Public Health Professor Returns From Post-Earthquake Haiti

Monday, April 26, 2010 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
 
Dr. Joe TaborJoe Tabor, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
University of Arizona
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Community, Environment and Policy Division
Rural Health Office
 
 
Who:
Dr. Joe Tabor is an assistant professor in the Rural Health Office at The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Tabor has more than 20 years of experience working in lesser developed countries on public health, natural resource management, and agricultural issues. He has worked in emergencies due to earthquakes and tsunamis in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, drought and famine in Niger, and civil unrest in Mali, Rwanda, and Senegal.
 
What:
Assistant Professor Joe Tabor, PhD, MPH, at the UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, recently traveled to Haiti with Save-the-Children to conduct a three-week, rapid assessment of the health, education, food-security, livelihood, and child protection sectors for the rural areas north and east of Port-au-Prince.
 
The safety-nets in rural areas are under great stress due to the number of people displaced by the earthquake. This complex emergency provides an opportunity to reduce chronic poverty in Haiti but there are many constraints that need to be addressed.
 
Join Dr. Tabor on Monday, April 26th from 12-1 in Drachman Hall for a discussion on his findings and first-hand experience in Haiti.
 
Where:
University of Arizona
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Drachman Hall, Room A112
1295 N. Martin Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85724
 
When:
Monday, April 26, 2010
12-1 p.m.
 
Contact:
UA Zuckerman College of Public Health
Gerri Kelly • 520.626.9669 • gkelly@email.arizona.edu
Elizabeth Ferris • Rural Health Office • 520.626.4937 • eaferris@email.arizona.edu