Websites in Response to Crisis in Haiti

This was posted to the BHIC Blog, this morning by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell.iti

From the National Library of Medicine
NLM has an Earthquake topic page on MedlinePlus in English,,  and in Spanish, Health Information in Haitian Creole (Kreyol),”! medlineplus/languages/haitiancreole.html and in French  Information in multiple languages is also available from the Refugee Health Information Network,

The Hesperian Foundation (  publishes texts available in English and Haitian Creole for download for free including Where There is No Doctor and Where Women Have No Doctor.

Global Call to Action: Nurses to Aid in Haiti Volunteer & Disaster Relief Resources
This resource serves the purpose of addressing initial questions about how to help in the recovery and relief services in Haiti. Plus this resource guide identifies current news on Haiti recovery, media sources, fallen or missing nurses, and general information about the struggles in Haiti prior to the earthquake as well as donation resources to help the surviving victims of the earthquake.

additional sites posted on BHIC Blog, Jan. 22nd…

Haiti Earthquake – Links to resources on recovery
>From the National Library of Medicine, Disaster Inormation Management Research Center
The page lists new web pages about the Haiti earthquake situation from both government agencies and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). There is also a section on Haitian Creole and French-language materials. Links to background information on earthquakes and subsequent health issues, such as public health assessments, emergency surgical care, and  management of dead bodies, are included. The page will continue to expand and will add a section on hazards from concrete dust and other airborne particulates from the collapsed buildings and subsequent clean-up activities. Please let me know if you have suggestions for additional health information content. [DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv]

Haitain Cultural Competence
For anyone looking to learn more about Haiti (culture, history, beliefs, and healthcare information) you can download a free country health beliefs backgrounder at:  This is a printout from the Cook Ross Inc, CultureVision site that they’ve prepared for the United States Navy and are sharing widely in the hope that it can raise awareness of the richness of Haitian culture. Feel free to post to other lists. [Clastalk-list]

Haiti 2010 Sahana Disaster Response Portal
This is a live and active website up at which contains feeds from many of the relief agencies and links to Sahana modules that are actively being used to help coordinate the relief effort. [DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB listserv]

Haiti earthquake-related widgets & gadgets
Health and Human Services “HHS Resources for Haiti”

White House “Help for Haiti” at the bottom of this page:

Person Finder: Haiti Earthquake
Instructions for embedding Person Finder on your web site:

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One Response to Websites in Response to Crisis in Haiti

  1. Ingrid says:

    Thank you for helping spread the word about our free emergency health materials in Creole!

    All the best,


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