"Working Towards Health and Equity in Sierra Leone”

Event: 
Mon, 09/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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"Working Towards Health and Equity in Sierra Leone”
Monday, Sept 11, 2017, 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Café
300 5th Avenue SW, Olympia
No admission charge.
Contributions to PIH welcomed

Contact: Lin Nelson or Peter Kardas
Phone: 360-956-1358

This will be an opportunity to hear stories regarding the fight for better access to health care, and a more equitable world, from Sierra Leone, West Africa. Mara Kardas-Nelson is the Director of Community-Based Programs at Partners in Heath (PIH) in Sierra Leone. She will speak about PIH's work in the country, from its initial efforts in the fight against Ebola to its current work strengthening the country's health system. PIH's work is rooted in social justice, with the belief that the world's poorest also deserve the world's best healthcare. Mara will speak about the organization's community-based work with Ebola survivors, people living with HIV and TB, and the country's poorest and most marginalized. PIH’s project in Sierra Leone is part of the organization’s work in many different regions to support equitable health care at a time when international health care is being defunded and undermined.

There will be ample time for discussion. Snacks will be offered. There is no admission charge, but people wishing to contribute financially to PIH will be able to do so.