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11 Jan 2018 description

Hurricanes Irma and Maria: health sector response

In the space of one month, several nations of the Caribbean were ravaged by two category 5 hurricanes packing winds of up to 160 mph (260 km/h). Hurricane Irma passed through 11 islands in the Caribbean starting on 5 September 2017, followed a week later by Hurricane Maria, which impacted six islands, including three in Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, that had already been hit by Irma. The total population of the islands is 37.2 million people.

25 Sep 2017 description

Washington, 21 de septiembre de 2017 (OPS / OMS) – Expertos en desastres de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS) están lidiando con las secuelas de dos terremotos de gran magnitud en México y dos huracanes de categoría 5 en el Caribe, enfocándose en los riesgos de salud que resultan de las emergencias.

22 Sep 2017 description

Washington, Sept. 21, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – The Pan American Health Organization's Disaster Task Force is now dealing with the aftermath of two high magnitude earthquakes in Mexico and two category 5 hurricanes in the Caribbean, working to support health authorities in affected countries in dealing with the health aspects of the emergencies.