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Medical Links to Haiti

The Train the Trainer Project

The Brunswick (GA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, in conjunction with Southeast Georgia Health System, is sponsoring Medical Links to Haiti, a seminar and free webinar on the medical and cultural issues affecting Haitians. These events are open to both medical professionals and the community.

Learn to save lives


The presentations from this seminar are available online! Click on the links below to watch each presentation.


Making a Sustainable Difference in Haiti: Understanding the Needs and the Culture of Haitian People
Diane Smith, PhD, RN.
Member, Helping Hugs, Incorporated

Outline of Diseases Experienced by the Haitian People
Mark G. Hanly, MD, MBChB, FRCPath (Lond.), FCAP, FASCP, MAIC
Chief Medical Officer, Southeastern Pathology Associates
Vice Chief, Department of Pathology, Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus

Everything You Need to Know to Travel, Study and Work in Haiti
Diane Smith, PhD., RN.
Member, Helping Hugs, Incorporated


Mark G. Hanly, MD, MBChB, FRCPath (Lond.), FCAP, FASCP, MAIC

Dr. Mark Hanly has been a member of the Medical College of Georgia’s adjunct clinical faculty since 1997, and he is a Professor of Laboratory Science at The College of Coastal Georgia. He has been Vice Chair of the Communications Committee of the Medical Association of Georgia since 2002, and he also currently Chairs the Georgia State Board for Physician Workforce. Active in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) as a laboratory inspector, he has been lead faculty on the CAP AP3 Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration course since 2011 and has developed an Ultrasound Guided Fine-Needle Aspiration Clinic, based at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus.

Diane Smith, PhD, RN

Dr. Diane Smith has practiced nursing in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Texas, Alaska, Florida and Georgia in civilian and military hospitals. She served ten years in the Navy Reserve Nurse Corps. and has been volunteering in developing countries since 1973 including Mexico, Jamaica, Nepal and Haiti. She says that her most rewarding clinical practice has been in these countries where the poor have such limited access to health care.‎