Dr. Joel S. Charles, MD-MPA , Health Mobile Clinic Coordinator
Doctor Charles has many years experience in Public Health and Development in the Caribbean, Africa and the United States. Extensive background in the development, implementation and evaluation of Public Health and Emergency Programs including Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD’s), HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and febrile diseases, Expanded Program of Immunization (EPI), Integrated Control of Diarrheal Diseases (CDD), Chronic and Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI), Motivational, Youth and Women Programs. Experienced in advocacy, training and development of prototype curricula for mobilization, education for various health professionals.
General Coordinator and CEO, 2010-present:
Initiative Nationale pour la Coordinarion de L’Action Haitienne (INCAH) Play a key role in the deliverance of the American AID, Coordinating AID programs as far as Food Distribution and Mobile Clinic to the refugees camps and the people victimized by the Earthquake area of January 12, 2010 in Haiti. Development of psycho-social and empowerment approach toward affected population particularly youth, women and newly challenged individuals.
State University of Haiti, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy (Haiti) 1977‑1983- Doctorate Degree in General Medicine. St. Joseph Hospital – Jacmel – Haiti 1983-1984–Resident in General Medicine-Clinical Director’. Provided care to inpatients and outpatients, managed mobile clinic for the rural communities, and provided primary care to a target population of 10,000
New York University, Graduate School of Public Administration (New York) 1986‑1988. Masters Degree in Health Services Administration.
UNICEF/ Haiti 1990-1994 Health and Nutrition Coordinator. Responsible for collaborating with MOH and other counterparts in the development of a Nutrition and ARI National Strategy. Monitored utilization of programs’ funds to ensure appropriate disbursement.
UNICEF/ Haiti 1990‑1991 CDD Program Officer. Responsible for monitoring the implementation of CDD programs nationwide including the supply and distribution of ORS at various levels of the health care system. Advised the MOH on appropriate long-term strategies in CDD and nutrition programs for integration with national services and programs’ sustainability.
Medical Clinic of Musseau/Haiti 2002- to present.
Dr Charles has been a member of Chambre de l’Enfance Necessiteuse Haitienne “CENH” 1998 to 2004, and FSEH. Now officially join the team of ARCF/Save the Kids in 2015.