Haiti 2020

When: December 2, 2010, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Where: GTRI Conference Center Auditorium, (250 14th Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318).
Free parking on site: Please use decks 3 and 4 in the parking garage adjacent to the auditorium.

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In recent years, the world has witnessed an unprecedented number of natural disasters. These disasters disrupt existing public health systems and introduce opportunities for outbreaks of diseases. The enormous devastation caused by Haiti’s earthquake has required an unprecedented international response from scientists and public health agencies.

In order to examine and measure the adequacy of the response to Haiti’s devastation, the France-Atlanta cooperative group is organizing the “Haiti 2020 Symposium”. This one day meeting will review post-earthquake progress and challenges in public health developments undertaken by Haitian and international public health partners. The group envisions meeting annually to share ongoing progress, challenges, and future needs. Top specialists from leading institutions—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Pasteur Institute International Network, Emory University, Emory Global Health Institute, PAHO, MedShare, CARE International, Merial, Mérieux Foundation and the Science and Technology Mission of the French Embassy will participate as panelists.

Sessions of the Symposium:

1/ Current Disease Surveillance
Participants: Institut Pasteur and/or PAHO, Haitian MoH, EPI-Centre/MSF, Merial.
Sub-themes: Influenza, rabies, dengue fever, malaria, cholera, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses, childhood vaccines, and preventable diseases (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus).

2/ Current Situation with Water and Sanitation
Participants: Emory University group (WASH).

3/ HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis
Participants: Haitian speaker, CDC/Atlanta and CDC/Haiti.

4/ Public Health Capacity Building: Training and Work Force
Participants: CDC staff based on Congressional Coop-Agreement with MoH/Haiti, FETP (epidemiologists), laboratory workers, other public health workers.

5/ Symposium Summary: Challenges and suggested solutions.

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Contact: Jacqueline Signorini, Scientific Attaché

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