For the past five weeks, Dr. Jory Desir from Cap-Haitien, Haiti, has been working with Maine Medical Center's urology team in Maine as a guest of Dr. Samuel B. Broaddus. This educational exchange is part of Konbit Sante's ongoing program to build capacity within the health workforce at all levels in Cap-Haitien, Haiti's second largest city.
While at Maine Medical Center, Dr. Desir is focusing on mastery of several urological diagnostic and treatment skill sets including ultrasound, endoscopy and radiography. These are skills that will help him better serve his patients in Cap-Haitien.
Dr. Desir recently completed a urologic residency at Justinian University Hospital in Cap-Haitien and received additional training in Amiens, France. Upon his return to Haiti in June, Dr. Desir will assume a leadership role in urology at Justinian University Hospital, Haiti's second largest public hospital. This 250-bed hospital serves an estimated population of 825,000 people.
Dr. Broaddus is a Konbit Sante board member and one of the organization's volunteer clinical team. He has been active with Konbit Sante in Haiti since 2003 and, prior to that, volunteered at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in central Haiti.
Our thanks go to Maine Medical Center and Maine Medical Partners Urology for allowing Dr. Desir to further his education, improve his clinical skills and ultimately provide better urological care to the people of northern Haiti.