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Haiti’s Rural HCWs Face Challenges In Reaching Patients, Overcoming Cultural, Religious Taboos

Huffington Post: A Glimpse Of An Everyday Struggle Among Haiti’s Health Care Workers
“…Five years after a devastating earthquake hit the island and leveled towns and infrastructure, providing care out in the rural part of Haiti remains a monumental challenge, especially when it comes to women and children. Medical workers must overcome the limitations that extreme poverty imposes on the vast majority of this area’s residents, as well as many people’s cultural and religious aversion to modern medicine…” (Mellgard, 7/20).

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