Read about first-hand accounts from MSF aid workers and patients.

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August 18, 2013

An MSF staff member describes the fast reactions, the teamwork, and the emotional extremes involved in responding to an emergency at Chatuley hospital in Léogâne, Haiti.

July 12, 2012

MSF Head of Mission Joan Arnan describes his experience coordinating MSF's response to Haiti's ongoing cholera epidemic.

February 08, 2011

An MSF nurse describes training health workers to deal with the ongoing cholera outbreak in Haiti.

December 02, 2010

A nurse recently back from an MSF cholera treatment center in Port-de-Paix recounts what she saw, what was accomplished, and what remains to be done in the effort to battle the cholera outbreak in Haiti.

November 11, 2010

The Head of Mission for MSF in Haiti gives a first-person account of the situation on the ground for MSF teams responding to the spread of the outbreak in Port-au-Prince.

August 09, 2010

"I developed eclampsia the day before I delivered and I realize that's serious," said Crisla Florestal, 19, who was readmitted a day after giving birth at the MSF hospital Isaïe Jeanty, in Port-au-Prince.

May 06, 2010

MSF opened a new treatment center for burn victims in Port-au-Prince to replace the one that was destroyed by the January 12 earthquake.

February 12, 2010

Dr. Marie-Pierre Allié, president of Médecins Sans Frontières-France, who recently returned from a field visit to Haiti, analyses the situation there one month after the disaster.

February 03, 2010

Dr. Philippe Touchard, an anesthetist, is head of emergencies at the Pasteur Hospital in Langon, near Bordeaux. Forty-eight hours after the January 12 earthquake, he flew to Haiti to reinforce MSF’s surgical teams in Port-au-Prince. Here are exerpts of his journal of this short mission.

January 29, 2010

MSF International President Dr. Christophe Fournier reflects on his time in Haiti and the many challenges to come.

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