Fighting Disease

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


Haiti Program Post-Quake

See how the program is expanding our work in Haiti.


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.


A note from the managing director regarding the 2015 MDA in Haiti

The initial response to our program need to fund DEC (diethylcarbamize citrate) pills in support of the Spring 2015 MDA cycle in Haiti has been substantial and most heartening. The cost of the drug is a little less than three cents per person treated. The following table illustrates the impact you can have as we seek to treat over five million people:

Gift Impact
$100 Will purchase DEC pills for about 4,000 Haitians 
$500 Will purchase DEC pills for about 20,000 Haitians
$1000 Will purchase DEC pills for about 40,000 Haitians
$5000 Will purchase DEC pills for about 200,000 Haitians

On behalf of Fr. Tom and all of the team, thanks so much for your partnership and generosity!

Yours in Notre Dame...and for Haiti,
Earl Carter

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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Vote for the Haiti Program on ND Day!

Author: Stephanie Healey

Join the Notre Dame Haiti Program in celebrating Notre Dame Day!

Notre Dame Day is a global celebration of all things Notre Dame through an online fundraising competition and streaming broadcast. The second annual Notre Dame Day kicks off at 18:42 Eastern Time (6:42 pm ET) on Sunday, April 26 and concludes at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, April 27.

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Haiti LF work captures interest of South Florida mayor

Author: Provided

The University of Notre Dame Haiti Program’s (UNDHP) clinic partner in Leogane, Haiti, the International Lymphedema and Wound Training Institute Medical Missions Inc. (ILWTI MM), is pleased to announce that Notre Dame alumnus Dr. John Macdonald and Dr. Heather Hettrick of Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty met with the Mayor of North Miami, Dr. Smith Joseph, on April 2, 2015.

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