IMPACT
04/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Makeshift Clinic A Symbol That Haitians Can Move On

Before the Jan. 12 quake, Joseline Marhone was the director of nutrition in Haiti's Ministry of Health. She was a respected physician and professor at the National University Hospital, with a home and loved ones.

After the quake, Marhone has little except a makeshift clinic beneath a grove of trees, GOOD reports. Yet her optimism and that of those who are helping her is what could save Haiti.

Talking animatedly with a big smile, Marhone's body language alone conveys the message that the only response to the earthquake is to get on with rebuilding and there's no time to waste. "We don't have homes, we don't have offices and we sleep right here at night and I'm practicing general medicine again," she said with a big smile. "I'm available for anyone who comes here and we'll stay for as long as we're needed."

With the help of her university students and new support from International Medical Corps, Marhone's clinic can treat 60 patients a day.

To read the full story about Marhone and her clinic, visit GOOD.