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Haitian health care: a follow-up

A child gets her check up
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Treatment at the clinic is free because the students’ time is free, and medications are donated by church groups. As long as these donations keep coming, Dr Marhône says the clinic can remain open. But she wishes there was a longer term financing. “When we write a prescription for medications we don't have, we know the patient generally won't be able to afford to get it filled,” she says.

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