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October 09, 2016

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, which struck Haiti on October 4, four teams from Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are assessing the needs at medical facilities and affected communities in five departments of the country: Grande Anse, Sud, Nippes, Artibonite and Nord-Ouest.

Access to the affected areas is difficult and the full scale and nature of the needs have yet to be determined. Haitian officials report a death toll in the hundreds that continues to rise. The risk of cholera is very high in affected areas.

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.

 

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.

May 06, 2014

In 2011 Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) opened a new obstetric emergency hospital in Delmas, a busy neighbourhood in Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The 143-bed facility treats pregnant women with severe complications, offering a maternity ward, obstetric surgery, family planning and psychosocial support. It replaced MSF’s previous emergency obstetric hospital that was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.

August 20, 2013

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) project coordinator Ahmed Fadel describes the fast reactions, the teamwork and the emotional extremes involved in responding to an emergency at Chatuley hospital in Léogâne, Haiti.

Early in the morning of January 24, heavy fighting erupted between UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti troops (MINUSTAH) and local armed groups in the Port-au-Prince slum of Cité Soleil. In the following 48 hours, the St. Catherine hospital, which is supported by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), received 17 people with gunshots wounds. Among them were six women and a five-year-old child. A woman was wounded by a tear gas container. "A woman who had a gunshot wound arrived at the hospital in a desperate condition.

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