Madame Eveline: A Champion for Clean Water
Veteran Staffer is Awarded for her Work
Our chief technician in Jolivert, Eveline Camille, recently received the first Safe Water Sustainability Award from the Gangarosa International Health Foundation. The Foundation was created by Emory graduate school professor and public health legend Dr. Eugene Gangarosa.
Madame Evelyn, as she is affectionately known, received not only this handsome plaque, but also a $1,000 cash award at the February 7th ceremony in Port-au-Prince.
The letter sent to Madame Eveline from Dr. Gangarosa clearly validates why Madame Eveline was chosen as the award's very first recipient:
"Dear Madam Eveline,
I write this letter to inform you that the Gangarosa International Health Foundation is honoring you with its first Safe Water Sustainability Award. Our Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation focused on promoting safe water and sanitation programs.
We feel that the public health community does not adequately recognize and honor the healthcare, technical, logistical, administrative, educational, promotional, outreach, and other key services that our locally-based colleagues provide as the vital underpinnings for these lifesaving programs. This Safe Water Sustainability Award is our most recent initiative to acknowledge the creativity, energy, resourcefulness, commitment, and compassion that people like you bring to the public health community and the people we serve. We feel that your unique contributions qualify you well to be the very first recipient of our Sustainability Award.
You are receiving this reward for your vital support for the safe water program in Haiti provided by Deep Springs International [whose founder] Michael Ritter, has recommended you in the most glowing terms as his “partner” in this work. Read more...
Photo: Dr. Joanne McGriff, Associate Director of the Center for Global Safe Water at Emory University presents the award on behalf of Dr. Gangarosa.