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05 Jul 2013 description

Background

Severe limb trauma is common in earthquake survivors. Overall medium term outcomes and patient-perceived outcomes are poorly documented.

Methods and Findings

The prospective study SuTra2 assessed the functional and socio-economic status of a cohort of patients undergoing surgery for limb injury resulting in amputation (A) or limb preservation (LP) one year and two years after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

02 Sep 2011 description

Background: Population movements following disasters can cause important increases in morbidity and mortality. Without knowledge of the locations of affected people, relief assistance is compromised. No rapid and accurate method exists to track population movements after disasters. We used position data of subscriber identity module (SIM) cards from the largest mobile phone company in Haiti (Digicel) to estimate the magnitude and trends of population movements following the Haiti 2010 earthquake and cholera outbreak.