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Thursday, April 1, 2010

Doctors Without Borders: Port-au-Prince / New York, March 30, 2010 –

UN Donor Conference: Given the Immense Needs, Haitians Must Have Continued Access to Medical Care  

"Since the January 12 earthquake, nearly all public and many private medical structures in the affected areas have offered healthcare free of charge. Recently, however, plans have been disclosed to progressively reinstate hospital fees as early as mid April.  Making access to health care contingent upon someone’s financial means would totally ignore the reality that we see in the streets and makeshift camps in Haiti,” said MSF emergency coordinator Karline Kleijer. “Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced and live in rickety huts made of plastic sheeting, tents or ruined houses, with one latrine for a few hundred people on average. Shelter, hygiene, water and medical care remain a priority need. Short term humanitarian needs remain huge and unmet,..."  Read the article here.    

Collectible Lampwork Flower Implosion Marble

Above: Flameworked Pink Floral implosion marble made of borosilicate glass. Size: approx. 1.31" or 33mm round. Annealed in a digital kiln and includes a stand for your marble. $25.00.  Shipping has been generously donated by 

the artist.

This item was donated by from Lebanon, Oregon USA. All proceeds from this donation (after fees) go to Doctors Without Borders to assist their work in Haiti.

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