He provided a fantastic summary of the history of Haiti and how it connected to the aftermath of the earthquake.
He provided a fantastic summary of the history of Haiti and how it connected to the aftermath of the earthquake.Additionally, his connections to Rwanda were interesting and well written. I am actually currently reading this, but having spent 4 months as a disaster relief worker in Haiti and having been in the center of the cholera outbreak, this book speaks so much to my experience in Haiti it already puts me in tears. The focal point of this book is the January 12, 2010 7.0 earthquake that occurred with an epicenter in Port-au-Prince Haiti the country's largest city of 3 million people.He is also one of the founding members of partners in health and international organizati The focal point of this book is the January 12, 2010 7.0 earthquake that occurred with an epicenter in Port-au-Prince Haiti the country's largest city of 3 million people.
Paul Farmer's style of writing is so eloquent and accessible.
His honesty is sincere and despite the overwhelming sorrow evident, there always seemed to be an underlying sense of hope.
Some relatives actually show up and help, asking how they can help and listening, without overstepping or adding to your burden.
A must-read for those interested in Partners in Health and/or Haiti.
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.
Reading this book was part of my preparation for a January trip to Haiti.
On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. 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.
A quarter of 1 million people were killed and over 300,000 injured. Two years later there was still rubble and camps of homeless.
The author James Farmer is a doctor Who specializes in infectious disease.