Haiti's Precarious State of Health Care for Pregnant Women
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Shiho Fukada for Doctors Without Borders
Five years after Haiti’s massive earthquake, the health care system is only partially reconstructed and specialist services remain out of reach for many people, according to Doctors Without Borders. Since many women are unable to afford maternity care, the early detection of health conditions that lead to complicated births is a huge challenge. Here, Guerda Jean, 24, is drenched in sweat during labor at Doctors Without Borders' Referral Center for Obstetric Emergencies in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Oct. 17, 2015. She has severe pre-eclampsia. As the baby's condition got worse, she had a c-section.