This evening [February 16] at 8:00 pm EST, Dr. Evan Lyon, Executive Editor of Health and Human Rights and member of the OpenForum blog team, will host a webcast to discuss his recent work in Port-au-Prince post-earthquake.
Click here shortly before 8:00 pm to participate.
More information on the webcast from Stand With Haiti, the Partners In Health blog covering their work in Haiti, including earthquake relief efforts:
Join PIH physician Dr. Evan Lyon for a presentation on his recent trip to Haiti and a live Q&A.
Tuesday, February 16, 8:00 pm EST
Dr. Evan Lyon has been a volunteer physician with Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante for over a decade. He participated in PIH’s initial response to the earthquake on January 12, 2010 — just over one month ago. Since that time, the official death toll has reached 230,000 and continues to climb. At least 1.5 million are out of their homes — many have migrated back to the countryside. Those who remain in and around Port-au-Prince occupy makeshift refugee centers.
Dr. Lyon will speak about his two weeks at the University General Hospital (HUEH) in Port-au-Prince where PIH has helped coordinate efforts to bring this — the largest hospital in Haiti and its only public teaching hospital — back into a functional facility. After a brief presentation, he will answer your questions about the progress of Partners In Health so far, and the challenges that lie ahead.
We encourage students and teachers of all levels to join the discussion. To submit questions before the presentation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit questions during the presentation, via the live chat window found next to the livestream video. When submitting a question, please state your name and your school or location.
Please join us for this special presentation by visiting this webpage at 8:00 pm EST on Tuesday, February 16.
Suggested background reading:
“Haiti: A Creditor, not a Debtor” by Naomi Klein
“‘Break Hearts Open’ in Haiti” by Evan Lyon:
“Fault Lines: The Politics of Rebuilding in Haiti”