Medical aid charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has opened a new emergency health referral centre in Haiti, which will celebrate its official launch on Wednesday in conjunction with Haiti’s health ministry.
The move is part of a much-needed campaign to improve conditions in a country where the vast majority of people live below the poverty line.
“MSF is now supporting the Ministry of Public Health and Population with 600 hospital beds in Haiti for emergency care,” said Gaëtan Drossart, MSF’s head of mission in Haiti.
“This is still far from adequate, but is nevertheless an advance.”
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Picture credit: A man stricken with cholera waits for relatives to visit at a cholera treatment centre run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Port-au-Prince October 21, 2011. REUTERS/Swoan Parker