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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – February 2010

New Web Page Links to Haiti Earthquake Health-Related Resources

Format: Web Site
Institute: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

In response to the recent 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, NLM has set up a new Web page of earthquake-related health information.

The page lists new Web pages about the Haiti earthquake situation from both government agencies and non-governmental organizations and includes a section with Haitian Creole and French-language materials. Links to background information on earthquakes and subsequent health issues, such as public health assessments, emergency surgical care, and management of dead bodies, are also included.

The page will continue to expand and will add a section on hazards from concrete dust and other airborne particulates from the collapsed buildings and subsequent clean-up activities.

The information on the new Web page is compiled by the Disaster Information Management Research Center, part of NLM's Specialized Information Services.

Next Steps

You can visit the new Web page at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/haitiearthquake.html. Please send your comments and suggestions about additional health information content to tehip@teh.nlm.nih.gov.

This page last reviewed on November 1, 2012

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