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Haiti Seeks More Support for Women’s Health Needs

Haiti’s top government official for women’s issues—minister of Women’s Affairs Marjorie Michel—visited Washington, D.C., this week to seek new support for efforts to address the special health needs of women following the January 12 earthquake.
Last Updated on Saturday, 27 February 2010 06:43
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Nutrition aid offers hope for thousands in Haiti

by Marie-Agnes Heine
WHO Communications Officer

Port-au-Prince — A program aimed at preventing acute malnutrition is helping vulnerable Haitian earthquake survivors, like new mom Jessica, protect their health in the wake of the 12 January earthquake.

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 February 2010 03:52
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WHO Regional Director for Africa Visits Health and Development Agencies in Washington

The Regional Director for Africa of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Luis Gomes Sambo, is in Washington this week to meet with top officials of key international and U.S. health and development agencies.
Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2010 09:42
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New Funds Sought for Health and Recovery Efforts in Haiti

The Pan American Health Organization /World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined dozens of partner agencies in requesting US$1,441,547,920 in donor funds to meet the humanitarian needs of Haitians affected by last month's earthquake and to support reconstruction and the reestablishment of basic services during the next 12 months.

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 February 2010 06:25
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PROMESS Continues Distribution of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Supplies in Haiti

nullPort-au-Prince - In response to the earthquake that struck Haiti one month ago, Haitian authorities, United Nations agencies and donor countries will continue to provide medicines and medical supplies to health facilities in Haiti through a large-scale coordinated effort run out of the country's central pharmaceutical store, known as PROMESS (Program on Essential Medicine and Supplies) in Port-au-Prince.

Last Updated on Monday, 22 February 2010 07:20
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