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Workings of the HSJ Club - Part 1

posted Mar 17, 2012, 2:32 PM by Karthik R   [ updated Mar 17, 2012, 2:33 PM ]
A few months ago, we announced the start of the HSJ Club (Health & Social Justice), as an outreach component of Farm Fresh For Kids. Now that all of the members have gotten used to the routine, and we have made some progress, it seems time to provide an update.

As an introduction to the club, we began by discussing poverty in Haiti and Partners In Health, a medical charity providing free health services primarily in the Central Plateau. Our main discussion concerned - Should Haitian health care be primarily directed towards prevention, or towards curing all the sick people in Haiti? The jury was hung on this question. However, we all strongly supported PIH's strategy of employing local Haitians as community health workers, which has already provided many formerly-impoverished families with stable financial support