Medical Mission to Dajabon, DR April 26, 2014 to
May 4, 2014 completed.
Next Mission November 2014.
Dr. Humberto Jimenez Named New President of Waves of Health
The Board of Directors of Waves of Health (WOH) has announced the election of Dr. Humberto Jimenez as President. He succeeds Dr. Christopher Boni, a co-founder of the organization, who has served in that capacity the last eight years. Dr. Jimenez is also a co-founder of Waves of Health and has served as its Vice President.Waves of Health, based in New Jersey, is a non profit organization dedicated to help bring modern medical care to developing communities and to educate health care professionals about health problems in underserved communities in the developing world. Since its founding in 2007, Waves of Health has provided bi-yearly service to communities in the Dominican Republic.Humberto R. Jimenez, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP, currently serves as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Infectious Diseases at JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ. Dr. Jimenez received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, and completed his residency training at St. Michael’s Medical Center. At JFK, he coordinates the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. He is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist and a Practicing HIV Pharmacist, a certification provided by the American Academy of HIV Medicine. One morning a week, he collaborates with attending physicians, ID fellows, nurses, case managers, and other health care providers to manage the care of HIV-infected patients at the Peter Ho Clinic in Newark, NJ."During the eight years I have been president of Waves of Health (WOH), I have been fortunate to have worked with Dr. Humberto Jimenez - and blessed to call him a true friend. I first met ‘Umbe’ when we were planning our first mission to the Dominican Republic. Over the years, Dr. Jimenez has always been there for me and WOH. I am grateful and most pleased to announce that Dr. Jimenez is now president of 'Waves.' I know he will lead our organization to new heights."
The Ebola Crisis in West Africa
Waves of Health a humanitarian organization dedicated to help bring modern medical care to developing communities and to educate health care professionals about health problems in underserved communities in the developing world has been watching recent tragic developments in West Africa. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1,700 people there have been infected by the suspected Ebola virus since its symptoms were first observed in March. More than 900 have died, including health care professionals, as of August 6. Waves of Health offers our thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families affected by this horrific virus --- and to our colleagues who are committed to saving their lives.
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