Research Article

Hope for Haiti?

BMJ 1993; 307 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.307.6899.312 (Published 31 July 1993) Cite this as: BMJ 1993;307:312
  1. H Veeken
  1. Médecins Sans Frontières, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

    Abstract

    Haiti, one of the world's five poorest nations, gets international attention because of the number of refugees who leave by boat in search of a better future. The 80,000 inhabitants of Ile de la Gonave are neglected, even in Haiti--there is no government medical post, and facilities in the health posts run by missions are minimal. Typhoid and cholera epidemics threaten the island. Médecins Sans Frontières plans to send staff and supplies and train local health workers.