Tell us about your partnerships
We partner with facilities in different areas of Haiti; Hospital St. Rapheal, Center Medico, ClinicA medical Center and Peredo Community Hospital. Each has a medical director who is responsible for academic activities and logistics for our volunteers. We also partner with Faculté des Sciences Infirmières de l’Université Episcopale d’Haïti in Léogâne, where their graduate nurses will expand knowledge through our task-shifting program. Moreover, we have partnered with the Diaspora Community Services in Brooklyn, New York who have helped identify families interested in the program.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
We are targeting volunteer providers from academic medical centers in the United States who are interested in a global health experience. In addition, we are seeking out volunteers that are interested in a bilateral knowledge exchange experience. We believe this will provide DUFH with a strong volunteer corps with an academic focus, to not only enhance the credibility of the organization but also bring best practices to Haiti’s healthcare professionals. We will focus our recruitment strategies towards leading university and academic medical centers.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
DUFH’s operating environment in collaboration with academic institutions will provide continuous access to resources that will help keep the organization and its volunteers current on medical, business and ICT. In addition, we will be able to access the human capital necessary to scale up DUFH’s operations. Moreover, the internal organizational factor in DUFH’s strategy to recruit board members from academic medical centers provides a volunteer corps, organizations that provide Information Technology support and those that bring access to the Haitian diaspora community ensures DUFH’s credibility and sustainability. In addition, we will continue our partnership with the Ministry of Health and assist other NGOs.
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