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Thursday, April 18, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (R-219)
Rishi Rattan, MD, Chair, Advocacy, Physicians for Haiti
"Using advocacy to translate technical expertise into tangible change: the UN, cholera, and the drinking water crisis in Haiti."
About Dr. Rattan's work:
Rishi Rattan advises governments of Haiti and its allies on building national water infrastructure in Haiti. US Congress has invited him to provide testimony on cholera in Haiti. His briefings for the Department of State help inform US positions on cholera in Haiti. He provides technical expertise to the United Nations on its role and responsibility to improve Haiti’s water security in the context of the cholera epidemic. His recommendations have been incorporated into UN resolutions and are used to guide UN policy revisions. His findings have been published in public and academic venues, presented internationally, and covered by international media. Dr. Rattan lectures on global health, humanitarian response, and advocacy strategy at universities across the country. He has worked clinically in Haiti since 2007.