The University of Florida Haiti laboratory is a place of innovative research, diagnostics and disease prevention.
The 2010 earthquake allowed a large outbreak of diseases, bacteria and viruses to spread across the nation. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Haiti has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the hemisphere and the cholera outbreak of 2010 is one of the worsts in recent history. The University of Florida partnered with the Christianville Foundation and have been able to establish this lab in Gressier, Haiti to make a difference in the country’s overall health.
The entire facility includes a biosafety level 2 lab, a biosafety level 3 lab and a student dormitory. Research primarily focuses on ecology, epidemiology, genetics and genomics of microbial pathogens, including the viral origins responsible for cholera and TB.
Supporting the UF Haiti Lab through your gift is truly an action that keeps on giving. You can make the difference in the lives of thousands.
There are multiple ways to make a gift to EPI, and different types of gifts may offer you different tax advantages. Please talk with your financial advisor to make the best choice for your situation. The UF Foundation Office will send you a gift acknowledgement (receipt) upon receiving your gift. You will want to save this acknowledgement for your tax records.
You may send a check payable to the University of Florida Foundation, Inc. – Emerging Pathogens Institute and mailed to:
University of Florida Foundation, Inc.
Chris Needles, Assistant VP
Corporate and Foundation Relations
2012 W. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32604-2425