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Haiti’s earthquake: a multiprofessional experience

Milton Steinman, Melissa Simon Gumera, Mario Ferretti, Cristiane Isabela de Almeida, Maria Tereza Augusto Ioshimoto, Silvia Gusman, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082011AE1841

INTRODUCTION On January 12, 2010 an earthquake of 7.0 on the Richter scale struck Haiti, the poorest country in America. The quake’s epicenter was in Leogane with extension to almost all the country also hitting Port-au-Prince, the country’s capital. This disaster caused a huge destruction and devastated more than 250,000 of houses and commercial buildings and left more than a million of homeless people. In the aftermath, this catastrophe caused 230,000 deaths and more than 30,000 wounded people (). () […]