Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Our Thoughts are with the Haitians

One of the Indiana-based groups working with the people of Haiti is the University of Notre Dame Haiti Program.

The Notre Dame Haiti Program, led by Fr. Tom Streit, CSC, is a world leader in the fight against lymphatic filariasis. With a concentrated effort at eliminating the disease in Haiti, where more than 26% of the population is infected, Notre Dame and its partners, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Haitian Ministry of Health and Population, and Hopital Sainte Croix in Léogâne, Haiti, and additional partners are steadily moving toward the creation of a model for worldwide elimination.

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