The Haiti Earthquake And Health Care

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The Haiti earthquake and health care Samantha Sherrod Miller-Motte Technical College Emergency Procedures MA125 Mrs. Christina June 14, 2015 Abstract The Haiti earthquake and health care Health care can bring people together when there is equal access, or divide people when there is not. On January 12, 2010, Haiti was hit by an magnitude-7.0 earthquake. More than half a million people dies or was injured, and approximately 2 million people were displayed from their homes. Overcrowded and poor living conditions increased Haitians risk for communicable diseases. The earthquake destroyed most government buildings, schools, homes, hospitals, and transportation and communication infrastructure in the western part of the country, including the capital Port-au-Prince and much of the southeastern part of the country. This earthquake that struck Haiti caused an estimated 222,570 deaths and 300,000 injuries. In impoverished countries, like Haiti analyzing the causes of deaths and injuries post-disaster can help countries better prepare for disasters in the future. In the wake of the earthquake the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) mobilized the biggest single-country emergency mounted. Deployments included field hospitals, one of which was a specially designed rapid response mobile and light hospital with 30 expatriate staff. This was set up in Port-au-Prince at the main

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