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PAHO/WHO Recognizes and Supports Work of Dominican Republic in Aid to Haiti

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses, and the Secreatry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Bautista Rojas Gomez, met to discuss issues related to the care of Haitians victims of the January 12 earthquake. Many Haitians are currently in the Dominican Republic, and most of them receive care in this country's hospitals.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46

Aftershock rattles nerves of Haitian patients in Dominican Republic

After a strong aftershock, patients from the El Buen Samaritano hospital in Jimaní (on the border of Dominican Republic and Haiti) left the building and spent the night outside, even though an evaluation has shown the building structure to be sound. Nerves are certainly frayed: a patient with a fractured lef jumped from the second floor, fracturing the other leg.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46

VIDEO: Health Action for Haiti Survivors

WHO/PAHO are part of an extraordinary humanitarian response to help the people of Haiti. This video produced by WHO highlights all the health action in the immediate aftermath of the devastating earthquake and the tragedy that followed. Select this link to see the video:

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46

IAEA Follows PAHO Tip to Rush Mobile X-ray Equipment to Haiti

International Atomic Energy AgencyThe U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is rapidly procuring and preparing to send mobile X-ray units and equipment to Haiti after learning from PAHO that trauma care is among the most urgent of heath needs following the 12 January earthquake there. Se the complete report at

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46

U.N. Issues Guidelines for Infant and Young Child Feeding during Haitian Crisis

What happens to newborns and small children in the immediate aftermath of a disaster the magnitude of Haiti's? Malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality can occur in a matter of hours, with the risk being highest among newborns. UNICEF, WHO, and the World Food Program have just released guidelines addressing the current health and nutrition needs of Haitian children and their mothers.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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