Haiti: Health Concerns Shift to Rehab Services

Primary health concerns in Haiti have shifted from emergency care for trauma patients to post-surgery health care and basic health care, including maternal and child care, rehabiliation services and treament for chronic diseases. The Pan American Health Organization and the World Health Organization noted in a report that sanitation is among the top concerns in temporary camps around Port-au-Prince. Other issues include psychological and social needs of earthquake survivors, acute malnutrition and child protection.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.