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MSF - Haiti: Deplorable Conditions for Cholera Patients

             

A young cholera patient at an MSF facility.  Haiti 2012 © Emilie Régnier

doctorswithoutborders.org

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI, MARCH 12, 2013—A lack of funds and supplies has crippled cholera treatment programs in Haiti, leading to unnecessary deaths and increasing the risk of greater outbreaks during the upcoming rainy season, the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said today.

In recent evaluations of public health facilities in four Haitian departments—Artibonite, Nippes, Southeast, and North—MSF found that the quality of cholera treatment declined significantly in the last year due to funding shortfalls.

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