Sansar Ghale has diabetes and high blood pressure. When an earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, his medication was lost. His friends carried him 5 hours to the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in critical condition. Read about MSF's response to the earthquake in Nepal.
When the earthquake struck in Nepal on April 25, Gurung Ram Bamadur lost his flock and three of his fingers were crushed. When he was brought to the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital, his fingers had to be amputated. He now faces an uncertain future. Read about MSF's response to the earthquake in Nepal.
After the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) evacuated by helicopter seriously injured and ill people who had no access to medical care. Footage by Brian Sokol. Read about MSF's response in Nepal.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been responding to the devastation of the two earthquakes that hit Nepal in April with medical care and water and sanitation services. The logistical restraints are difficult, but with helicopters MSF teams are able to reach remote villages where the needs are the greatest.
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is setting up an inflatable field hospital in Arughat, Nepal, a town in Gorkha district, approximately 83 miles northwest of the capital, Kathmandu. The 20-bed hospital will come equipped with operating facilities, as well as an obstetrics and maternity unit, and will provide critical health services in the wake of the April 25 earthquake.
A mother brings her young daughter to the only free burn care unit in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which is run by MSF. Many people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti are still living in tent settlements. Others have rudimentary housing with no facilities or services. It presents the perfects conditions for fires and domestic burn accidents - the victims of which are most often children. This is one of three videos in an MSF Insight video package on the lasting effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Mirlanda's strength and family support have made her a survivor; MSF medical care has been crucial to her pulling through. When she was 10, Mirlanda lost one of her legs due to the 2010 earthquake. She spent a year and a half in surgeries, recovery, and physiotherapy at MSF’s temporary tent hospital. Today she is a bright and upbeat young girl who looks ahead to the future, but she and her family must live with the effects of the past. This is one of three videos in an MSF Insight video package on the lasting effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Musical “animators” at MSF’s Drouillard Hospital in Port-au-Prince can play a key role in getting traumatized patients to open up and talk to counselors. MSF psychologists say that patients are often suffering from “accumulated trauma” - the trauma that brings them into the hospital is only the latest in a series of losses and injuries stemming from the earthquake, the ongoing cholera epidemic, and the violence that has long haunted the country. This makes mental health care extremely important; MSF offers group therapy and one-on-one counseling at Drouillard Hospital. This is one of three videos in an MSF Insight video package on the lasting effects of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
Cholera continues to spread in Haiti as people struggle to access clean water and understand a disease they've never encountered before. MSF teams are responding to the outbreak in Port-au-Prince, in the center of the country, and on the northern coast, but other actors will need to get more involved to meet all the patient needs in the coming days.