Because it is crucial that patients be cared for until the end of their medical treatment, MSF has expanded its capacity to include specialised postoperative care—including plastic and micro-surgery, treatment for burn victims, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and psychological counseling. MSF is also focusing on primary health care, with out-patient departments in various locations in the city, and with secondary-level health care services, including for emergency obstetrics, intensive therapeutic care for malnourished children, and inpatient care for paediatrics and adults.
Currently MSF has 348 international staff in Haiti working closely with over 3000 Haitian staff. With the expansion of services, the 26 MSF hospitals and health centres can accommodate 1346 patients. In the last two months, MSF teams have performed over 3700 surgeries, provided psychological counselling to over 22,000 people, and treated 54,789 patients. MSF teams have distributed over 18,000 non-food item kits (this includes: kitchen kits + hygiene kits + Jerry cans + blankets + plastic sheeting), and 10,500 tents.
Figures to date (as of 10 March, 2010)
|Number of beds||1,340|
|NFI Kits distributed per household||17,900|
|Number of sites||26 + 4 sites mobile clinics|
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