ECLAC Study to Include Damage to Health Sector

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The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean is preparing an evaluation of the socioeconomic impact of Hurricane Stan, which lashed Guatemala with heavy rains in October 2005, causing devastating landslides. Guatemala’s Ministry of Health contributed a significant amount of data to the study, which looked at damage to health infrastructure and equipment and how the health sector responded, including the deployment of medical teams, epidemiological surveillance and vector control as well as the distribution of  medicines. For more information, contact Patricia Gomez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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