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Three years after the earthquake that killed 280,000, Haiti has improvements in health

Demographic and Health Survey done in 13 000 households found that acute malnutrition rates fell by half

 
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Haiti remembers, Saturday (12), the three years of the earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010. According to aid agencies, the quake may have killed 280 000 people including 102 employees of the United Nations (UN).

According to a survey on the Caribbean island in recent years, the country recorded improvements in health, education and nutrition.

According to initial results of the survey, supported by the UN, 77% of children between 6 and 11 years attended school last year against less than 50% between 2006 and 2007, when the last survey.

The Demographic and Health of Haiti (DHS) interviewed more than 13,000 homes and found that rates of acute malnutrition fell by half, from 10% to 5%.

The impact of the earthquake on children over the past three years, was also monitored, as well as the cholera outbreak that occurred before the quake. The statement is the UNICEF representative in Haiti, Edouard Beigbeder.

According to the UN, much of the progress is due to the efforts of the partners of Haiti and the international community.

The earthquake left 1.5 million people homeless. Of this total, less than 400,000 are still living in camps.

The research also revealed that rates of infant mortality, under-five years old, are falling for the past 15 years. Now are 88 deaths to live births Miil. Between 1997 and 2001, the number was 112.

With UN <i> information </ i>

Source: Isaude.net
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