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Haiti Resilience and Recovery



Date & Time

February 2, 2022, 12:00 pm1:00 pm


The Department of Geography & Environmental Systems cordially invites you to join us for our Virtual Seminar Series on Wednesday, February 2nd at Noon ET.

Haiti Resilience and Recovery

Dr. Bette Gebrian
Executive Director, Grand'Anse Health & Development Association, Jèrèmie, Haiti
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Connecticut

This presentation will describe real-time rural disaster experience on and since the earthquake of Aug 14, 2021, set in the economic, social, health and political reality of Haiti, and will discuss relief and recovery from this and other disasters that plague the people.

Dr. Bette Gebrian has a nursing degree and PhD in applied medical anthropology from the University of Connecticut and MPH from Johns Hopkins University.  She is faculty in the Public Health Sciences Department in the University of Connecticut and a retired faculty member of the School of Nursing. She was awarded a Rockefeller scholar tenure at Bellagio Italy. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Grand’Anse Health & Development Association. Its mission is to meet the needs of Grand’Anse individuals and families seeking healthcare and livelihood support not being met by existing services, contribute to skills development of Haitian health professionals, and provide community education. Bette has published articles documenting her collaborative work in areas of political and natural disasters, heath impact, breast feeding and maternal and newborn health.  She has presented at local, national and international conferences and drawn volunteers from tradesmen to surgeons to the region.

Youtube recording link: https://youtu.be/sdgsyqIjBRI