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Médecins Sans Frontières in Haiti: Two years after the earthquake.

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Uploaded on Jan 10, 2012

Two years after the earthquake, the health care system in Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas is still in disarray. Most Haitians still lack proper access to emergency care.

January 12, 2010 will forever remain engraved in Haiti's collective memory. Nearly everyone in the country lost a relative, friend or neighbour in the earthquake that hit that day, and many survivors continue to suffer physical or psychological after-effects. The piles of rubble and gaping holes in the streets of Port-au-Prince show that the city itself still bears the scars as well.

Médecins Sans Frontières had been working in Haiti before the disaster and lost 12 staff members that day. Two Médecins Sans Frontières hospitals—the La Trinité trauma centre and the Solidarité ob-gyn clinic—were destroyed. In the two years that have followed, Médecins Sans Frontières supported a Ministry of Health hospital in the Cité-Soleil slum and built four emergency hospitals in the area affected by the seism, whose population totals more than 2 millions.

Read more: http://www.msf.org.au/from-the-field/...

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