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.