Haiti Program renews partnership

William G. Gilroy | Dec. 5, 2012 | Notre Dame News

A doctor aids a patient in Leogane, Haiti, March 2010A doctor aids a patient in Leogane, Haiti, in March 2010. Photo by Matt Cashore.

The Notre Dame Haiti Program and Cargill have renewed their partnership to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Haiti.

After donating salt to the program two years ago, Cargill is now offering its technical and operations expertise in salt production. Cargill has committed $150,000 over the next three years to the Notre Dame Haiti Program to help establish a sustainable salt-fortification venture in Haiti. The salt is fortified with potassium iodate and diethylcarbamazine citrate (DEC) and is designed to stop LF, while also preventing iodine deficiency disorder.

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