Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Wed 06 Mar - Wed 13 Mar, 2002
(Session 395)

no photo available Erve Bottex (Faculty)

Country/Region: USA

Columbia University

HIV/AIDS Family Services Coordinator, Volunteers of America, Hawthorne, New York; Former Community Health Division Director for Rural Haiti

Most Recently Attended: (1996)
Health Care Partnerships: Meeting the Needs of Underserved Communities
(Session 334)

Biography:
Erve Bottex is HIV/AIDS Family Services Coordinator for Volunteers of America, New York, USA. His work involves advocacy for HIV/AIDS infected and affected families, and the representation of clients in obtaining and maintaining social and financial benefits. Dr. Bottex is currently completing a Master of Public Health at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Bottex served as the community health director in rural Haiti at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Deschapelles. He was responsible for a community-based program promoting rural health care and social development. He has conducted community-based intervention in malnutrition rehabilitation, and trained and supervised directly observed tuberculosis therapy. Dr. Bottex served as the project manager for the Maternal and Child Health Program at the Christian Mission of Pignon, where he trained health workers in managing maternal and child health as well as family planning. He received a diploma in tropical medicine and public health from the Swiss Tropical Institute in Basel, Switzerland, and an M.D. from Haiti State University, Port-au-Prince. Dr. Bottex served as a faculty member at Salzburg Seminar Session 334, Health Care Partnerships: Meeting the Needs of Underserved Communities, 1996.