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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 09:07

Haiti, One Year After the Earthquake

"This week marks one year since Haiti's earthquake on 12 January 2010.  I would like to take a moment to once again express my solidarity with the people of Haiti. The tragic losses of the Haitian people as a result of the earthquake have deeply moved all nations of the world. I convey our sincere condolences to all those affected by this tragic event." Link to video of Dr. Mirta Roses

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 January 2011 18:56
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Experts Call for International Cholera Vaccine Stockpile

ExpertsA group of experts convened by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) today urged the creation of an international stockpile of cholera vaccine and called for the use of current vaccines in a pilot project in Haiti that would be expanded as more vaccine becomes available.

 
Last Updated on Saturday, 18 December 2010 22:37
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2010: A Year of Health Challenges for Haiti

For Haiti's health sector, 2010 was a year of unprecedented challenges. The January 12 earthquake claimed the lives of more than 200,000 Haitians, including some 300 health workers, and injured many thousands more, while causing serious damage and disruption to health infrastructure, services and supply lines. The cholera epidemic added new difficulties just as the health sector was beginning to recover and rebuild.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 January 2011 06:26
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Specialized Cholera Beds Are Being Produced at PROMESS Warehouse

Members of the PAHO/WHO logistics team help Haitian workers produce and assemble specialized cholera beds inside the PAHO/WHO PROMESS warehouse at the Port-au-Prince airport. To date, 500 beds have been shipped by truck and helicopters to cholera treatment centers, hospitals and other health facilities throughout the country. An additional 1,000 beds are expected to be ready for shipment in the next 10 days.

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