Fighting Disease

We are fighting to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, a mosquito-borne disease endemic in Haiti, by 2020 

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Haiti Program Post-Quake

See how the program is expanding our work in Haiti.

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Spirit of Notre Dame

Learn more about the life and passion of Fr. Thomas Streit, C.S.C., the founder and director of the Haiti Program.

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Almost half of the population in endemic areas of Haiti suffer from Lymphatic Filariasis.

Founded in 1993, the University of Notre Dame Haiti Program seeks to achieve the historic goal of eliminating Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) in Haiti by 2020. LF, a mosquito-borne disease that affects over 2 million Haitians, is the second leading cause of long-term disfigurement and disability worldwide. It can be eliminated in Haiti through mass drug administration and the distribution of co-fortified salt. The Haiti Program is partnering with the Haitian Ministry of Health, corporations, and non-governmental organizations to forever eliminate the disease in Haiti and alleviate the suffering of Haitians infected with LF. Our innovative work also provides an exportable model for LF elimination in other developing nations.

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News

Notre Dame E2E group develops novel housing solution for Haiti

Author: William G. Gilroy

 

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The attention and concern of the world was focused on Haiti following its Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake. As is often the case, as time went on, the focus on Haiti became less intense as the world moved on.

However, the plight of Haitians has remained a driving concern for a group of University of Notre Dame engineering professors and students who are working to bring about a novel housing solution in that country.

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