Past Event

Tuesday Talk

October 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027 Presidential Room 1
"Building a Healthcare System on Idjwi Island in the Democratic Republic of Congo": David Evans, Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer of Sociomedical Sciences (in Pediatrics), Columbia University Medical Center, and EPIC member, will share his experiences working with Dr. Jacques Sebisaho and his wife, Mimy Mudekereza to build a hospital and healthcare system on a large island in Lake Kivu in the eastern DRC. The Amani Global Works hospital has 75,000 patient visits a year, is training community health care workers and partnering with existing health outposts to create an integrated health care system. They also conduct a nutrition program for children under age six, carry out deworming campaigns, and partnered with the DRC Ministry of Health to plan the response to the recent Ebola outbreak. Dr. Evans has traveled to Idjwi for the last 7 summers and will show photographs of the islander's lives and of healthcare in the hospital and community. Tuesday Talks are scheduled in Faculty House on the Morningside campus on alternate Tuesdays during the academic year. EPIC members, faculty, and invited guests speak on topics that range across the academic spectrum and also address issues of particular importance to the retired academic community. Participants can continue their discussion at lunch in the Faculty House Dining Room at a special reduced rate for EPIC members. Guests are welcome.

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Martha Rodriguez