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Mission trip sends local physician to hospital in Haiti's north

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WILLMAR -- It was dark when Dr. Kevin Unger and the rest of the delegation of medical volunteers arrived at Hopital Bon Samaritain in the town of Limbe, in northern Haiti.

Their plane had landed a few hours earlier at Cap Haitien, where they boarded a van for the trip along mountain roads to their destination.

Outside the clinic, a woman who was 28 weeks pregnant was going into seizures from eclampsia, a life-threatening complication that can endanger both mother and baby.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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