Mirlanda, a young MSF patient in Haiti who lost her mother and a leg to the earthquake, is a source of inspiration to the MSF staff, her fellow patients, and the photographer who captured her spirit in these images. Photographs by Nicola Vigilanti.
In some locations, the needs for amputations are decreasing while needs for post-operative care are rising. MSF teams are diversifying activities to include mental health care, as well as mobile units that travel into areas surrounding current MSF operations, looking for people in need of medical treatment.
Despite enduring profound losses of their own, Haitian members of MSF's staff have continued to do everything they can to provide emergency medical care to their countrymen and women in the aftermath of the January 12 earthquake.