Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Medical Director for Partners in Health (PIH) and Director of its Institute for Health and Social Justice, spoke at Carleton’s Skinner Memorial Chapel on Thursday, April 8 at 5pm.
PIH is an organization that is dedicated to fighting poverty and healthcare inequality in impoverished countries around the globe.The organization has been especially influential in Haiti, where it has implemented a program to provide HIV and AIDS treatment to patients in rural areas. Since the earthquake in January, the group has been essential in organizing critical disaster relief to the nation.
Through her work with PIH, Dr. Mukherjee coordinated care in Haiti immediately after the earthquake in January and continues to work to ensure that quality health care is available to those affected by this disaster. In addition to her leadership at PIH, Dr. Mukherjee is a physician at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School, and a consultant for the World Health Organization. Her talk focused on global health as well as the state of current relief efforts in Haiti.
Dr. Mukherjee’s talk was sponsored by Haiti Relief Carleton, EthIC, and Carleton’s history department, political science department, and pre-health program.