Haiti

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...
MSF's teams in Port au Prince are still under great pressure, searching for more facilities to carry out urgent surgery and trying to get in new medical supplies. An estimated 3,000 people have had primary care and around 400 have received surgery in the Haitian capital. The most common serious...
On the fifth day on their response to the disaster in Haiti, the MSF teams remain focused on trying to cope with the huge demand for life saving surgery from those who suffered terrible injuries in the quake. They are doing that by stretching their existing, limited operating theatres to the limit...
Huge surgical need, food and water still lacking Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) surgical units in Port-au-Prince continue to work around the clock to treat the vast numbers of patients with serious injuries from the January 12 earthquake. Prioritizing the most serious cases, the teams have been...
The MSF teams in Port au Prince are focusing their attention now on expanding their surgical capacity and two operating theatres are now working to help 300 patients who have been transferred to the MSF facility at Choscal hospital in the Cite Soleil district. The rest of the medical staff are...
The MSF medical teams in Port au Prince have been treating very large numbers of people who come to them with fractures, head injuries and other major trauma from the quake. Well over a thousand patients been through the four tented facilities that MSF has set up near the damaged buildings that it...
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