August 26, 2014 | Office of Public Affairs
A gift from Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) to the University of Notre Dame’s Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) has been supporting a Global Health Research Associate (GHRA) in Haiti for the past year. A second gift this fall will allow for another year of research, administration, and support of the partnership including Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) titled Health Systems Strengthening Initiative (HSSI).
The HSSI program was developed by the partnership in an effort to serve hospitals in underdeveloped countries with the placement of graduates from Notre Dame’s new Master of Science in Global Health professional degree program. The vision was a concept shared by Fr. John Jenkins, CSC, President of the University of Notre Dame, Carolyn Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, and Sr. Carol Keehan, DC, President and CEO of Catholic Health Association of the United States. Al Gutierrez, President and CEO of Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, joined the effort with support for a GHRA in Haiti.