International Aid and Natural Disasters: A Pre- and Post-Earthquake Longitudinal Study of the Healthcare Infrastructure in Leogane, Haiti

@inproceedings{Kligerman2015InternationalAA,
  title={International Aid and Natural Disasters: A Pre- and Post-Earthquake Longitudinal Study of the Healthcare Infrastructure in Leogane, Haiti},
  author={Maxwell P Kligerman and Michele Barry and David K. Walmer and Eran Bendavid},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2015}
}
The reconstruction of healthcare systems in developing countries after natural disasters is poorly understood. Using data collected before and after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, we detail the response of aid agencies and their interaction with local healthcare providers in Leogane, the city closest to the epicenter. We find that the period after the earthquake was associated with an increase in the total number of healthcare facilities, inpatient beds, and surgical facilities and that… CONTINUE READING
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