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Access to health care has improved in Haiti, but the everyday situation remains precarious for thousands of Haitians nearly six months after a devastating earthquake struck the country, according to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The medical humanitarian organization released a report on Thursday, outlining its response to the disaster and current living conditions for Haitians.
The country is in need of permanent structures to deliver health care, says Dr. Hans van Dillen, a head of mission for MSF. 60 percent of the country’s hospitals collapsed during the earthquake and many health care workers were killed, injured or fled the country according to the report. So far, doctors and nurses have been providing medical care out of tents and other semi-permanent facilities while the Ministry of Health works to rebuild the country’s medical infrastructure.
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