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Situation Reports via John A. Carroll MD - HaitianHearts.org

by John A. Carroll, MD - www.haitianhearts.org

October 29, 2016

Family from Chantal just told me that a zone called LaCotte has much cholera. Five people in same house died. Unable to give exact date.

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October 29, 2016

Port Salut hospital served by two Cuban docs--very nice. Fidel and his brother also supplied the Ringers Lactate for the hospital . . .

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October 29, 2016

On Thursday spent day on Southern coast--Cayes, Torbeck, Port Salut, Coteaux, Damassin, Port a Pigment, Kalapa, Chardonnieres. We were fording some small creeks/rivers in the truck, but Les Anglais River too deep and wide so we stopped. The trucks were very few here cause road in South so horrible. I would imagine Hiroshima like this. Port Salut CTC had 30 patients according to nurse last week but only 3 when I was there. Port Salut is a MSPP hospital and made of cement and seemed structurally sound even though it was right on beach. 

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October 29, 2016

The biggest problems I see are lack of food and water for almost 4 weeks now. The roofs are getting patched with tarp or corrugated metal ("toll"). Groups of kids run after the vehicle looking for food.

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October 29, 2016

 . . . I tried to get to Pestel my first day and took the wrong Y at Carrefour Charles and ended up in Corail and then Jeremie. There were truck convoys of aid inching through the mountains escorted by UN and by UDMO (Haitian police). The mountain roads were muddy and treacherous with tons of potholes which really slows the big truck (counted about 10 trucks in largest convoy). Very narrow in places to. My point is that delivery of aid to the South still very difficult even though fallen trees and electric poles are not on roads now. I drove back from Jeremie in the dark and gushing rains high in the mountains with no other vehicles except a couple from Jeremie to Cayes on Wednesday night--took 4 hours. JC

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Dispatches from Haiti - Southwest Haiti - by John Carroll, MD - October 27, 2016

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October 27, 2016

Quick version: massive devastation everywhere I've been. Today Sam Purse in Chardonniere about 15 impatient cholera patients down from 40 new patients per day over weekend. Rendel has improved. Rosier, Bolieu, KaMilate new hotspots in South according to patients. Pot Salut 3 cholera patients. Camp Perrin 1 cholera patient. Horrible CTC in Camp Perrin. People are hungry everywhere in the South. South seems worse than northern side. Much to tell you.

John

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October 27, 2016

Hi Everyone,

I'm in Cayes. Have been South and to Jeremie. Let me know if you get this--internet is spotty.

John

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Southern Haiti - October 26, 2016 

I arrived in Les Cayes on October 26 and found the city dry. Almost all of the heavy rain that had filled the city streets the week before was gone. However, it did look like a major hurricane had come through with downed trees, electric poles and wires, and destroyed houses.

It was close to 90 degrees but people were very busy in Cayes.

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