Teach Treat Together
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that Joe Lillard, the President Emeritus of the HWB Board, owner of Washington Homeopathic Pharmacy and longtime supporter of homeopathy died on May 27, 2016. The HWB team will always remember his love of homeopathy, his sense of humor, his banjo playing and his dedication to HWB and all things homeopathy. Read full obituary from NCH website.
May 17, 2016 -- Holly Manoogian and HWB Clinical Director Lauren Fox are on their way to Haiti. For the first time, the team will be traveling to Mombin Crochu where Lauren and Israel Joseph, the nurse who works in the hospital there, will be working together in the hospital. They will also give a presentation to nurses interested in the next Homeopathy for Birth Attendants class.
May 14, 2016 -- Tonight HWB was awarded a certificate in appreciation of our support and collaboration with Haitian American Nurses Association (HANA) of Tampa, FL at their 1st annual Scholarship Fundraising and Awards Gala. Board Vice-president, Laurie Stemm attended the gala and accepted the certificate on behalf of HWB. She said, "HANA's motto, "Here to Serve, Promote and Educate" aligns with HWB's motto, "Teach, Treat, Together." Thank you HANA.
On March 20, HWB Board Member, Liz Breadon, CCH, hosted an Irish - Haitian tea fundraiser with a few of her friends in the Boston area. Attendees enjoyed Haitian meat pies and an array of Irish delectables. HWB Executive Director spoke about our work in Haiti and guitarist Yvon Lamour provided entertainment. The event raised over $2,000 for education efforts in Haiti.
January 2016 -- Another newly arrived mosquito-borne virus has been detected in Haiti. Dr. Florence D. Guillaume, the Minister officially confirms the presence of Zika virus in Haiti stating that "Wednesday, January 6, 2016, the Ministry of Public Health and Population (MSPP) has submitted to Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) based in Trinidad and Tobago, 11 new blood samples, 5 of them were positive by the method RT-PCR on 14 January 2016. Among the confirmed cases, 4 were from the commune of Delmas and one from the commune of Pétion-ville. Thus, the MSPP certify the presence of the Zika in Haiti."The clinical syndrome is known as Zika fever. Its clinical manifestation is often similar to dengue, also a mosquito-borne illness. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) states that there are no antivirals against Zika and treatment is based solely on managing symptoms. Learn more.
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