Created on January 30, 2010, almost three weeks after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated the island nation of Haiti, this United Nations (UN) relief helicopter had landed in order to deliver much needed supplies to the stricken peoples of this island nation. Here you can see the precarious landing made by this helicopter pilot in order to get supplies to these desperate victims of this natural disaster.
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“After the devastating earthquake in January 2010, CDC received one-time funding to reestablish and strengthen Haiti’s public health system, and address immediate public health needs. As part of these efforts, CDC is engaged with a wide range of activities, from HIV and tuberculosis, to cholera treatment and safe water. CDC’s main partners include the Haitian Ministry of Public Health, Catholic Relief Services-AIDS relief, Partners in Health, and local NGO, GHESKIO. They have developed seven interagency Public Health Legacy Goals: 1) eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, 2) eliminate the threat of cholera, 3) eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis, 4) ensure a robust, sustainable, self-correcting public health system, 5) reduce the under-five mortality rate from vaccine-preventable diseases by 35%, 6) reduce maternal mortality by 30%, and 7) reduce the prevalence of TB by 25%.”