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iciHaiti – Covid-19 : Death of Dr. doctor Yolène Vaval Suréna

29/05/2021 10:26:24

Friday, May 28, Dr. Yolène Vaval Suréna (68), pedagogue, great figure of civil society, mother of 4 died around 3:00 a.m. in the unit for patients with Covid-19 at the university hospital of Mirebalais, following complications of the disease confirmed the Ministry of Public Health.

Bruno Lemarquis (UN) :


“On behalf of the UN in Haiti, it is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Yolene Surena. Our condolences to her family and loved ones. With passion and vision, she left her mark on the management of risks and disasters in Haiti,” Bruno Lemarquis, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General in Haiti (BINUH), United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator

Jerry Chandler, Director General of the DPC :


“Dr Jeanne Marie Yolène Vaval Suréna, the first Director of the Haitian Civil Protection Directorate (DPC), from 1995 to 2003, has passed away. A collaborator of exemplary competence and communicative interpersonal skills, she left her mark on a whole generation of managers and volunteers of the National Disaster Risk Management System, whom she has seen grow and mature. I offer my condolences, those of my family and those of the entire civil protection family to Dr. Claude Surena, her children and all her collaborators who have had the privilege of working with her. The DPC will be forever grateful to this pioneer. “. That his soul rests in peace,” Jerry Chandler, Director General of the DPC.

Former Senator Edmonde Supplice Beauzile, President of the Fusion Party :


“We have just learned of the death of Dr Yolene Vaval Surena, member of the AMH and wife of Dr Claude Surena, member and former President of the association. Our condolences to Dr Claude Surena and to the grieving family.”

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