The Caribbean island nation of Haiti is barely a two-hour flight from Miami, yet worlds away. For the past 13 years, UM medical and nursing faculty and students have reached out to Haiti with lifesaving care through Project Medishare. While in Haiti, the students assist Project Medishare and Haitian Ministry Health workers with community care and prevention activities in the central plateau region of Thomonde. At the Project Medishare Clinic, students they administer vaccines and offer other basic health care services. During home visits they offer nutritional assessments of children and pregnant women. “The needs can be overwhelming,” notes student Ivette Cardelli. “But you provide education, a bit of extra time, and this grows and makes an impact.”

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