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Haiti Earthquake 2010: One year later

Earthquake victims in rehabilitation therapy.
Photo: Marco Dormino
Earthquake victims in rehabilitation therapy.

11 January 2010 -- For Haiti’s health sector, 2010 was a year of unprecedented challenges. The 12 January earthquake claimed the lives of more than 200 000 Haitians, including some 300 health workers, and injured many thousands more, while causing serious damage and disruption to health infrastructure, services and supply lines. The cholera epidemic added new difficulties just as the health sector was beginning to recover and rebuild. Ten weeks after the start of the epidemic, all departments are affected. As of 1 January, the MSPP has reported 171 304 cumulative cholera cases with 3651 deaths.

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