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Global health e-brief ; 2011 1st qtr
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  • Alternative Title:
    Haiti : one year after the earthquake
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    One Year Later: Haiti Public Health System Rebounds with Help from US, Other Partners -- Basic Public Health Actions Rapidly Mobilized to Lessen Impact of Cholera in Earthquake-Devastated Haiti -- Training Teaches Haitian Health Care Workers: “No one need die from diarrheal disease” -- Earthquake Can’t Stop Progress to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis in Haiti -- With CDC Assistance, Haiti Successfully Tests and Adopts Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Malaria -- Review of Earthquake Injuries Data Informs Future Responses to Disasters -- Newsbytes.

    Issue title: Haiti : one year after the earthquake.

    Welcome to the first quarter 2011 Global Health E–Brief, designed to inform readers about key global health activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). One year after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti; upwards of 1.5 million people continue to live in displaced persons camps while the country faces the added burden of a cholera crisis. CDC and a wide range of partners are helping Haiti reorganize, reconstruct, and restore systems to meet these enormous challenges.

    Haiti’s Ministry of Health requested CDC assistance in responding to control disease outbreaks. CDC has sent more than 277 technical staff to support public health in Haiti since the earthquake. Additionally, CDC and partners continue to work toward restoring the entire public health system that enables disease moni- toring and response.

    Dr. Jordan Tappero, CDC medical epidemiologist and leader of the CDC cholera response team in Haiti states, “Our primary focus here is to save lives and control the spread of disease.” This quarter’s E–brief highlights the health impact of this work in Haiti.


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