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National Survey Shows Health Improvements In Haiti

“A newly released nationwide health survey of Haiti shows continuing positive trends on key health care indicators, in particular those of Haitian women and children,” Natalia Machuca, a USAID adviser on infectious disease in Latin America and the Caribbean, writes in the agency’s “IMPACTblog.” “The latest survey, undertaken by the Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population, was conducted in 2012 and compares with the prior survey done in 2006,” she writes, adding, “It shows steady improvements among key indicators despite significant health challenges in Haiti due to the 2010 earthquake and cholera outbreak.” Machuca details some of the report’s findings (7/17).