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Medical aid in large-scale, rapid onset crises: Haïti case study
2010

Supporting the improvement of the initial emergency relief operations is an important area of ​​study for Groupe URD in order to consolidate crisis response. A case study focused on the health sector was conducted in Haïti to stimulate reflection by studying the post-earthquake emergency response.

Following its work on responses in rapid-onset crisis contexts, Groupe URD worked on a research project with the WHO and the Pan American Health Organisation on Health responses in extreme crisis contexts.

This resulted in the production of a lesson sharing book about the challenges during these early stages of an operation focusing on the case of Haiti, with the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO). It provides a wide-ranging assessment of the successes and difficulties which were encountered in the health sector.