On Monday, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush visited Haiti. All this week, Takeaway producer Anna Sale is also in the country, but at a rural hospital 75 miles away from Port-au-Prince. Today, she reports on the journey of 17-year-old Joseph Maxon, who spent his day navigating through Haiti's bureaucracy in search of a birth certificate.
The hospital continues to treat patients injured in the January 12 earthquake. Those injured are starting to heal, but as we reported yesterday, that's opening up sets of challenges for the patients who have no home to return to when their treatment is complete.
UPDATE: After a paperwork chase, Joseph received a birth certificate the day after this story aired.