Perspectives on Haiti Two Years after the Earthquake

  title={Perspectives on Haiti Two Years after the Earthquake},
  author={Clive Brown and Jonathan A. Ripp and James W. Kazura},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
at 4:53 pm the earth shook, and at latitude 19° 00′ N, longitude 72° 25′ W, a Caribbean island lying between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean was struck by a 7.0 magnitude quake. When the earth settled, Haiti ranked 145th of 169 countries in the United Nations Human Development Index, the lowest in the Western Hemisphere; much of its capital, Port au Prince, was reduced to rubble and debris. It is estimated that 220,500 persons died, 500,000 were left homeless, and at its peak 2.3… CONTINUE READING
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