Feb 24 2011

Haitian Doctor to Speak about Emergency Work after Earthquake, Today’s Needs

Posted in: Updates


From: Outreach to Haiti
c/o Kyn Tolson
860.638.1018 (office)
860.848.2237 ext. 206 (office)

An evening program on March 31st hosted by Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti and St. Peter Claver Church of West Hartford will feature a Haitian doctor who worked at the main hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, immediately after the earthquake in January 2010.

Dr. Jude Banatte, who has been with the Catholic Relief Services in Haiti for 11 years, will talk about the emergency efforts that followed the earthquake and that continue today. He was at the capital’s Hospital St. Francois de Sales, which was destroyed in the disaster, but he and others set up operations in the ruins. They tended to the injured, tried to salvage medical equipment and supplies, and worked to get the hospital running again.

Dr. Banatte will speak at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 31 at the parish hall of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford.

There is no charge for attending, but donations to support medical work in Port-au-Prince will be greatly appreciated.

For more information, please contact the office of Outreach to Haiti at: 860.638.1018 or 860.848.2237 ext. 206