David Walton, MD, a physician with Partners in Health, arrived in Port-au-Prince within 48 hours of the earthquake. He met with Partners In Health and Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health’s Haitian sister organization) leadership to pursue a coordinated strategy for medical relief.
In addition to providing desperately needed medical care and arranging relief effort logistics, Walton was able to document the scene with his camera.
View this photo gallery for a glimpse into the challenging and heartbreaking situation in Port-au-Prince right now.
Lester Hartman, MD, a Children’s-affiliated pediatrician who runs a clinic in the mountains of Haiti, made his way to the region within days of the earthquake. He’s been sending email updates about what he’s seeing on the ground. Last night he wrote:
Brought 40 people from sheet cities in Port-au-Prince – will house up in closed school near clinic. Several kids with fractures.
Our driver just informed girlfriend died. Be back midnight from Dominican Republic, pics to follow.
We’ll update you on Hartman’s progress and that of the Children’s team that has been trying to get to Haiti since last week as soon as we have more information.