The Association of Haitian Physicians Abroad (AMHE), was founded in August
1972, by a group of Haitian physicians determined to mark their presence as
a growing ethnic entity in America, to foster professional alliances, and to
promote the health and interest of the Haitian immigrant community at large.
The first general assembly, which took place in New York's Harlem Hospital
on November 12, 1972, brought together sixty-four physicians with a common
agenda. Their objectives, subsequently sanctioned in the Article of
Incorporation and bylaws of the association, were laid down as follows:
- To help the Haitian physician in the fulfillment of his professional and
- To serve as advocate for the Haitian immigrant community in health related
- To cultivate professional ties, with the Alma mater.
- To contribute to the advancement of medicine and the betterment of public
health in Haiti.
The essence of the association has been defined by its obligations toward
its members, toward the Haitian community and toward our home land. The news
of the creation of AMHE was received with great enthusiasm by Haitian
physicians in various parts of the North American Continent, and soon
several local chapters were created.
Thus, came into being:
- The New York Chapter
- The Baltimore/Washington Chapter in March,1973
- The Chicago Chapter founded in April, 1973
- The Saint Louis Chapter founded in May 1973
- The Montreal Chapter founded in November, 1974
- The New Jersey Chapter founded in October, 1988
- The South Florida Chapter founded in 1989
- The Louisiana Chapter founded in February, 2014
Courtesy of Rémy Obas, MD
Courtesy of Laurent Pierre Phillippe MD
** Courtesy of Constant Pierre Louis MD