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Situation in Haiti - February 2004

In the context of the humanitarian crisis in Haiti that started in February 2004, PAHO/WHO carried out a rapid assessment of health facilities to determine their capacity to meet emergency needs and guarantee the continued provision of essential health services. There is also complete information regarding the humanitarian crisis.




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Immediate Health Sector Needs

Flash Appeal

PAHO/WHO Situation Reports

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Rapid Assessment of Health Institutions

PAHO/WHO Activities

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PAHO's Technical Guidelines
for Disaster Situations

Natural Disasters:
Protecting the Public's Health


Humanitarian Assistance:
Guide for Effective Aid

Virtual Disaster Library 


Media Relations in Emergencies

Humanitarian Supply Management and Logistics in the Health Sector 


Natural Disasters: Myths and Realties

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