Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Monday, April 23, 2018

WEST HARTFORD – Dr. Jude Banatte, a Haitian doctor who worked at the main hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, immediately after the earthquake in January 2010, will speak at 7 p.m. March 31 in the St. Peter Claver Parish hall at 47 Pleasant St.

The program is hosted by Diocese of Norwich Outreach to Haiti and St. Peter Claver Parish.

Dr. Banatte, who has been with Catholic Relief Services in Haiti for 11 years, will talk about the emergency efforts that followed the earthquake and that continue today. He was at the capital’s Hospital St. Francois de Sales, which was destroyed in the disaster, but he and others set up operations in the ruins. They tended to the injured, tried to salvage medical equipment and supplies, and worked to get the hospital running again.

There is no charge for attending, but donations to support medical work in Port-au-Prince will be accepted.

Information is available by calling Outreach to Haiti at (860) 638-1018 or (860) 848-2237, ext. 206.