Category: Haiti

Haiti Trip: Prelude

My name is Michael Aleman, and I am a rising sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in global health. I am interested in studying how healthcare can be made sustainable and quality improved in resource-limited settings. As a result, I am spending part of the summer conducting independent research in Milot, Haiti with the

Dr. Evan Lyon on current projects at Partners in Health

“Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill.” This mindset lies at the heart of the mission of Partner’s in Health (PIH), a Boston, MA based non-profit health care organization founded in 1987 by Dr. Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, Todd McCormack, and

Jonathan Katz accepts 2011 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism

AP reporter Jonathan Katz was honored Thursday evening with the 2011 Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism for his heroic efforts in communicating news of the 2010 Haiti earthquake to the rest of the world. After an introduction by Medill’s Dean Levine and a short speech, Katz sat down with Medill’s Marcel Pacatte to talk

Haitian ensemble Boukman Eksperyans energizes Northwestern’s Pick Staiger Concert Hall

Haitian ensemble Boukman Eksperyans energized Northwestern’s Pick Staiger Concert Hall earlier this month with their Grammy-nominated blend of Haitian, Caribbean, rock and reggae rhythms. The audience waved Haitian flags donated by the island’s embassy, a vivid reminder of the concert’s international focus as part of Passport: A Musical Expedition, Northwestern’s 11-day tribute to sounds from

Tracy Kidder: Journalist and Advocate

Paul Farmer holds a number of impressive titles – most people would feel fulfilled with just one. It takes five full scrolls to reach the bottom of his biography page on Harvard’s website. To name a few, he is Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and founder