Thursday, September 16, 2010

Tackling acute and chronic disasters: Lessons from Haiti

Partners in Health (PIH) holds its 17th Annual Thomas J. White Symposium this September 25th, 2010. The event is live-streamed via the PIH website beginning at 3:00pm EDT, and can be viewed at www.pih.org/symposium. Each year this event brings together PIH staff, family, friends, and fellow advocates for health and social justice. This year's Symposium features keynote speeches from

-PIH co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer
-PIH Executive Director Ophilia Dahl
-PIH leaders from around the world

"For over 20 years, PIH has worked to tackle the chronic but devastating disasters that stifle the lives and hopes of millions of people - lack of access to medical care, food, clean water, decent housing, schools and jobs. This year's Symposium will explore how acute disasters like the earthquake in Haiti impact communities already ravaged by poverty and disease, and how our commitment to breaking this vicious cycle has enabled us to respond effectively to the need for both emergency relief and long-term recovery."