MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Dr. Jane Aronson will appear Friday at Columbia High School’s Black Box Theater to shares her experiences working to improve the lives of orphans worldwide.

Aronson, a pediatrician, adoption medicine specialist, infectious diseases expert and the chief executive officer and president of Worldwide Orphans (WWO), will appear at 7:30 p.m. at the school at 17 Parker Ave.

Nicknamed the “Orphan Doctor," Aronson said, “The global health of children is important for the survival of the planet. As parents and community members, we need to see children as the same…all over the world.”

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WWO is a non-profit organization that provides direct services to orphans and at-risk children in Bulgaria, Ethiopia, Haiti, Serbia and Vietnam. Worldwide Orphans works to provide orphans and at-risk children with love, healthcare and education.

To register for this event, call the South Orange-Maplewood Adult School at (973) 378-7620, visit or pay at the door. The organization's website is