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Jonathan Katz writes of the challenges in Haiti, as the titles says of “How the world came to save Haiti and left behind a disaster”. He describes how large organizations were not always able to meet the needs of those on the ground. Tucked alongside these descriptions is a peak at the early days of the TB ward. Soon after the earthquake, in the rush of medical relief, a blue quarantine tent, a Haitian nurse, and a US doctor created this TB center. The team who built the clinic strove to create better and more sustainable solutions for their patients. They have always worked to do things differently – efficiently and effectively.

This book has been named among the best non-fiction works by Amazon, Slate, Kirkus Reviews, and the Christian Scientist Monitor for 2013.