WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central will host a public presentation by Dr. Luther Castillo Harry, who will discuss careers in global health and his experiences as a doctor and human rights activist at noon March 21 in the Library-Student-Faculty Building, room 144.
Castillo Harry, a native of Honduras, is founder and director of Luaga Hatuadi Waduheno, a Honduran hospital. Luaga Hatuadi Waduheno means "For the Health of Our People."
He was formerly the director of international cooperation in the Honduran Foreign Ministry during the government of democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. He held that position until June 2009 when the military orchestrated a coup against Zelaya.
Castillo Harry travels the world speaking about intercultural medicine, which takes a holistic approach to medical care.
He has developed a program to train women in Honduras as nurses to help with the medical care of the hospital's patients. The training program takes two years to complete and costs $6,000 a year per nurse. The hospital is working to help train local Garifuna women to be midwives.
This event is being sponsored by the Latin American Studies minor and the Multicultural Club with financial support coming from the Chancellor's Diversity Initiative and Student Services Diversity mini grant.
For more information, call (219) 462-4197.