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2006

Shalala to Push For Haiti's Health

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Miami Herald, The (FL)
2006-03-11
Section: Metro & State
Edition: Final
Page: 3B


JACQUELINE CHARLES, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For years now, University of Miami doctors and medical students have been quietly working to promote better healthcare in poverty-stricken Haiti, treating HIV-infected individuals and training Haitian doctors.

That work will be the focus of a three-day visit set to begin on Sunday by University of Miami President Donna Shalala, and best-selling author and global health expert, Laurie Garrett. Garrett, who has made a name for herself focusing on infectious diseases and their impact on foreign policies, has focused much of her work on Africa and Asia. She has spent a limited time in the Caribbean, but Shalala and others are hoping the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist catches the Haiti bug.

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