning to the Haitian capital with a vengeance. According to figures from the Ministry of Public Health and Population, at the end of August over 446,000 people had been...
On August 18, medical aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) officially inaugurated its new specialized emergency obstetric care hospital in the Delmas neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The hospital is called CRUO – Centre de Référence en Urgences Obstétricales (Referral Centre for...
In mid-May of this year, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) witnessed a significant increase in the number of cholera cases in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince, especially in the densely-populated Carrefour neighbourhood. In April MSF’s cholera caseload had declined to fewer than 400 patients per...
Following the January 2010 earthquake Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) launched the largest emergency operation in its history. A year and a half later, MSF’s projects are adjusting to changing situations. Thirty-five seconds. That’s all it took for an earthquake to shatter the lives of millions of...
The Haitian cholera epidemic is far from over. A sharp increase in cases has been seen in the capital and outbreaks have been reported elsewhere in the country. Although the cholera epidemic in Haiti began to decline in February, it has not yet ended. In Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) cholera...
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is preparing to reposition its response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti. In the coming weeks, the international medical aid organization will hand over responsibility for treating cholera patients to other national and international actors capable of assuming that...
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