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Haiti Earthquake report - Feburary 28 2010

To view a report of the Haiti Earthquake as of February 28 201- please download here (pdf)

CARICOM outreach to isolated Haiti community

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Residents of an isolated community on the outskirts of the town of Leogane, Haiti, on Thursday were overjoyed at receiving medical attention and supplies of food from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) contingent.

Led by the Jamaican Defence Force (JDF), the contingent carried out a medical outreach exercise in their neighbourhood as part of an on-going daily programme that began forty days ago.

NODS Stocks 40-foot Container with Haiti Relief Supplies

St Johns Antigua, (March 1, 2010)….A 40-foot container was loaded at the National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) last week with relief supplies for quake-ravaged Haiti.

Personnel from NODS, Antigua and Barbuda Defense Force (ABDF), District Disaster Co-ordinators (volunteers), Central Board of Health (CBH), and Public Works stocked the humanitarian aid supplies which includes tents, food, medicine, diapers, blankets, toiletries and other supplies.

This is the second relief shipment that has been collected and packaged at NODS, as part of Antigua’s ongoing relief efforts in conjunction with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA).

Minister responsible for Disaster Services Willmoth Daniel said the emergency relief efforts by NODS, and the public to assist Haiti in their time of need, has been commendable.

Media Houses To Receive Tsunami Information Kit

St Johns, Antigua, February 25, 2010 - Media houses on the island can expect to each receive a copy of the Tsunami Smart Information Kit for the Media. The initiative is brought to the twin-island state through the National Office of Disaster Services’ (NODS) partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency (CEDMA), the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St. Augustine campus and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Health ministry implores Saint Lucians to practice proper hygiene practices as drought-like conditions persist

Friday, February 26, 2010 – The ministry of health is stepping up its efforts to ensure Saint Lucia employs the best infection prevention practices, as the country continues to grapple with the effects of drought-like conditions.

Senior Medical Officer in the ministry of health, Dr. Merlene Frederick says, Saint Lucians must become more conscious if the country is to emerge from this water crisis healthy.

Dr. Frederick says apart from the obvious and general hygiene practices that were highly promoted during the H1N1 epidemic, such as washing hands often, and thoroughly, there are new considerations to be implemented in all sectors of the society.

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