Haiti

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has mobilized significant resources, particularly human resources, to address the cholera epidemic that broke out in Haiti in late October. The organisation has put health workers through an accelerated training program that covers treatment protocols, rules of...
As Haiti remembers those killed by the earthquake one year ago, the pace of the spread of cholera seems to have slowed in the North and in Port-au-Prince, though the outbreak remains unpredictable and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams are still on high alert. The number of new admissions is...
MSF Issues Review of Emergency Response and Current Gaps in Medical Care, Shelter, Water and Sanitation, and Secondary Health Care Challenges. One year after a devastating earthquake killed an estimated 222,000 people and left 1.5 million people homeless, Haitians continue to endure appalling...
Why have at least 2,500 people died of cholera when there are about 12,000 NGOs in the country? The article was first published in The Guardian’s “Comment is Free” section By Dr. Unni Karunakara Haiti should be an unlikely backdrop for the latest failure of the humanitarian relief system. The...
As 2011 begins, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continues to bolster its response to the cholera epidemic in Haiti. In the midst of uncertainty over the impending recount of votes from the recent Haitian presidential elections, MSF will make every effort to continue its lifesaving work. Recent...
Cases still increasing in north and south of country The cholera epidemic in Haiti has stabilized in the Artibonite region but continues to spread in the Northern and Southern parts of the country. The emergency is not over and every department in the country is now affected. This past week, more...
Local and international organizations must step up the distribution of chlorinated water in the areas affected by the epidemic Since October 22, 2010, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has treated 62,000 people with cholera symptoms in Haiti. This week, MSF's 4,000 Haitian staff and 315 international...
Isaie Jeanty hospital is a Haitian Ministry of Health maternity hospital in Port au Prince, which has received support from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) since March 2010. The MSF teams focus on the obstetric cases in this referral teaching hospital and provide intensive care for newborns. Over...
MSF has treated 26 injured patients, 15 of whom had bullet wounds, in Port-au-Prince Since the start of demonstrations in Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, December 7, MSF has treated 26 injured patients, 15 of whom had bullet wounds. Two MSF ambulances continue to travel the city’s streets, picking up...
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