12-8 | Interview with Michelle MAYS, MSF nurseMichelle Mays first went to Haiti with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) just after the earthquake last January. This November, in the midst of the cholera outbreak in the country, she returned to spend three weeks working as a nurse supervisor at MSF’s cholera treatment center (CTC) at a Ministry of Health hospital in the northern city of Port-de-Paix, one of the places hardest hit by the epidemic.
12-2 | From October 22 to November 28, MSF teams have treated more than 41,000 people for cholera and cholera-like symptoms in cholera treatment centers (CTCs) established in Port-au-Prince, Artibonite region, north, and northwest of the country.MSF has established 30 CTCs in the country—13 in Port-au-Prince—and teams are seeing 1,200 new cases per day. These facilities have a total hospitalization bed capacity of 3,200, including 1,100 in Port-au-Prince.
11-19 | While cholera spreads, slow deployment of relief is major concern “Critical shortfalls in the deployment of well-established measures to contain cholera epidemics are undermining efforts to stem the ongoing cholera outbreak in Haiti”, said the international medical humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today.