Photos: A U.S. Medical Clinic Opens in Haiti

  • The first U.S. medical base to be established in Haiti was opened on Monday by the Massachusetts 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Here, team leader Patrick Kadilak prepares to lead personnel from the airport to downtown Port-au-Prince.
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    The first U.S. medical base to be established in Haiti was opened on Monday by the Massachusetts 1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team. Here, team leader Patrick Kadilak prepares to lead personnel from the airport to downtown Port-au-Prince.
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  • Logistics specialists load pallets for the U.S. IMSuRT (International Medical Surgical Response Team) at the airport in Port-au-Prince to send downtown to the medical clinic.
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    Logistics specialists load pallets for the U.S. IMSuRT (International Medical Surgical Response Team) at the airport in Port-au-Prince to send downtown to the medical clinic.
    Photos by John Poole/NPR
  • Registered nurse Kristen Wilson helps load cases of water onto the transport vehicle.
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    Registered nurse Kristen Wilson helps load cases of water onto the transport vehicle.
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  • The IMSuRT team gets ready to head downtown. The medical clinic is set up in a schoolyard next to a soccer field where hundreds of Haitians are camped out.
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    The IMSuRT team gets ready to head downtown. The medical clinic is set up in a schoolyard next to a soccer field where hundreds of Haitians are camped out.
    Photos by John Poole/NPR
  • The IMSuRT convoy of four trucks arrives in downtown Port-au-Prince.
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    The IMSuRT convoy of four trucks arrives in downtown Port-au-Prince.
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  • Members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division provide security for the clinic around the clock.
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    Members of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division provide security for the clinic around the clock.
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  • A patient sleeps in one of the medical tents. Thousands of people are waiting outside the clinic for medical and surgical treatment.
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    A patient sleeps in one of the medical tents. Thousands of people are waiting outside the clinic for medical and surgical treatment.
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  • A young girl receives water and care at the clinic.
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    A young girl receives water and care at the clinic.
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  • Dr. Thea James of the Massachusetts 1 DMAT examines X-rays of a patient with two broken legs and an injured pelvis. Many patients have broken bones that have not been repaired for over a week, complicating the work of the doctors.
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    Dr. Thea James of the Massachusetts 1 DMAT examines X-rays of a patient with two broken legs and an injured pelvis. Many patients have broken bones that have not been repaired for over a week, complicating the work of the doctors.
    Photos by John Poole/NPR

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