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MSF Activities in Haïti : offering a real acces to healthcare

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MSF runs multiple projects in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.

    MSF runs the burns unit in Drouillard Hospital, the Martissant 25 emergency centre, the Nap Kenbe Emergency Surgical Hospital, the Centre de Référence des Urgences en Obstétrique (CRUO), the Pran Men'm clinic for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and the Figaro cholera treatment centre that can be operational in a few hours. MSF also supports the Diquini centre for cholera patients.


    MSF has set up an Emergency Centre in the slum in 2007 to provide care for victims of domestic violence and accidents, gunshot wounds, public roads accidents, and for medical and pediatric emergencies.

     -   120 to 150 patients per day in 2015
     -   60% of admissions are traumatic emergencies.


    The MSF hospital Nap Kenbe (“We’re holding on” in Creole) is a referral centre where MSF teams perform trauma, orthopedic and emergency visceral surgery.

        - 121 beds including 9 for intensive care: in 2015, 4,026 patients were hospitalized and 546 patients were admitted to intensive care
        - 4 operating rooms: 680 surgeries per month in 2015 (for a total of 6,410 patients and 8,250 interventions in 2015)
        - 20,614 physiotherapy consultations in 2015
        - 59 outpatients per day in 2015 (18,424 patients for the whole year)


    Since it opened and helped pregnant women to deliver safely, the CRUO maternity (referral centre for obstetric emergencies) has reduced neonatal mortality in Port-au-Prince by half. CRUO also welcomes pregnant women suffering from cholera.

        - 28,000 births between 2011 and October 2015
        - 10 Caesarean sections per day


    The Pren Menm centre ("Take my hand " in Creole) receives men and women who have been victims of sexual violence. It provides consultations, medical care and psychological counseling to these patients, half of whom are minors.

         -  Around 65 people received each month.


    Precarious living conditions lead to frequent domestic accidents, including serious burns. The MSF hospital in Drouillard, in the slum of Cité Soleil, provides specific care for burned victims (skin grafting, physical therapy, etc.).

        -  75% of patients are less than 15 years old, and 45% of them are less than 5 years old.

    In addition to these structures, MSF has developed EPREP, an emergency plan to provide a fast and effective response in case of natural disasters, cholera outbreaks and increasing violence or recurrent political crises.