In the last few years the availability of sources and information resources has increased. Websites, databases and information generated at the national and international level have multiplied. The field of health and disasters has been part of this evolution and has experienced an exponential growth, as far as the production of information is concerned. 

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The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), present in the response to the earthquake of 12 January 2010 in Haiti and aware about the difficulties met, made an analytical exercise to review the response operation and to extract conclusions that will allow the reduction of mistakes in the future. This meticulous work of investigation has resulted in the publication Health response to the earthquake in Haiti, based on interviews with different Haitian actors and members of the humanitarian community, as well as on the review of diverse reports, evaluations, studies and scientific literature.

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This new publication takes a look at older people in disaster situations, with a particular focus on the Caribbean, and provides an overview of considerations to ensure that the needs of this group of people have the required response during disasters.

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