Haiti

Haiti Earthquake Anniversary
11:05 pm
Tue January 11, 2011

Health and Nutrition in Haiti: One year after the quake

Lora Iannotti studies public health and nutrition in Haiti, including that of children. (C. VanArtsdalen)

Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the Haitian earthquake.

The magnitude 7.0 tremor was the worst to hit the region in more than two centuries, killing over 200,000 people.

Today, more than a million Haitians are still living in tents and improvised shelters, without access to clean water and sanitation facilities.

Washington University professor Lora Iannotti was in Haiti on the day the earthquake struck. She has returned several times since then to continue her research in nutrition and public health.

Before going back to Haiti again last week, Iannotti spoke with St. Louis Public Radio’s Véronique LaCapra about health conditions in this struggling Caribbean nation.

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from St. Louis on the Air
4:19 pm
Mon January 10, 2011

One year after quake, St. Louis organization eyes big goal for Haiti

Dr. Patricia Wolff, Executive Director of Meds & Food for Kids with patients in Haiti last year

Dr. Patricia Wolff, founder and Executive Director of Meds & Foods for Kids (MFK) was one of our guests today on St. Louis on the Air.  MFK has been in Cap-Haïtien combating malnutrition with Medika Mamba (aka Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food)  since 2003.  Last year’s earthquake exacerbated an already extreme situation there, crippling existing infrastructure and multiplying demand for limited resources.

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