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December 02, 2016

On November 30, two months after Hurricane Matthew, devastated southwestern Haiti, thousands of people are still severely affected by inadequate shelter, lack of food and access to safe drinking water. Some remote communities have yet to receive assistance.

The international medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is working to provide assistance and medical care to people in isolated, affected areas like Port-à-Piment.

November 24, 2014

More than 2,000 people with symptoms of cholera have been hospitalized since mid-October in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti. Even though the majority of Haitians remain exposed to cholera due to lack of access to clean drinking water and latrines, capacity to treat those affected by the disease is still inadequate. Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has rapidly reinforced its cholera response with close to 320 beds.

Permanent water and sanitation measures remain essential

Month In Focus – April 2012 DR Congo – An alarming surge in malaria
Chad – On the brink of a peak in malnutrition
Paraguay – The scourge of the vinchuca
Uzbekistan – Tuberculosis shows resistance
Haiti – Medical certificates for cholera patients

With the arrival of the rainy season, cholera returns threatening more lives.

People need clean water, soap to prevent spread

Ten-year-old Mirlanda lost one of her legs due to the 2010 earthquake. She spent a year and a half in surgeries, recovery, and physiotherapy at MSF’s temporary tent hospital. Today she is a bright and upbeat young girl who looks ahead to the future, but she and her family must live with the effects of the past.

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