Duke Global Health Institute Partner Spotlight: FHM Builds Women’s Health Center in Haiti

March 18, 2016

March 15, 2016

To call David Walmer modest would be an understatement. The Duke associate professor of global health who works as a reproductive endocrinologist is fond of saying, “I am completely unqualified to be doing anything that we’re doing here (in Haiti).”

But what Walmer has built—together with his indefatigable wife, Kathy Walmer, an adjunct professor at Duke—is nothing short of remarkable.

The Walmers founded the Durham, North Carolina-based Family Health Ministries (FHM), a non-profit that provides a broad range of health care services in several communities in Haiti and conducts women’s health research. Kathy is FHM’s executive director and David is the board chair.

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Representatives of the UNC School of Nursing, Rhonda Lanning and Leslie Hackenbracht traveled to Haiti last week with Family Health Ministries. They were in country for the opening of the new Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center. The Center saw more than 50 patients during their first 3 days of operation. It was wonderfulRead More

The Global Health PLUS (Placement of Life Changing Usable Surplus) Program, in association with Duke Global Health Institute, allowed Family Health Ministries to glean hospital equipment from inventory to use for the Carmelle Voltaire Women’s Health Center in Haiti. The mission of Duke Global Health PLUS is to make this surplus medical equipmentRead More

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