Rebuilding Haiti’s health service will take years, say relief groups

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 14 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3785
  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

    The humanitarian needs of the 1.5 million people displaced by the earthquake which struck Haiti six months ago are still immense, say the United Nations and other aid agencies.

    The disaster, which struck on 12 January, killed an estimated 222 570 people and injured more than 300 000, destroyed eight hospitals and left a further 22 with only minimal services.

    UN agencies such as the World Health Organization said that thanks to the influx of hundreds of medical aid groups, which have …

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