A collection of the most current news and information about PIH's response in Haiti to Hurricane Irma.
PIH Remains Vigilant as Irma Grazes Haiti
Partners In Health staff in Haiti were relieved to report Friday that Hurricane Irma left the region of the country they support largely unscathed. Torrential rain and strong winds battered the Central Plateau and lower Artibonite, but left no major damage to facilities. Staff had not reported any storm-related injuries or deaths as of Friday afternoon. They are concerned about the days ahead, when the increased rainfall could spark a rise in cholera cases throughout the region.
Hurricane Irma skirts to the north of Haiti, dumping rain as far inland as Mirebalais, the location of PIH-supported University Hospital.
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As Hurricane Irma churns through the Caribbean north of Hispaniola, Partners In Health staff in Haiti watch the skies preparing for the worst, while hoping for the best.