June 29, 2010

St. Louis Pediatrician Battles Child Malnutrition in Haiti

Inside Justinien's pediatrics ward, high barred windows keep out the harsh morning light, and thick concrete walls seal off the noise. Hot, humid air settles over rows of cribs where babies, some attached to IV drips, lie near watchful mothers. Continue reading Aimee Levitt's feature. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
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Downtown Cap-Haïtien.
Downtown Cap-Haïtien.
Dr. Pat Wolff and Maryse Sterlin Sine, the factory’s general administrator, unpack supplies from the U.S.
Dr. Pat Wolff and Maryse Sterlin Sine, the factory’s general administrator, unpack supplies from the U.S.
Inside the factory, three workers mix a batch of medika mamba.
Inside the factory, three workers mix a batch of medika mamba.
A fresh batch of the peanut butter medicine. In the background: a grinder.
A fresh batch of the peanut butter medicine. In the background: a grinder.
Workers pour medika mamba into packets.
Workers pour medika mamba into packets.
Peanut butter ready for transport to Port-au-Prince.
Peanut butter ready for transport to Port-au-Prince.
Workers sort through peanuts, looking for signs of mold.
Workers sort through peanuts, looking for signs of mold.
Inside the MFK storeroom.
Inside the MFK storeroom.
Wolff and Miss Gourges, head nurse at the Justinien clinic, confer over a patient, Robenson Yean.
Wolff and Miss Gourges, head nurse at the Justinien clinic, confer over a patient, Robenson Yean.
Waiting to see a nurse at Justinien.
Waiting to see a nurse at Justinien.