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New Article on Disaster and Disability

by Matthew R. Hunt, Ryoa Chung, Evelyne Durocher, and Jean Hugues Henrys
Glob Health Action 2015, 8: 27969 – http://dx.doi.org/10.3402/gha.v8.27969
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‘Build Back Better’ to improve health in Haiti

by Harry Shannon

I took this picture about 21 months after the 2010 Haiti earthquake that caused so many deaths and so much destruction. A study I co-authored (Kolbe et al. 2010) estimated that in the capital, Port-au-Prince, the excess mortality due to the quake was about 156,000, with thousands more dying elsewhere in the country. We also found that a quarter of homes were completely destroyed, and a further 40% had some damage, leaving only a third with no visible damage.