Agencies in Haiti switch focus to long term health needsBMJ 2010; 340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c2148 (Published 20 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2148
- John Zarocostas
The unprecedented humanitarian intervention in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January helped to avert a worse crisis, especially for children, say Unicef and other aid agencies. But, they say, more still needs to be done to ensure the delivery of health care and other essential services.
Unicef says the immediate concerns after the earthquake among children were injuries. But three months later the risks for women and children are “various health threats particularly communicable diseases.”
A report from Unicef on the progress made in …