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More than a decade of countering disease and disaster in Haiti penitentiary yields results as donors turn attention to prisons

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The following is the first of a two-part feature on health and justice in a Haitian prison. Today Science Speaks looks at how a decade of work by an organization called Health through Walls has led to recognition of and responses to conditions there, with tools to diagnose tuberculosis among prisoners. When Dr. John May […]

CDC Resources for Clinicians Helping Haitian Earthquake Victims

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Amid the continuing effort to provide desperately needed medical care to earthquake victims in Haiti, the CDC today released guidelines for clinicians traveling to Haiti and for those treating patients returning from the country. This link lists some of the infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, that providers may encounter while treating refugees or returning relief […]

Helping Haiti

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“Please save my baby!” Jeudy Francia, a woman in her 20s, shrieked outside the St.-Esprit Hospital in the city on Wednesday. Her child, a girl about 4 years old, writhed in pain in the hospital’s chaotic courtyard, near where a handful of bodies lay under white blankets. “There is no one, nothing, no medicines, no […]