In Port-au-Prince, MSF teams are running trauma surgery and burn treatment services in Drouillard neighborhood; surgical and orthopedic care in Nap Kembe hospital in Tabarre; a stabilization center in Martissant neighborhood, and an emergency obstetrics program in Delmas 33.
Chagas is a neglected disease that affects between eight and ten million people, mainly in Latin America. Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) works in Paraguay's rural Chaco region, going into isolated communities to educate people about the disease and screen them for it. Internationally, MSF fights to improve access to diagnosis and treatment for the disease and advocates for more research and development into its treatment.
MSF has been treating women with cholera who are in labor and in the late stages of pregnancy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, since November. Many of the women have lost their babies due to the effects of cholera.
MSF teams continue to see an increase in cases of suspected cholera across Haiti, from the Artibonite Region, where the outbreak originated, in the capital, Port-au-Prince, and in areas of the far north. In this audio slideshow, MSF medical advisor Dr. David Olson says the deadly but easily treatable and preventable disease is likely to continue its scourge for months to come. Photos by Ron Haviv, Moises Saman, Jake Price, and Gregory Vandendaelen.
Responding to the widespread and massive needs for cholera treatment in Haiti is a daunting task. MSF continues to treat high numbers of patients in the Artibonite region, where the outbreak originated.
Since an outbreak of cholera was confirmed in October, MSF teams in Haiti have treated more than 10,000 patients across the country with cholera symptoms. MSF is supporting two Haitian Ministry of Health hospitals in the Artibonite Region, where the cholera outbreak originated.