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Response Activities Underway in Haiti

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As more and more organizations are reaching out to Haiti to provide emergency response, effective coordination is instrumental to reach the affected population in a timely manner.  Coordination among agencies is crucial if aid is to be effective and life-saving.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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Help Victims of the Earthquake in Haiti

The Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake, the strongest ever felt along the fault line, on January 12. The city is home to 2 million people, some of whom are the poorest in the Hemisphere. This already fragile country is reeling as thousands have lost their homes, businesses, and what few possessions they had.

Donate today to PAHEF’s Disaster Relief Fund to help bring critically needed emergency supplies for affected families and to support recovery efforts in Haiti. The Haitian relief effort needs your support to help the people of Haiti rebuild their lives and communities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
 

Guidelines for Response to Earthquakes

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PAHO/WHO has an extensive collection of publications and reference documents that can help in the response to issues that arise in the aftermath of disasters. In the link below, you will find a selection of documents that can be useful for people responding to the emergency in Haiti.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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Haiti Earthquake Compounds Health Needs

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The 12 January earthquake that caused widespread damage in Haiti is exacerbating an already precarious health situation. Photo story from the World Health Organization.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 November 2010 15:46
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One of PAHO's Public Health Heroes Killed in Haiti

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Dr. Zilda Arns NewmannDr. Zilda Arns Neumann, a Brazilian pediatrician who was honored by the Pan American Health Organization in 2002 as a Public Health Hero, is one of the victims of the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti. Dr. Zilda Arns Neumann—also winner of PAHO's Award for Administration in 1994—was founder and director of the Pastoral da Criança, the organ for social action of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil. Dr. Arns arrived in Haiti the day before the earthquake for a religious meeting. (Photo by Antonio Marques)

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