The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

Haiti One Year Later: A First Hand Report
with Dr. Dennis Rosen
Friday, April 8, 2011, at 10 a.m.
in the McCarthy Meeting Room

Click here to read about the organizations Dr. Rosen talked about:
Partners in Health
and Project Medishare

Click here to view the powerpoint presentation (in a pdf format) by Dr. Rosen

Watch a video of his presentation at http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/anytime/exhibits.html
(in search box type Haiti)

Dr. Rosen shared this article on an issue he discussed during his presentation

On January 12, 2010 a powerful earthquake struck Haiti just to the west of the capital Port au Prince, killing 270,000, injuring more than 350,000 and leaving more than 1,300,000 homeless. Dr. Dennis Rosen, a pediatric lung and sleep specialist at Children's Hospital Boston, participated in two medical missions in May and November 2010 alongside other healthcare providers from Children's Hospital Boston and in cooperation with Partners in Health and Project Medishare.

During these trips, care was given to children with routine health problems as well as those stemming from malnutrition, lack of vaccinations and neglect. Dr. Rosen will highlight areas in which progress was seen alongside others which remained unchanged, and discuss some of the problems Haiti faces as it struggles with the aftermath of the devastation wrought by the earthquake as well as ways in which people here can help.

Dennis Rosen, M.D. is a pediatric lung and sleep specialist at Children´s Hospital Boston, and Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his scientific research, he is a regular contributor to the New York Times, the Boston Globe, the Boston Herald, the Journal of the American Medical Association, as well as on his blog, "sleeping angels", dedicated primarily to children and sleep. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sleeping-angels

Photo: Dr. Dennis Rosen with one of the translators, Sydney, who worked with him at the Bernard Mevs hospital in Port au Prince.