Health Resources for Haiti, Post-Earthquake

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For recent publications, please see Disaster Lit: The Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health



Earthquakes and Health


Haiti Earthquake Web Pages from U.S. Federal Agencies


Haiti Earthquake Web Pages from Non-Governmental Organizations


People Locators

  • Haiti Earthquake People Locator (HEPL) 
    • Interactive Web site providing information about found or missing people in Haiti following the earthquake in January 2010
    • Users can search or post information about people who are missing or located in Haiti
    • Simultaneously searches multiple people locators including CNN iReport, Google, and the International Committee of the Red Cross
    • Submit photos and descriptive information about located people via computer, cell phone, or the Found in HaitiiPhone App
  • Looking for Loved Ones in Haiti 
    A CNN iReport system to report and search for missing and found people in Haiti.

Free Resources and Documents

  • Emergency Access Initiative 
    *The Emergency Access Initiative for the cholera outbreak in Haiti expired on December 20, 2010*
    This online collection provides access to 200+ popular medical journals. It also includes over 60 e-books, including the Merck Manual, Harrison's Internal Medicine, basic textbooks, drug handbooks, and titles on emergency medicine, infectious diseases, toxicology, post-disaster public health and more. For assistance with the Emergency Access Initiative, please email or call 1-888-346-3656 in the United States, or 301-594-5983 internationally. The Emergency Access Initiative is a collaborative effort between the National Library of Medicine and participating publishers.
  • Infectious Diseases of Haiti (PDF, 2.8 MB) 
    This guide covers the 198 infectious diseases known to occur in Haiti and is based on the resources of the Global Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Online Network (GIDEON).
  • From Disaster Lit: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health 
    Disaster Information Management Research Center, U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • MedlinePlus 
    Mobile MedlinePlus 
    Basic health information for the general public, plus patient information on prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Also in Spanish. This content is always no-cost.
    U.S. National Library of Medicine
  • Earthquakes: Resources for Response and Recovery 
    Disaster Information Management Research Center, U.S. National Library of Medicine

Multilingual Resources


Social Media Sites: Haiti Health Information

  • Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization (WHO) 
    • pahowho General PAHO/WHO Twitter feed
    • pahoeoc PAHO Emergency Operations Center Twitter feed
    • PAHO-WHO Facebook page

Help for Haiti



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