The scenes of devastation and suffering in Haiti are truly horrific, and the international emergency reponse has been agonisingly slow in getting help through to where it’s most needed. But beyond the immediate essentials, with hospitals and health centres wrecked and many staff killed or injured, Haiti will struggle to rebuild its public health infrastructure and services.
This will take time. But the the UK Faculty of Public Health, with over 3000 public health specialists, has expertise and experience which I’m sure could be brought to bear in helping Haiti recover from this dreadful setback. We stand ready, willing and able to help in whatever way we can.