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Three years after being destroyed in the earthquake, the Health Centre in the neighbourhood of Lallue reopened its doors. More than 30 people a day have access to a GP, gynaecologist, dentist and opthalmologst.
The centre is run by the Cluny Sisters, a partner of Secours Catholique (Caritas France).
Secours Catholique/ Elodie Perriot
Caritas France (Secours Catholique) is helping fund the reconstruction of an 'automobile mechanic' training building, after the training centre was destroyed in the 2010 earthquake.
Secours Catholique/Elodie Perriot
An Oral Rehydration Centre was opened in the neighbourhood of Bélékou to treat less serious cases of cholera. On the International Day of Hand Washing, the team at the centre raised awareness of the importance of hygiene in the fight against cholera.
This centre is supported by the Caritas agency in France (Secours Catholique).
Three years after the earthquake, 900 children were able to attend class in their new, earthquake and hurricane-resistant building in Cité Soleil, the biggest shantytown of Port au Prince. Many of the children's fathers participated in the construction of the new building.
This school is supported by Caritas Austria and Secours Catholique (Caritas France).
A Cholera Treatment Unit in Haiti provides care for people infected by cholera. Thanks to an awareness program run by the organisers, this boy's mother was able to detect the symptoms early and get medical care for her son.
In the Western Region of Haiti, Caritas Switzerland is rebuilding a school that was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake. In the meantime, students have been continuing their education in temporary classrooms or in the Church building.
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