Mortality, crime and access to basic needs before and after the Haiti earthquake: a random survey of Port-au-Prince households

  title={Mortality, crime and access to basic needs before and after the Haiti earthquake: a random survey of Port-au-Prince households},
  author={Athena R. Kolbe and Royce A. Hutson and Harry S. Shannon and Eileen Trzcinski and Bart W. Miles and Naomi R Levitz and Marie Puccio and Leah James and John Roger Noel and Robert Muggah},
  journal={Medicine, Conflict and Survival},
  pages={281 - 297}
On 12 January 2010 an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale struck Haiti, causing unprecedented death, injury and destruction for an event of this magnitude. Our aim was to generate a rapid assessment of the primary consequences for the population of the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince, the national capital. During the summer of 2009 we conducted a survey of 1,800 households in metropolitan Port-au-Prince. Six weeks after the earthquake, we attempted to trace these households in… 
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