IPPF/WHR Is Honored for Supporting Health in Haiti

Last night at "An Evening of Reflection and Gratitude," IPPF/WHR was recognized by Diaspora Community Services (DCS) for our support of their work in Haiti providing basic health care in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck two years ago.

"IPPF/WHR has played an essential role in addressing the needs of the Haitian community," said DCS Executive Director Carine Jocelyn.

Diaspora Community Services has been operating an urgent care multi-service medical clinic, Centre Medico in Nazon, Port-Au-Prince, where they serve over 5,000 patients each year.

Lucella Campbell, Senior Program Advisor for the Caribbean, attended the celebration at Colors Restaurant and accepted the award on IPPF/WHR's behalf.

"While the stories we hear are overwhelmingly of complaint and lack of progress, there are amazing stories of humanity and brotherhood from the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and that continue today," Lucella said during her speech. "I accept this award in acknowledgement of the many Haitians who opened their doors to perfect strangers and have dug down deep inside themselves to redefine what sharing, caring, and community truly means."

IPPF/WHR is honored to be recognized, alongside NYC Hope and Healing Fund and Jewish Community Relations Council, and thank Diaspora Community Services for their vital role in helping to rebuild Haiti.

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