Henri Ford in 1972 at the age of 13 fled with his family from the government of Papa Doc Duvalier in Haiti to Brooklyn. He attended Princeton University, then Harvard Medical School. After becoming a doctor, he worked as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Henri Ford was the vice dean at the University of Southern California's med school.
In 2010, after Haiti earthquake, Dr. Henri Ford worked as volunteer in Haiti with other doctors from the University of Miami. He is the new dean of The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM) which is the graduate medical school of the University of Miami. The school was founded in 1952 and is the oldest medical school in the state of Florida.
Dr. Henri Ronald Ford is a Haitian-born paediatric surgeon who always maintains close ties with his native country Haiti. Following the devastating 2010 earthquake, he returned to Haiti to provide medical assistance to earthquake victims. He has been appointed as the Dean of the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, effective since June 1, 2018.
Dr. Ford was born in Haiti and spent his early years in Port-au-Prince. During the reign of Papa Doc Duvalier, 13 year old Ford fled with his family to settle among the Haitian community in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a preacher who spoke out against inequality in Haitian society. However, even after settling in the US, he returned several times in the 1990's as a visiting doctor to help provide medical care, train doctors and create healthcare infrastructure that he hoped will one day provide a better life to his countrymen on the island.
Ford's devotion to his discipline and desire to help others is never a matter of surprise to his close associates. He has always maintained that becoming the Dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine was a dream to him. His association with UM started 17 years ago when his sister suffered serious burns. Her dress caught fire and she was airlifted from Haiti to Miami where she spent six weeks in the Intensive Care Burn Unit at Jackson Memorial, under the care of the physicians from UM. Eventually she made a full recovery.
Dr. Ford is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons (England), the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the American Academy of Paediatrics. He received his bachelor's degree in public and international affairs, cum laude, from Princeton University, and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He also received his M.H.A. (Master of Health Administration) degree from the School of Policy, Planning and Development at the University of Southern California.
The mission of Little Haiti Health Center in Miami-Dade County is to protect, prevent disease, promote and improve the health of all residents and visitors of Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County irrespective of the person's race, color, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation or national origin and improve the general condition of health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county community effort.
Little Haiti Health Center constantly strives to find creative solutions and manage available resources wisely through concerted efforts. The Health Department has a published directory of testing and treatment centers all across Florida for varieties of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, including HIV.
Any person in the Little Haiti area who is 13 years old or more, needs our assistance may contact: Miami-Dade County Health Dept. Little Haiti Health Center, Phone Number: 305-795-2100 (main).
Little Haiti Health Center
300 NE 80th Ter, Miami, FL 33138
The Work carried out by the Cuban Medical Brigade in Haiti is only second to none.
Among the many donor nations that helped Haiti in treating the earthquake victims, the name of Cuba with its medical teams will always remain at the forefront. They were the first to set up medical facilities among the debris and to revamp hospitals immediately after the earthquake struck. A medical brigade of 1,200 Cubans with its doctors and nurses had operated all over earthquake-torn and cholera-infected Haiti, they worked non-stop, day and night, with operating rooms open 18 hours a day which could easily put US efforts to shame. The Cuban Medical Brigade is a part of Fidel Castro's international medical mission. It has won the hearts of many socialist and underprivileged nations, but little international recognition.
Here is a picture that you might want to start getting familiar with if you are living in Haiti. Telemedicine or medecine via web cam has been introduced in Haiti that provides doctors at a Haiti hospital with access to around-the-clock medical support.
New Videoconferencing Program trains Haitian Doctors in Trauma and Intensive Care Treatment
The University of Miami (UM) Miller School of Medicine is helping trauma room doctors in Haiti treat patients, who are suffering from many types of critical injuries and conditions. UM has begun a telemedicine service that offers 24-hour medical support via instant video communication. The videoconferencing is a cost-effective method, needing only a laptop with a webcam. The service, which began in December of 2014, has UM trauma specialists interact with emergency room (EM) doctors, working in the trauma and critical section of Port-au-Prince's Bervard Mevs Hospital.
Haiti's healthcare infrastructure is underdeveloped, and only made worse by 2010's earthquake, which it has not yet recovered from. Haitian doctors don't receive sufficient training in trauma treatment, and supplies can be difficult to obtain.
The Center for Haitian Studies, Health, and Human Services, Inc. (CHS) was created following the confusion about the causes AIDS epidemic in the 1980s. Haitians were one of the group of people unjustly labeled as high risk for AIDS and also for the transmission of the disease. Haitians in turn felt at the time that they were victims of this because of their status as immigrants and black. The felt that the larger society did not want them to be in the United States.
With the creation of the Center for Haitian Studies, Haitians were more willing to seek help there as this was a Haitian facility witht e goal to help Haitians. The Haitian who were affected by the AIDS virus were more willing to come to such a facility to get treatment.
From those early and shaky beginning, Center for Haitian Studies has managed to become a real actor in the lives of many Haitians in Miami-Dade county as well as to other ethnic community of South Florida.
The Center for Haitian Studies is now considered one of the few successful counseling program for Haitian Americans affected by HIV/AIDS. The center now offers a wide range of medical services in the Haitian community, including: , OB/GYN,, Pediatric care, Family Medicine, HIV, AIDS, HIV Testing, HIV Counseling, Outreach, Education, Doctor, Health, Clinic
Center For Haitian Studies
8260 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33138
Tel: +1(305) 757 9555
Fax: +1(305) 756 8023
Here is a picture of Dr. Yvette Bonny. She is one of the a greatest Haitian intelligentsia figure. She has been honored for her achievement in teaching and her outstanding services to the medical community. The Haitian-Canadian physician, Dr. Yvette Bonny Dr. Yvette Bonny was the first doctor in Quebec to complete successfully bone marrow transplant.
One of us has been honored by one of the most prestigious institutions in the United states. Haitian-American Dr. Marie-Louise Jean-Baptiste from the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) has been awarded with Faculty Prize for Excellence in Teaching by the Harvard Medical School's 2013 Charles McCabe. This kind of honors have only been awarded to the most outstanding teachers of the Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Marie-Louise Jean-Baptiste received this award in 2013 in recognition of her outstanding teaching skills through her mentoring, guiding and educating the next generation of physicians
She has been an excellent role model in her community.
After her graduation from the Faculty of Medicine of the State University of Haiti, Dr. Marie-Louise Jean-Baptiste received training in internal medicine at Cambridge Hospital. She is a primary care physician at the CHA, working with the Homeless Program and people infected with the HIV virus
Very interesting study by prominent Haitian physician Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster. According to his research, People from the Caribbean who come to live in the US see a decline in their health over the years. Dr. Boutin-Foster associates the health decline among Caribbean nationals to mainly a sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy diets, loss of major sources of social support, and greater stress in the new environment.