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Health Care Lags In Haiti's Post-Earthquake Rebuilding Efforts

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Chatuley Hospital in Léogâne.  Haiti 2012 © Emilie Régnier - January 8, 2013

In this article, MSF (Doctors Without Borders) gives a short overview of the current status of health care in Haiti three years after the earthquake.  

"Three years after a massive earthquake battered the island nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010, the Haitian health care system remains mired in a state of devastation. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which was present in the country before the earthquake and responded with its largest-ever emergency relief effort, continues to manage four hospitals that were built to replace temporary structures the organization set up immediately after the initial disaster, which destroyed most of the existing health structures in the impact zone."

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