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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Donate online today

Online giving for the Notre Dame Haiti Program is now available. Learn more.

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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News

Remembering Emil T. Hofman

Author: Gene Stowe

Emil Hofman

Emil T. Hofman, emeritus professor of chemistry and biochemistry, who passed away on July 11 at age 94, was a legendary chemistry professor who taught more than 60 percent of each freshman class for four decades. His more than 32,000 former students include both of Notre Dame’s Nobel Prize winners, Notre Dame President Emeritus Monk Malloy, and more than 8,000 doctors. In retirement, Professor Hofman was still a fixture on campus, welcoming passersby to join him on a bench outside the Main Building.

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