I-MAG STS Corporation
|Population growth rate
|Literacy - male
|Literacy - female
||1949 (1998 estimate)
|GDP per capita
(*) The population of the Port-au-Prince
metro area may be as high as 2,000,000.
Currently, the city has been unable to
scale up water and electrical power
distribution. Despite the loss of nearly
300,000 people in the January 2010
earthquake, Port-au-Prince metro has at
least 15 times the population of the
second most populous city - Cap Haitien.
(**) 54% in abject poverty
(***) an estimate - no formal counting
(****) an estimate - it guessed that the
rate was in excess of 15% for 2008. It is
not clear that inflation has any meaning
in the Haitian situation.
It is estimated less than 30% of Haitians
have persistent access to clean water
(estimated to be 54% in 2004) and less
than 20% now have access to improved
sanitation facilities. Coupled with 6
million people chronically
under-nourished this makes everything
easy for microbes.
We note in passing that Haiti produced
448 million kilowatt hours of electricity
but only consumed 273 million kwh.
This "surplus" power is NOT really an
exportable commodity - Haiti needs a
much better grid, more consumers and a
doubling of generation capacity. Solar
and bio-fuels were strongly
recommended starting 10 years ago.
|In 2006, our models suggested that after a major
earthquake (we used several epicenters: near Jamaica, in
the straits east of Cuba , in southern Hispaniola ...) there
would be in excess of 100,000 after-event deaths in 18
months due to diseases like cholera, typhoid and
dysentery. The second tsunami of deaths would come
from AIDS, malaria, dengue and tuberculosis.