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Haiti Earthquake Update: IAEA to Supply Mobile X-Ray Units

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International Atomic Energy Agency. (Photo: D. Calma/IAEA)

In close consultation with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the IAEA is expeditiously seeking to procure mobile X-Ray units, including the necessary supplies, accessories, and power sources to support Haiti´s recovery.

PAHO alerted its partners, including the IAEA, that trauma care was one of the most urgent public health priorities. An estimated 250 000 injured require care, while radiography capabilities are severely reduced.

The equipment will be shipped to Haiti and delivered to the health centres and hospitals PAHO has identified.

In addition, the IAEA is liaising with Latin American Member States, which have established medical field missions in Porte-au-Prince, to determine their radiographic needs in Haiti.

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By Peter Kaiser, Division of Public Information