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A Passion for Health in Haiti

April 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Free

A reception, exhibit, and presentation about the challenges faced by the community and hospital of Pignon, Haiti will be held on Friday, April 20, 2018 in Guyon Auditorium of Morris Library at SIU.

Since his first undergraduate mission trip to Hospital Bienfaisance in Pignon, Haiti, Dr. Omer Shedd has had a passion for the hospital. He is now president of the board of Promise for Haiti, a non-profit that serves the hospital and its nine schools. Although he has a busy cardiology practice in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Shedd serves in Pignon four to five times a year. The Rotary Club of Carbondale (noon) has participated in several projects to improve the infrastructure of the hospital. Virtual reality goggles will be available to view the exhibit. The reception and exhibit opens at 4:30 PM and the presentation follows at 5:30 PM.

The event is free and open to the public. This program is sponsored by the United Nations Association-USA RSO chapter of SIU, the Southern Illinois Chapter of UNA-USA and the Rotary Club of Carbondale (noon).

Details

Date:
April 20, 2018
Time:
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Morris Library
605 Agriculture Dr
Carbondale, IL 62901 United States
Phone:
618-453-2818
Website:
http://www.lib.siu.edu/
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