Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Save the date! Improving Quality of Life for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Haiti

This lecture is part of the College of Nursing's 15th Annual Health & Human Values Lecture Series: Promoting Human Dignity Throughout the Lifespan

Date: Monday, September 21, 2009
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Driscoll Hall Auditorium

Leonardo Shamamba, MD
HIV and AIDS Reach Out CoordinatorCatholic Relief Services, Port -Au-Prince, Haiti

Dr. Leonardo Shamamba, a gynecologist/obstetrician, has been working in the HIV/AIDS field throughout his career. Before becoming the HIV and AIDS Reach Out Coordinator in Haiti for Catholic Relief Services (CRS) he successfully developed similar programs in Uganda, Somalia and his native Democratic Republic of Congo. While progress has been made for clinical care and treatment of HIV in Haiti, disparities between institutional and community services limit the effectiveness of care. CRS addresses these challenges with a Community Support and Care Program by reinforcing community personnel capacity to address psychosocial, educational, economical, professional, and basic physical needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and orphans and vulnerable children.

In collaboration with Catholic Relief Services

For more information about the lectures, directions, or to be added to the mailing list, call the College of Nursing at (610) 519-4900.
All lectures are held at Villanova University and are free and open to the community.

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Contact Information: Louisa Zullo 610.519.4930

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