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Haiti earthquake health Q&As

What was the impact of the 12 January earthquake?

As of 15 February, the national Civil Protection Agency estimates that 217,366 people died from the 12 January earthquake. More than 500,000 people have left Port-au-Prince for outlying departments, including nearly 100,000 who have gone to Grand Anse and more than 160,000 to Artibonite. The Government estimates that 97,294 houses were destroyed and 188,383 were damaged.

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Dra. Mirta Roses: "La rehabilitación de las víctimas es uno de los grandes retos"

La Directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, doctora Mirta Roses Periago, afirmó que uno de los grandes retos después del terremoto en Haití es preparar los servicios de rehabilitación para dar asistencia a los miles de pacientes que han recibido amputaciones de uno o varios de sus miembros.

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Women Face Unique Challenges in Haiti

The providers of water and food to the victims of the earthquake in Haiti should remember that women—who need to take care of their families—may not have the time to stand in lines and fight to get the food. The warning comes from Marijke Velzeboer, a senior PAHO advisor, in an interview with U.N. Radio.

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VIDEO: PAHO Director Visits Haiti

The Director of the Pan American Health Organization, Dr. Mirta Roses, visited Haiti and Dominican Republic to meet with authorities, health workers, volunteers, and people affected by the January 12 earthquake. This video documents some of ther activities during this trip.
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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.

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