Pediatric chronic disease care in Haiti

Dr. Chris Carpenter, and Nurse Viviane Lorgeat will talk about the efforts of Kay Mackenson Clinic in Montrouis, Haiti, to meet the needs of children living with chronic, non-communicable diseases, including diabetes. 

Chris Carpenter is a pediatrician and Associate Professor at the University of California San Francisco. After graduating from Albert Einstein Medical College, he completed pediatric residency at the University of California San Francisco and earned a master’s degree in International Health at the BU School of Public Health. Having worked in the Dominican Republic and Guatemala, he sought additional global health field work experiences in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, East Timor and Liberia before returning to academia in 2011 to complete a fellowship in global child health at Boston Children’s Hospital. His training site was in Haiti, where he worked as a pediatrician at St. Nicholas hospital, a Partners in Health affiliated facility. Chris is one of the co-founders of Kay Mackenson.

Viviane Lorgeat received her nursing degree from the St. Marc nursing school, Haiti. Since graduating in 2006, she worked primarily as a per diem nurse until joining Kay Mackenson as its first resident permanent nurse. She became head nurse shortly thereafter. Viviane has received intensive training in pediatric diabetes management and works at the level of a diabetes nurse educator. Specialty training in all clinical programs has followed, such that Viviane is the primary medical provider for most routine care at Kay Mackenson. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

2 Koret Way, N531-F

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