Since the earthquake devastated much of the Haitian capital nearly two weeks ago, the outpouring of support has been overwhelming, including from the medical community. Doctors from around the world have signed up to volunteer in the relief effort and now, there may actually be too many doctors in the country, with not enough nurses to provide the essential follow-up care.
We speak with Ginette Sangosse, a nurse practitioner who works with the Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad. She recently returned from Haiti and tells us about the difficulties she experienced at the general hospital in Port-au-Prince. Also with us is Marianne McCune, a reporter with WNYC, who has been talking with doctors and nurses about the situation in Haiti.