Haiti: MSF Reorganizes Post-Earthquake Medical Services
Thirty-five seconds. That’s all it took for an earthquake to shatter the lives of millions of Haitians on January 12, 2010. Medical needs were immediate and massive. More than 300,000 people were injured and 1.5 million left homeless.
Then in October, a cholera epidemic struck, with 250,000 cases in the first five months. MSF treated almost half of these patients.
Today, the epidemic is resurgent and hurricane season is approaching. In response to the situation on the ground, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is reorganizing its services in Haiti. The needs remain high. In many places where MSF works, medical care was insufficient even before disaster struck. Full story.
Amazing non-profit org I’d love to work for.