International aid group takes over Haitian nursing home
London-based HelpAge International has assumed control of the Municipal Nursing Home's day-to-day operations, reports the Associated Press. On Wednesday, a representative for the aid group announced that it would pay roughly 75% of the nursing home workers' salaries for the next six months. The local government will be responsible for the remaining 25%, according to the AP.
Though conditions are still poor at the nursing home, there have been no deaths in the last few weeks, and the HelpAge representative said there were no urgent health emergencies. A local gang is currently providing security for the facility, according to an AP.