Michel Dodard

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Most U.S. medical schools have programs in international health, but there is a need to find ways to make students (particularly those with little clinical experience) more effective volunteers in international settings. The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine developed a program to help prepare students for(More)
BACKGROUND There has been a recent resurgence of tuberculosis (TB) as a worldwide public health concern. It is a well-documented health problem in Haiti, where the reported prevalence is 123.9 per 100,000 population. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) policy papers for the eradication of TB(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This article documents the history, politics, and economics that have contributed to a health care delivery crisis in Haiti and why family medicine will be crucial for the recovery of Haiti's health care. Since the United Nations intervention, there has been some improvement in health conditions. However, the embargo and political(More)
There is increasing interest in US Medical schools in starting teaching programs in global settings. The University of Miami department of Family Medicine has been involved for the past 15 years in developing a training program in family medicine in Haiti. This experience, its challenges and accomplishments are reported. The creation and development of(More)
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