The International Health Professions Network - IHPN - believes that medicine and technology, coupled with education, can empower people and improve lives. Anyone can make a difference. Join us!
Our mission is to provide clinical and health educational services to underserved populations within the African Diaspora.
We endeavor to provide the basic health services, resources, and training that will enable people within our targeted communities to be healthy, and with assisted programs to be self-sustaining.
IHPN is a grassroots, volunteer-driven group founded in 1990 and administered by young, dynamic, and creative health professionals of color.
Since 1990, IHPN has successfully treated patients in eight countries. We have provided dental and medical care in communities of Belize, Cameroon, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Ghana, Senegal, and The Gambia. In April 1999, during a historic educational tour of Havana, Cuba, IHPN established ties of communication with Cuban public health officials.
In an effort to meet their specific health and educational needs, IHPN has closely collaborated with public health officials of host countries. Field service programs and work tours are organized upon invitation by a country's Ministry of Health, by concerned individuals, or by non-governmental organizations. In addition, IHPN has donated over $300,000 in medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, and supplies to identified communities of the Caribbean and Africa.
Our Services Include
HIV Counseling / Training
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Oral Hygiene Education
Nursing Services / Training
Nutrition & Lactation Education
Preventive Dental Care
Public Health Administration
Community Health Fairs
Graduate Student Internship Program
Guest Lecture Series
Holistic Health and Wellness Conference
Future programs will include establishing continuous health services in Ghana and Haiti as well as a comprehensive health education project in Belize.
Who We Are
Susan Stukes, DDS - President
Nana Ataa Ofosu-Benefo, MS, RD, CDN - Vice President
Leah Bennett, MA - Secretary
Tyler Hemingway - Treasurer
CharLinda Bennett-Goromo - Parliamentarian
Board of Trustees
Yvette Collins, DDS
Peggy Timothé, DDS, MPH
Daphne Michelle Titus