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While current international outreach activities are alleviating the suffering of people in developing countries, it is becoming more and more essential that work is done in partnership—with each other and with those who live and work in the developing world. No longer can we operate in isolation doing the same thing “we’ve always done,” or go into a country and try and operate as we would in the U.S. To this end, there are several collaborative efforts happening between CHA, its members and Catholic Relief Services (CRS) that create opportunities for further partnership. This webinar, featuring CRS president and CEO, Carolyn Woo, highlighted opportunities for future partnership and some of those current activities, including:
- The rebuilding of the Hospital St. François de Sales, a 200-bed teaching hospital, in Haiti.
- Strengthening the Haiti health system through a faith-based network of seven hospitals.
- Catholic Relief Services’ 10-year, multimillion dollar collaboration with CHA, the University of Notre Dame and others called "Strengthening Faith-Based Health Systems.”
- Several CHA-member initiatives.
Carolyn Woo, Ph.D., President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services; Michele F. Broemmelsiek, Vice President for Overseas Operations; Jude Marie Banatte, MD, Head, Les Cayes Office, CRS - Haiti; Darren Hercyk, CRS Country Represeitative for Haiti.
This is a recording of the webinar held on April 11, 2013.