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Essential Medicines List for Emergencies and Disasters in the Caribbean

2012-08-03 11:18:22

Every year, countries are faced by threats of hurricanes, floods, landslides, earthquakes and volcanoes. Several diseases have been observed in the aftermath of such disaster situations. For example, floods can potentially increase the transmission of...

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Haiti Quake Efforts Were Hampered by Poor Information Sharing

2012-01-13 14:40:54

The massive humanitarian response that followed Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake was less effective than it could have been due to poor coordination and information sharing and widespread disregard among international groups for the authority of the Haitian government, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

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French Envoy Briefed on PAHO’s Work in Haiti

2011-03-16 09:07:25

France’s ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Pierre Henri Guignard, visited PAHO headquarters 15 March for a technical briefing on PAHO’s work in Haiti, both before and after the January 2010 earthquake. Experts on disasters, immunization, communicable diseases, health systems, and essential medicines described the challenges PAHO has faced in Haiti and the broad range of support it has provided to the country’s health authorities.

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PAHO Director Expresses Condolences to Japan

2011-03-11 19:01:32

The director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Dr. Mirta Roses, expressed her “deepest condolences for the loss of lives due to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that have struck” Japan and pledged solidarity with the Japanese people at this time of suffering.

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