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Haitian health care: a follow-up

Dr Marhone in her office
WHO/N. Alexander

Dr Marhône sleeps in an area just behind her office. She is the doctor on call for emergencies. Besides running the clinic, she heads the government’s nutrition program, teaches nutrition and biology at the school her students are from, and nutrition, medicine and pharmacy in the state university. In September she had malaria followed by typhoid in November. She says “I am sometimes tired, but never discouraged.”

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