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Haiti After the Earthquake

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On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured.

In this vivid narrative, Farmer describes the incredible suffering--and resilience--that he encountered in Haiti. Having worked in the country for nearly thirty years, he skillfully explores the social issues that made Haiti so vulnerable to the earthquake--the very issues that make it an "unnatural disaster." Complementing his account are stories from other doctors, volunteers, and earthquake survivors.

Haiti After the Earthquake will both inform and inspire readers to stand with the Haitian people against the profound economic and social injustices that formed the fault line for this disaster.

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Paul Farmer, the renowned Harvard physician and co-founder of Partners In Health, bears witness to Haiti's devastating earthquake and the ensuing relief and rebuilding efforts

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The acclaimed New York Times and IndieBound bestseller: “Farmers passionate book bring(s) Haitis appalling tragedy back to the worlds attention” —Foreign Affairs

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“Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insiders view of the relief effort.”—Financial Times

“The books greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos… In the books more analytical sections the authors diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp.” —Economist

“A gripping, profoundly moving book, an urgent dispatch from the front by one of our finest warriors for social justice.” —Adam Hochschild

“His honest assessment of what the people trying to help Haiti did well—and where they failed—is important for anyone who cares about the country or international aid in general.” —Miami Herald

About the Author

Paul Farmer is Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston, and cofounder of Partners In Health. He also serves as UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti under Special Envoy Bill Clinton. Among his numerous awards and honors is the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundations “genius award.”

Product Details

ISBN:
9781610390989
Author:
Farmer, Paul
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Farmer, Paul, M.D.
Subject:
General Medical
Subject:
Health and Medicine-General
Subject:
Caribbean & West Indies
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8-pp. B/W photo insert on text
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
History and Social Science » Latin America » Haiti
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History and Social Science » World History » Caribbean
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Paul Farmer, the renowned Harvard physician and co-founder of Partners In Health, bears witness to Haiti's devastating earthquake and the ensuing relief and rebuilding efforts
"Synopsis" by ,
The acclaimed New York Times and IndieBound bestseller: “Farmers passionate book bring(s) Haitis appalling tragedy back to the worlds attention” —Foreign Affairs
"Synopsis" by ,
“Paul Farmer, doctor and aid worker, offers an inspiring insiders view of the relief effort.”—Financial Times

“The books greatest strength lies in its depiction of the post-quake chaos… In the books more analytical sections the authors diagnosis of the difficulties of reconstruction is sharp.” —Economist

“A gripping, profoundly moving book, an urgent dispatch from the front by one of our finest warriors for social justice.” —Adam Hochschild

“His honest assessment of what the people trying to help Haiti did well—and where they failed—is important for anyone who cares about the country or international aid in general.” —Miami Herald

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