Director of Notre Dame’s Haiti program Jan 29

January 7, 2013 • Provocate • Medical

Tuesday January 29, 7:00 pm

Butler University, Krannert Room of Clowes Memorial Hall, 4600 Sunset Ave.

Free, info here

Faith-based organizations have worked across Latin America and the Caribbean for decades in an effort to improve living conditions, access to clean water, immunization rates, prenatal care and other basic healthcare. What is the motivation of religious organizations in public health? What is the prognosis for long-term collaboration with secular organizations and government infrastructures?



spacer The Rev. Thomas G. Streit is a research assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana and director of the university’s Haiti Program. Ordained a priest in 1986, Streit earned a doctorate in biological sciences at Notre Dame. Through postdoctoral work with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in Haiti, he conducted research on the transmission and control of lymphatic filariasis (LF), a mosquito-borne infection that affects more than 120 million people throughout the tropics.[jcol/]

spacer Jennifer Snyder is an associate professor, physician assistance program at Butler University with a focus on internal medicine and field experience in primary care medicine in Honduras.

spacer Michael Vance is a professor of pharmacology at Butler University who travels extensively across Latin America.[/jcolumns]



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