n South African Medical Journal - Haiti tragedy shakes up SA's emergency response planning : izindaba
|Article Title||Haiti tragedy shakes up SA's emergency response planning : izindaba|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Publication Date||Sep 2010|
|Pages||552 - 553|
The tragic Haitian earthquake that claimed at least a quarter of a million lives this January and devastated that island has provided a sobering wake-up call for volunteer South African emergency medics who pitched in to help. South Africa's response was fragmented, with two NGOs operating separately and independently. The lessons learnt have led to a joint initiative between the largest emergency academic medicine divisions in the country.
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