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The Haiti worry: PAHO warns violence and instability exacerbating COVID epidemic

Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2021. 9:08 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Following the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise last week, there is a worry the impoverished nation could see rising cases of COVID-19 on top of the misery caused by ongoing violence and instability, according to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Director Dr Carissa Etienne said “thousands of people” have been displaced by violence and instability and “crowded shelters could become active hot spots for COVID transmission.”

“PAHO, along with other partners, is committed to supporting the Haitian people in these uncertain times and urges other international organizations to join us in supporting the COVID response,” she said.

In recent weeks, PAHO has delivered personal protective equipment to Haiti, helped expand care for COVID-19 patients, and provided thousands of tests and laboratory materials.

PAHO has also helped train community health workers and supported the Ministry of Health in preparing for vaccine introduction and setting up new systems to dispel rumors.

 

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