December 19, 2016

Last year, Canadian nurse Laura Puteris worked at the Centre de Référence en Urgence Obstétricales (CRUO), Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)'s centre for emergency maternity care in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In this video, Laura describes an evening when she and her colleagues received as a patient a pregnant woman terribly burned by an exploding fuel canister. She recounts the team's efforts to help the mother and save her unborn child, and reflects on why it is essential to be present where care is needed.

October 21, 2016

MSF teams are bringing medical care to people who have been cut off from healthcare by the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. Watch as MSF medics arrive by helicopter to treat people in need.

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.


Paul McPhun, an operations manager for Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Haiti, speaks following the devastating earthquake in Port-au-Prince.
On January 12th a major earthquake, measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale, struck Haiti. The MSF teams already working in Port-au-Prince were able to provide immediate assistance to the injured, even though their facilities had collapsed.
In Haiti, MSF teams are working in Pacot, Choscal, Chancerelle and the general hospital. There are more than 700 national and international staff working on the ground to provide emergency medical care. Medical activities are continuing in the grounds of Trinité hospital.
The Port-au-Prince airport is still congested. Scores of planes are trying to land, but space is limited and fuel is scarce. Six MSF planes, carrying 85 tonnes of materials, have been redirected to the Dominican Republic.

A guided tour of MSF's inflatable hospital, which will be used during the emergency response in Haiti.
Logisticians from the international medical organization Médecins sans Frontières (MSF) are working around the clock to erect an inflatable hospital that has finally arrived from France.
MSF staff in Haiti are working day and night to treat the thousands of people injured in the earthquake. Surgical teams have been carrying out an average of 130 operations per day - this number is steadily rising as the organisation increases its activities.