Another important lesson was that a child’s health and well-being cannot wait until tomorrow. Emergency planning is the cornerstone of readiness for timely and successful interventions.
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Considerable work remains to be done. The Haitian Pediatric Society will continue the fight against the lack of preparedness in times of disaster, and hopes to provide much-needed, continual training throughout the year to its personnel, colleagues, and associates to keep everyone in a state of readiness.
Dr. Pothel Ovile is a pediatrician at the State University of Haiti, Port-au-Prince, and the executive director of the Haitian Pediatric Society.