Two years after the earthquake, Doctors of the World’s teams, which have been in Haiti since 1989, and are made up almost entirely of Haitians (95%), pursue their work in a difficult context marked by political transition and reduction in funding by the international community.
In 2011, more than 250 000 consultations and surgical procedures took place at Port au Prince, and in the West, Central, Grande Anse and Nippes departments. Since the start of the epidemic in October 2010, MdM has introduced on a long-term basis programmes for the prevention and treatment of cholera. Today MdM manages 15 cholera treatment units, 3 treatment centres, and 28 oral rehydration points. This work is carried out in continuous co-operation with the national health authorities and local organisations.
Today, the reconstruction of the Haitian health system should guarantee genuine access to care for the most vulnerable. To build up this health system, Doctors of the World supports free access to health care for pregnant women and children under 5 years of age in Haiti, the first step towards an equitable health system.
Remi Courgeon has drawn Haiti and Haitian people for Doctors of the World
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Note on donations received / expenditure incurred
Following the earthquake, Doctors of the World collected 24.1 million Euro and spent 19 million Euro between January 2010 and October 2011. 5.1 million Euro has already been committed for the end of 2011 and 2012 in order to fund MdM’s aid programmes.