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December 11, 2015

"Unprecedented numbers of pregnant women are seeking medical care at the Centre de Référence en Urgence Obstétricales (CRUO), a hospital in Port-au-Prince run by Doctors Without Borders/Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF) focusing on complicated obstetrics, following funding cuts by international donors and limited Haitian government spending on healthcare."  — From "Unprecedented patient numbers at MSF hospital following healthcare funding cuts," MS

December 11, 2015

Unprecedented numbers of pregnant women are seeking medical care at the Centre de Référence en Urgence Obstétricales (CRUO), a hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, run by Doctors Without Borders/Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF) focusing on complicated obstetrics — the result of funding cuts by international donors and limited Haitian government spending on healthcare.

March 16, 2015

By Claudia Blume

When London, England, was struck by a cholera outbreak in 1854, British epidemiologist John Snow wrote down addresses of cholera victims, put them on a map, traced the outbreak and figured out its source: a contaminated water pump in Soho, which was then immediately shut down.

January 12, 2015

On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and causing horrific injuries to over 300,000. More than 1.5 million people were left homeless after buildings in the capital Port-au-Prince collapsed or were left unusable.  

One affected building was Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF)’s obstetrics hospital, where Canadian physician Wendy Lai worked before and after the earthquake. She tells her story in the video above.

 

January 09, 2015

Five years have passed since a truly devastating earthquake shook Haiti, affecting approximately three million people and killing 220,000, according to government estimates. What is the situation in Haiti now after five years of reconstruction efforts, and what healthcare does Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) still provide in the country? MSF’s Haiti country director Oliver Schulz discusses.