Patt Morrison for January 12, 2011

Haiti in recovery – two doctors make a difference

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Wounded people in the Cite Soleil'S MSF center in Port au Prince on January 16, 2010 following the 7.0-magnitude quake on January 12. More than 50,000 people were killed and 250,000 injured by the earthquake, which also left nearly 1.5 million homeless, a Haitian minister said.

Haiti is a second home to Dr. Evan Lyon, physician with Partners in Health, and as he drove through the streets of Port-au-Prince a few days after the tremendous earthquake in January of 2010, this is what he wrote to his associates from the scene: “people cooking, talking, some singing and crying. people are kind, calm, generous to us and others. even with hundreds lying on the ground, open fractures, massive injuries of all kinds. there are [a] few dead bodies on the street. stench is everywhere. the city is changed forever.” Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent and another respondent to the Haitian disaster, operated on a young girl with a serious head injury who had been airlifted to the U.S.S. Vinson. Both men have made repeated visits to the country since last year and we talk to them about the challenges to recovery and the political and structural issues facing this small nation and those who are trying to help.

Guests:

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, chief medical correspondent for the Health, Medical & Wellness unit at CNN and a practicing neurosurgeon.

Dr. Evan Lyon, physician with the group Partners in Health who has spent years


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