By Jennifer Browning
After a meeting with Haitian President Rene Preval last week, Preval expressed excitement about Project Medishare and The Global Insitute at the University of Miami’s many programs and initiatves focused in the Central Plateau.
On Tuesday, June 16 Dr. Barth Green, Ellen Powers, Marie Chery, from the Global Institute at the University of Miami and Project Medishare, along with Pasha and Angele Vorbe and Marissa Merove-Pierre from the Support Group for Project Medishare in Haiti, met with President Preval regarding a variety of ongoing programs focused in Haiti’s Central Plateau.
The discussion mostly centered around the program activities of The Global Institute & Project Medishare in the Central Plateau with a major focus on the Integrated Community Development Program in Marmont. Dr. Green also talked about how he is spearheading the effort for the construction of the first trauma hospital in the country, in collaboration with Jackson Memorial Hospital, the University of Miami and local partners in Haiti.
President Preval expressed his full support for these initiatives reinforcing the national development efforts toward economic growth and poverty reduction.
The President is planning a site visit to the Integrated Community Development Program in Marmont in the near future to get first hand knowledge of the progress being made in this region.