The UC Haiti Initiative @ UC San Francisco is driven by students, faculty, researchers and affiliates who are interested in applying their academic resources to the search for real solutions to the poverty created and perpetuated by the earthquake that devastated Haiti in January of 2010. This chapter is a call to action for those affected by the earthquake, founded at the UCSF campus in April of that year.
UC San Francisco is a health-focused campus with schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing, featuring research from community and public health to cancer and HIV to cutting edge biotechnology, so UCHI @ UC San Francisco is dedicated to harnessing the talent, energy and activism of the entire UCSF community including students, staff and faculty, researchers, and administrators alike to work with our counterparts and the Haitian government on the development of the health sector in Haiti.
We aim to use the tenacity and knowledge of our students and educators from every discipline at UCSF to assist our Haitian counterparts on the projects they identify as priorities in healthcare. We will work side by side, with direction from our partners to build a formidable force able address the dramatic healthcare needs in Haiti. Specifically, this chapter is currently recruiting students, staff, faculty and alumni who would like to be a part of the development efforts of the Haitian healthcare system in the fields of Nursing, Medicine and Pharmacy.
Our goal is to promote a shared vision of the future growth and development possible for the Haitian community, in which we develop new ways of working together from within the structure of the University at a global, national and local level. This is a vision that has poor communities and people at its center, and a wish to focus action on the causes and consequences of the post-earthquake conditions that continue to shake and impoverish these communities. We invite you to learn how you can get involved in our cause, striving towards the development of healthcare in Haiti.
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Harinder Chahal, UCSF Chapter Director