Haiti cholera 'tsunami' feared: St. John's MD

December 1, 2010

A St. John's doctor who has been travelling to Haiti to provide care said the country's already burdened health-care system is preparing for the cholera epidemic to grow.

"What we are hearing now is that this is the wave before the tsunami hits. Then we can expect that this is going to go on for several months and our need for more staff is going to expand in the very near future," Dr. Tiffany Keenan told CBC News Tuesday on the phone from Haiti.

Haiti Village Health clinic renovations

January 2012

Positive Legacy is providing the funding to improve sanitary conditions at the Haiti Village Health Clinic near Cap Haitien. This clinic provides a full-range of primary care services to more than 25,000 people in five neighboring villages. Believe it or not, they treated 3,500 patients during the cholera epidemic without any running water!

Shake your hips for Haiti

December 2011

By all indications, Haitians have no reason to sing and dance. Already one of the most impoverished nations on the planet, the tiny Caribbean country was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010. The disaster killed upwards of 220,000 people and left behind a destroyed capital and an outbreak of cholera.

NB doctors provide much-needed care in rural Haiti

March 2007

Routinely trading in the comforts of home in order to help the sick and poverty-stricken is something one Miramichi, New Brunswick, physician says she's more than happy to do.

Dr Tiffany Keenan, an emergency room physician at the Miramichi Regional Hospital in eastern NB, says she is hooked on helping the afflicted and comforting orphaned children in developing and third world countries.