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    Two AMSA national leaders are joining the post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti in May. Iyah Romm (Region 1 Director and Health Care for All Co-Chair 2009-2010) and Sylvia Thompson (Health Policy Chair 2009-2010) will be volunteering in the Fond Parisien Disaster Recovery Center organized by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). Fond Parisien is providing a temporary home for over 1,000 injured Haitian survivors and their families, and providing a high level of medical and rehabilitative support.

     

     

    The Fond Parisien Disaster Recovery Center was established by two emergency medicine docs from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Hilarie Cranmer and Stephanie Rosborough shortly after the earthquake on January 12. Sylvia and Iyah have been working with HHI and with Drs. Rosborough and Cranmer on topics of child protection and humanitarian crisis response training and are very excited to be able to assist the people of Haiti and to hone their skills in the field. Be sure to stay tuned for an upcoming post with the URL for Iyah and Sylvia's blog.

     

    Iyah and Sylvia are self-funding for this trip and seeking assistance! HHI is an independent organization - it is not financially supported by Harvard University - and ...

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