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Post-Emergency Needs Call for New Health Focus in Haiti

Haitian patient treated in medical facilityTwo weeks after Haiti’s Jan. 12 earthquake, the need for emergency health care has declined dramatically, but many quake survivors urgently need post-operative care that is now in short supply, say experts at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 06:17
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Are Haitian Women and Children Getting Less Earthquake Aid?

Haitian girl treated in Dominican RepublicExperience from past disasters suggests that women and children in Haiti may not be getting a fair share of the massive relief aid that is pouring into the country following last week’s earthquake, say public health experts at the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2010 04:06
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PAHO: Haiti Relief Coordination Improving, But Still "Not Satisfactory"

A top official of the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) acknowledged today that "much more needs to be done" to ensure that the international outpouring of relief aid after Haiti's earthquake reaches the people who need it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 January 2010 10:13
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As Haitian Rescues Dwindle, Relief Efforts Focus on Medical Treatment and Meeting Basic Needs

The chances of finding new survivors in the rubble of last week’s earthquake in Haiti are now minimal, said a top Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) official today. But many survivors need urgent medical attention if they are to recover fully from injuries sustained in the quake.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 January 2010 04:07
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PAHO/WHO and Other U.N. Agencies Strive to Coordinate Aid in Haiti

More than 36 countries and dozens of humanitarian organizations have joined the relief effort in Haiti with in-kind and monetary donations and by sending personnel, a top official of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) noted today. But the sheer volume of aid, the growing numbers of people arriving, and inadequate coordination of efforts are complicating the effective delivery of aid.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 03:11
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