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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.

Mise à jour le Mercredi, 17 Novembre 2010 15:46
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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 http://bit.ly/4SzYto
 

Mise à jour le Mercredi, 17 Novembre 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.

Full version of the document | French version of the document

Mise à jour le Mercredi, 17 Novembre 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIHIjWiWu5U

Mise à jour le Mercredi, 17 Novembre 2010 15:46

PAHO Prioritizes Earthquake Activities with Haitian Government

In an interview Tuesday 19 January with Gwen Ifill, senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour, PAHO Deputy Director Jon Andrus expressed cautious optimism at the steady progress being made in ground-level coordination in Haiti among numerous international relief partners. He described the priorities of PAHO/WHO as the lead agency of the health cluster and how it and other U.N. agencies are joining forces to maximize efficiencies.

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