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Curing Kiarah: A severe case of pneumonia leads to lupus diagnosis

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Last year, 13-year-old Kiarah Harris’ life was anything but calm as she fought a life-threatening case of pneumonia at Akron Children’s Hospital. It was during this time that doctors diagnosed her with a chronic, auto-immune disorder.

A recap of Akron Children’s Global Health Conference

In 2010, Akron Children's Hospital entered into an affiliation agreement with St. Damien Hospital, which is located in Port-au-Prince and is the only pediatric hospital in Haiti. In addition to the donation of supplies, the affiliation will focus on training.

More than 120 people attended the first Global Health Conference, hosted by Akron Children’s Hospital. The conference focused on the children of Haiti, with workshops covering public policy, case presentations, and personal stories from doctors and nurses who’ve provided care in Haiti.