The devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, caused approximately 300,000 injuries and left 10,000 Haitians permanently disabled. The most common disabilities resulting from the earthquake include loss of limbs from gangrene and crushing injuries, spinal cord injuries, peripheral nerve damage, head injuries, and mental trauma. The aftermath of the earthquake gave way to an unprecedented need for medical care and simultaneously destroyed many of the outlets which had provided care. As a result, the injured received inadequate or no medical attention.
The fight against corruption at all levels of government, business, and non-governmental organizations is a global problem. In Haiti, which traditionally ranks low on Transparency International’s (TI) Corruption Perceptions Index scale, the problem is acute, especially in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake with its massive influx of foreign aid.
USAID’s support will develop a market for cleaner cook stove technology and decrease the negative health and environmental effects of charcoal use.
Last updated: August 26, 2015