Contestant: CUGH-Pulitzer 2016 Global Health Video Competition (Advocacy Category)
Building an ENT Program in Haiti: Piti Piti Zwazo fe Nich
CUGH-Pulitzer 2016 Global Health Video Competition Contestant (Advocacy Category)
ENT/Otolaryngology is one of the worldâ€™s most neglected medical fields.Â Most of the worldâ€™s poorest countries have no ENT physicians let alone an ENT residency department.Â This leaves countless patients with head and neck cancer, facial trauma, hearing loss, and dozens of other life threatening or life altering conditions with no options for medical care.Â In this video, we describe how Haiti, the western hemisphereâ€™s poorest country, was able to establish its first ENT residency program in 2001.Â While the program still faces many challenges, it has successfully trained 17 Haitian physicians, treated thousands of patients, and performed hundreds of surgeries.Â The creation of the department would not have been possible without dedicated help from teams from the France and the United States that helped to train the head of the department and provide ongoing education in both the class room and operating room.Â We hope that the successes demonstrated by Haitiâ€™s program can inspire other universities, organizations, or individuals to partner with one of the many countries around the world still without any formal ENT care.
Maxwell Kligerman, Dominique Daurisca, Anahuma Alexandre, Shaina Lamour, David Ambroise, Etienne Gessica, Brice Stanley, StFleur David, Patrick Jean Gilles