The Integrated Community Development Program

The Integrated Community Development Program is a community-driven, multi-disciplinary approach to lifting villages in developing countries out of the poverty that afflicts more than a billion people worldwide. The Integrated Community Development Program plans to provide early successes on how to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - clear targets for reducing poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women - by 2015.

The Partnership Rationale

Given the need to impact the extreme inequality and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean, Project Medishare for Haiti is partnering with The Global Institute at the University of Miami Miller school of Medicine to extend the Integrated Community Development Program to the western hemisphere, and, in particular, to the poorest country in the western hemisphere: Haiti.

The partnership between Project Medishare and the Global Institute is among the first opportunities to extend the Integrated Community Development Program model throughout the developing region of Latin America and the Caribbean -- the most unequal region in the world.

Specific Site Selection in Haiti

The initial village will be established in the Central Plateau community of Marmont. To find out more information on Marmont, please click here.

Partner Roles and Responsibilities

In broad terms, the Global Institute at the University of Miami Miller School will assume primary responsibility for overall project development, management, and "on-the-ground" deployment. Project Medishare for Haiti will provide project deployment and implement the Integrated Community Development Program.