Friday, January 22, 2010

Haiti earthquake health information links

A new web page of Haiti earthquake health information links is now available at This information was compiled by the Disaster Information Management Research Center, Specialized Information Services, US National Library of Medicine. The page includes resources about the Haiti earthquake situation from both government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). There is also a section of Haitian Creole and French-language materials. Links to background information on earthquakes and subsequent health issues, such as public health assessments, emergency surgical care, and management of dead bodies, are also included.

The page will continue to expand and will add a section on hazards from concrete dust and other airborne particulates from the collapsed buildings and subsequent clean-up activities. Please send comments and any additional suggestions about health information content to

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