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06 Feb 2015 description
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On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, leveling buildings and overwhelming the health systems in place. Five years later, on January 29, health leaders from civil society and local organizations met with Haitian government officials and congressional staff for a day of information-sharing and reflection on the gains in health infrastructure made since the earthquake.

17 Mar 2011 description
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Lack of access to and inadequate health services combined with sub-standard sanitation systems place Haiti at the bottom in terms of health in the western hemisphere. With approximately 40 doctors per 100,000 Haitians, approximately twenty-five percent of births are attended by a skilled professional. The situation only deteriorated on January 12 and was further affected by the cholera epidemic which has claimed thousands of lives.

18 Nov 2010 description
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The Pan American Health Organization has released an interactive map of cholera cases in Haiti. As of November 15, Haitian officials estimated 18,382 cases of cholera and 1,110 deaths.

InterAction has layered data from Ministere de la Sante Publique et de la Population (MSPP) with our member's water and sanitation projects in Haiti to produce an interactive map that demonstrates our member response efforts to the crisis.

25 Mar 2010 description
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Over two months have passed since the powerful earthquake devastated the small Caribbean nation of Haiti.