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Pakistan: rebuilding health services after the earthquake

WHO staff meeting people injured in the Pakistan earthquake.
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Emergency response and polio immunization staff from WHO - already located in remote areas of Pakistan - reached the earthquake zone within the first few hours. They quickly assessed the extent of casualties, damages to health facilities and the humanitarian relief needed. The experience gained in the aftermath of the devastating 2005 earthquake in northern Pakistan enabled them to respond decisively to the Baluchistan situation.

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