March 2010
The Haiti Emergency

The first psychiatrist recruited to serve in Haiti as part of the WPA-WHO collaboration has started his mission. His name is Kent Ravenscroft. He has been Training Director in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at both George Washington and Georgetown Universities. He speaks French and Creole in addition to English. He lived in Haiti in the past and has been a consultant to Rotberg’s book “Written in Blood”, a social and economic history of Haiti. He has a long experience in dealing with mental health consequences of traumas.

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