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#2912: Opportunities in the health sector, at Leogane, Haiti (fwd)

From: Guy Antoine <GuyAntoine@windowsonhaiti.com>

The following is a letter from Father Streit, introducing three new job
openings in the health sector, in conjunction with Hopital Ste. Croix in
Leogane.  The job postings are meticulously detailed in the description of
the responsibilities and requirements.  If after reading this, you are
interested to find out more, you may access the postings at
http://windowsonhaiti.com/jforum/stecroix.htm . Alternatively, you can log
on to Windows on Haiti, click on multiForum, then Jobs and Conferences.
Here's a tremendous opportunity to help eradicate two infectious diseases in
Haiti.  We certainly hope this will help spread the word, and we invite you
to send this information to any interested party -- Guy S. Antoine

Father Streit:

A public health intervention and demonstration is underway in the Leogane
commune to address the infectious disease that causes gwopye and maklouklou,
and to treat persons with these conditions. The responsible parasite, which
is transmitted by mosquitoes, infects as much as half the local population.
It is hoped that a successful pilot project in Leogane will help build
momentum toward addressing this all-to-common problem throughout affected
areas of Haiti.

This project is a joint effort of Hopital Ste. Croix in Leogane, the Haiti
M.S.P.P., the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the
University of Notre Dame, Interfaith Medical Assistance, and others. Because
of the needed qualifications for these positions and our desire to find the
best equipped individuals to fill these roles, we are trying to cast a "wide
net" in distributing these descriptions of available positions for
leadership with this project in Haiti.

It is our hope that Haitians and Haitian Americans will be interested and
submit resumes for review by our hiring panel. Members of the Haitian
diaspora, of course, may not only be interested in these positions
themselves but are also able to "spread the word" of these positions back in

I hope that via the Internet, you will be able to encourage especially
qualified young people interested in service in public health to apply. The
U.N.'s World Health Organization has declared the disease in question
"eliminable" within the next 20 years, and the next generation of Haitians
deserve to be among those involved in the campaign to prevent this scourge
from affecting children of the new millennium.

Fr. Thomas Streit, CSC
Research Assistant Professor
University of Notre Dame