The Haitian Pediatric Society in Haiti

Ms. Rachelle Audena and her baby, suffering from pneumonia and diarrhea, receiving treatment in hospital. Photo by Jacques Alain Pelletier.

The Haitian Pediatric Society (SHP), chaired by Dr. Jacqueline Gautier, will undertake a series of health activities for World Pneumonia Day, including an awareness campaign specifically targeting women and families still living in tents after the January 2010 earthquake.

Activities will include sensitization trainings to communicate the dangers of pneumonia and other related child diseases to women, teens, families, health professionals and policy makers. SHP is a nonprofit medical association based in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, that contributes to pediatric research and works to standardize pediatric practice across the country.

Read the SHP’s blog about their World Pneumonia Day activities.