The earthquake in Haiti has resulted in a medical crisis that has gone from bad to worse. Hundreds of thousands of the countries dead and thousands more are injured and sick. Diseases in Haiti are a serious concern and in some cases can be a preventable disaster. Increasingly and alarming are the concerns regarding water and sanitation problems of the region that are taking center stage.
Serious medical problems are often seen following natural disasters because of lack of water and sanitation. The earthquake in Haiti will be no different. But in addition to lack of resources is the amount of deaths, injuries, and infections.