Project Medishare meets with South Florida delegates
By Jennifer Browning
At the request of Representative Kendrick Meek and the South Florida delegation, Dr. Michel Dodard and Ellen Powers, representing Project Medishare and The Global Institute at the University of Miami, joined the Florida lawmakers for a lunch meeting on Monday.
Dr. Dodard and Ms. Powers spoke to the group about The Global Institute and Project Medishare’s programs in Haiti, including the Integrated Community Development Program in Marmont and Project Medishare’s ongoing community health program in Thomonde. Dr. Dodard also discussed the details of the University of Miami’s workforce development program, which focuses on training Haitian residents to be family doctors in Cap Haitian.
The Global Institute is seeking funding from the U.S. government for these programs supported and led by Representative Wasserman Shultz. The Florida representatives were very supportive of the programs.