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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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PAHO: Haiti Relief Efforts Continue to Face Major Obstacles

Six days after the earthquake in Haiti, relief efforts are overcoming some initial communication and logistics problems, but "we are not satisfied with our ability to get health services to those who urgently need them," said the Deputy Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO), Dr. Jon Andrus. "We are aiming for an A+, but we are not there."

Last Updated on Monday, 18 January 2010 11:59
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PAHO/WHO Coordinating Regional Efforts to Assist Haiti after Earthquake

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is coordinating the mobilization of efforts to help health authorities in Haiti meet the basic health needs of their people in the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake, through its country offices. All the countries in the Region have responded with great solidarity.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2010 17:46
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PAHO: Outpouring of Quake Aid Heightens Need for Coordination

Welcoming a "phenomenal" outpouring of aid for Haiti from countries in the Americas and throughout the world, a top Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) official said today that coordinating aid efforts was essential to ensure efficiency and to prevent added stress on local infrastructure, services, and even the population itself.

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 January 2010 08:24
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PAHO/WHO Mobilizing to Meet Haiti’s Health Needs after Earthquake

The Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is mobilizing health experts to assess the impact of yesterday's earthquake on the health situation in Haiti and working with other United Nations agencies, international partners, and local authorities to mobilize and coordinate relief and recovery efforts focused on the quake's survivors.

Last Updated on Friday, 15 January 2010 09:30
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