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January 27th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Haiti's future doctors face tough choices

It has become painfully clear in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake just how desperate the country is for doctors.

For every physician in Haiti there are more than 4,500 potential patients. And to make matters worse, many medical schools have been destroyed.

Our Dr. Sanjay Gupta talked with two Haitian medical students who are facing tough choices and an uncertain future.

Related: Gupta: Calm, dignity inspire in Haiti


Filed under: Haiti • Health
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  1. Nathalie Jolivert

    Perhaps something should be said about the fact that the national school of medicine in Haiti (which is shown in this video) had not been functioning for nearly one year prior to the earthquake due to feuds between the administration and a group of its student body. There are other private medical schools therefore, almost 150 to 160 graduate each year. There is a Haitiano-Cuban cooperation by which Cuban physicians are working for small salaries in Haiti and about 50 Haitian students graduate every year (for the last three years) from medical schools in Cuba.

    January 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm |