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A Hospital With No Running Water

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  • A 94 year old woman dies from an infected leg.  Doctors must choose between letting her die naturally or risk her dieing during the surgery to amputate her leg.
  • A young teenage girl breastfeeds her infant son.
  • A woman with a broken leg is lifted from the pickup truck bed she was transported in to a wheelchair.
  • A woman in labor waits to deliver her dead baby after her husband kicked her in the stomach a day earlier.
  • A woman watches as her daughter dies from septic shock.
  • A few days later she dies in the room functioning as an intensive care unit.
  • Doctors in the background discuss surgical options for a pediatric patient.
  • In Haiti, the risk of infection is very high, even from minor cuts.  Untreated, the wounds become septic leading to amputation.
  • An orthopedic surgeon readies a Gigli saw for a leg amputation.
  • Later that leg is placed in a bucket for disposal.
  • A different leg from the previous week waits on the floor for disposal.
  • Post amputation.
  • Because of an immense language barrier and a lack of resources translators often work as surgical assistants in Haitian operating rooms.
  • A young boy looks into a tent that functions as the emergency room.
  • A nine month old suffers from malnutrition and has to be fed formula through a a make shift ng tube substituted with a urinary catheter.
  • I man restlessly lays awake during surgery.
  • Patients wait for help in the ER.
  • Pediatric AIDS patient.
  • In recovery.
  • Removing the cast from an earthquake victim.
  • Surgeons work in a makeshift operation room, worn out from improvising techniques all day long with minimal supplies in a hospital with no running water.