Reaching out to the global community

Dr. Dwight Moulin, professor in the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology, travelled in February 2012 with a Haitian outreach program to volunteer his time treating the Haitian community in an outpatient clinic.

Haiti has long suffered from poverty, lack of education and political instability. Following the catastrophic earthquake in 2010, addressing the country’s dire health care needs became a priority for the global community.

Dr. Moulin, along with five other doctors working in the Haitian clinic, treated about 500 patients in the span of a week – an undertaking that was both physically and emotionally exhausting for the team. Despite the long days, the team was committed to providing the best care. “My intent for this mission was to help these people," said Dr. Moulin.