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Haiti Health Care

In Haiti: Rebuilding a Healthier Future With Vaccines

Dagfinn Høybråten | Posted 07.15.2012 | Impact
Dagfinn Høybråten

In post-earthquake Haiti, the women weren't lined up waiting for food. They sat on wooden benches inside a large tent and waited patiently to have their children vaccinated.

Effective Service Delivery: Accompaniment

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 03.25.2012 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

For those of you who have heard of Paul Farmer, you can probably imagine him in this scene: he is trudging for miles to visit patients in their homes as they struggle to fight their own health battles.

Six Months After The Earthquake In Haiti: Has Health Care Improved?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In the aftermath of the 7.0 earthquake that crippled much of Haiti's infrastructure, international aid groups poured into the country, bringing medica...

Life and Death Decisions in Haiti

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

I watched a nurse in northern Haiti remove a clinic's only oxygen machine from a premature baby in order to give it to a woman suffering in labor. As a physician, I've felt helpless many, many times. This was different.

The Desperate State Of Haitian Health Care

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dr. Jon LaPook

During my recent trip to Haiti, I stood by with my heart in my throat as I watched a nurse take away oxygen from a premature baby in order to give it to a mother in labor whose unborn child had a faltering heartbeat.

Health in Haiti: Lessons to Learn for National Public Health Week 2010

Susan Blumenthal, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Blumenthal, M.D.

To truly improve the health of Haitians, the social and economic drivers of disease must be addressed. This means providing educational and occupational opportunities for all, as well as establishing a sustainable, modern public health system.