Maxi Raymonville, MD
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Global Health Delivery
Maxi Raymonville is the Executive Director and the Chairman of the Board of the University Hospital Mirebalais. An obstetrician gynecologist by training, Dr. Raymonville has worked with Partners In Health in Haiti (Zanmi Lasante) for over 25 years, working across functions including clinical service, medical education, research and governance. Prior to his current role, Dr. Raymonville served as the Director of Proje Sante Fanm, the women’s health program at Zanmi Lasante (ZL) since 1995. Under his direction, the women’s health program expanded from a small one-room clinic in Cange to a region-wide initiative that operates at ZL-supported clinical sites in Haiti’s Central Department and the lower-Artibonite region. Proje Sante Fanm offers full obstetrical and gynecologic care, including comprehensive HIV care and treatment. Dr. Raymonville’s particular areas of interest include decreasing maternal mortality, increasing family planning rates, and preventing, detecting and treating cervical cancer.
Dr. Raymonville has extensive experience in programmatic implementation and scale-up in the Central Department and the Artibonite, working in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Dr. Raymonville also provides technical assistance and training at PIH’s partner organizations in Malawi and Rwanda in their women’s health programs. His extensive experience has proved incredibly valuable to the newer sites in creating programs to reduce maternal mortality and treat obstetrical complications.
Between 2004 and 2007, Dr. Raymonville directly supervised the implementation of the reproductive health program in Rwanda, building off of the model developed in Haiti by the PIH/ZL team. He has also provided technical assistance for country programs in sub-Saharan Africa through PIH partner organizations in Lesotho and Burundi in the implementation of programs aimed at reducing maternal mortality, increasing rates of family planning along with prevention, detection and treatment of cervical cancer.
Dr. Raymonville received his medical degree in 1990 from the School of Medicine at the State University of Haiti–La Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie de l’Universite d’Etat d’Haiti (FMP-UEH)–and has practiced at the Hospital Ste. Thérèse (Hinche, Haiti), Isaie Jeanty Maternity Hospital (Port-au-Prince, Haiti), and the Hospital CityMed (Port-au-Prince and Mirebalais, Haiti). Most recently, Dr. Raymonville completed the Global Health Delivery Summer Intensive Program at the Harvard School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Raymonville has traveled extensively to international conferences to present about the women’s health program in Haiti, including the XV International AIDS Conference in Thailand in 2004; the Third International AIDS Society Conference in Brazil in 2005; the XVI International AIDS Conference in Canada in 2006 and APHA in 2007.
His extensive efforts within Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante have earned Dr. Raymonville a myriad of recognition across the global health community. Among them is the esteemed Thomas J. White prize awarded in 2004 for his extraordinary efforts in expanding the HIV work of ZL and alleviating the suffering of its patients. In February of 2010, he was also awarded the title of Fellow in Global Health Delivery upon successful completion of the requirements of the fellowship administered by Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners In Health and the Haitian Ministry of Health.