WHO defines quake needs in Indonesia:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Orthopaedic supplies and consumables such as X-ray film, sterile kits for surgery and stitching materials are among the key needs of medical efforts in the earthquake-hit region of Java, Indonesia. So said the World Health Organization's local representative, Dr Georg Petersen, of the "shortages of some very specific medicines and supplies". The WHO, which has dispatched significant quantities of emergency health kits and surgical kits (see Clinica No 1208, p 11), is co-ordinating distribution efforts and setting up a surveillance system, amid concerns that the area is at great risk of the spread of diseases such as dengue and respiratory infections.