TITLE

Long-term commitment, not just short-term response, needed in Haiti

AUTHOR(S)
Lindstrom, Richard
PUB. DATE
April 2010
SOURCE
Ocular Surgery News Asia-Pacific;Apr2010, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author discusses the need for sustained health care commitment in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. He notes that the tragedy in Haiti is proof of how neglected health care infrastructure is in poor countries. In Haiti, 50 ophthalmologists provided care to 9 million people by using very limited equipment and quality resources. The author asserts that the formula for helping Haiti requires a long-term commitment by a critical mass of ophthalmologists to return on an annual basis as part of sustained humanitarian efforts.
ACCESSION #
48751964

 

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