Haiti Cultural Awareness Update. Junias Desamour MD. Haiti . Location in the Caribbean. First black republic to declare its independence in 1804 The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere Ethnic groups: black 95%, mulatto and white 5% .
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Junias Desamour MD
The poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
Ethnic groups:black 95%, mulatto and white 5%
Religions:Roman Catholic 80%, Protestant 16% note:roughly half of the population practices voodoo
GDP - per capita ($1,300 (2007 est.)
Very corrupt PoliticiansHaiti Facts
Source CIA World Facts
Life expectancy at birth:total population: 57.5 yearsmale: 55.83 years female: 59.35 years (2008
HIV Prevalence (Adults 15-49): 3.8% Deaths (2005): 16,000
Literacy:definition: age 15 and over can read and write total pop 52.9% male: 54.8% female: 51.2% (2003 es
Major infectious diseases
food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria water contact disease: leptospirosis (2008)Haiti Facts