Last night was the launch of Dr. Paul Farmer’s Haiti After the Earthquake at Urban Zen. Celebrities, presidents and philanthropists came out to honor a work illuminating the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake that destroyed Port-au-Prince. Farmer’s account depicts both a natural and ‘unnatural disaster’ from the perspective of medical workers, survivors and volunteers.
“Haiti is a beautiful country, Haiti is about to change; we identify weakness as opportunities; Haiti is open for business,” said Michel Martelly, President of Haiti, during his speech. President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, echoed a similar message of hope and offered Rwanda’s helping-hand to Haiti.
The night’s event was hosted by Urban Zen in conjunction with Partners in Health to raise money for the construction of Mirebalais Hospital in Haiti.
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