Sante: Crisis in Haiti

Monday Feb 22nd: Santé: Crisis in Haiti
6:00-8:00pm Room 510 65 West 12 street
(holds 80)
Haiti, a country with limited health infrastructure, is in crisis. Prior to the earthquake, 120,000 people with HIV/AIDS were receiving antiretroviral treatment in Port Au Prince alone, and diarrhea was the leading cause of death in children less than one year old.  How will Haiti prepare for the second wave of health problems as a consequence of public health infrastructure collapse?  GHEISKO and other health organizations have played important roles in Haiti’s HIV/AIDS crisis and are now adapting to emergency care. Cases studies and video clips of community-based organizations’ initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS, chronic diseases of poverty, and diseases of emergency will be discussed. Participants include:  Tamara Oyola-Santiago, Health Educator, The New School; Rebecca Heidkamp, Nutritionist, GHEISKO/ Cornell Weill; Charles King, CEO and President of Housing Works; and Georgette Delinois, Director of Barrier Free Living Non-Residential Domestic Violence Program.

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