In Memory of Dr. Serge Châlons

(1953 – 2024)

It is with great sadness that the Global Balance Foundation and Si Yuan Balance Method announce the passing of Dr. Serge Châlons on May 11, 2024 at the age of 71. A pediatrician and nutritionist, he was also a dedicated activist in Martinique. His commitment to improving the health and well-being of the Caribbean population was profound, with a special focus on the children of Haiti. Dr. Châlons was more than just a pediatrician; one of his final endeavors was to seek compensation for those affected by the toxic pesticide chlordecone. Known throughout the Caribbean, he aided many children through the association he founded, Enfants Soleil Avenir, and his numerous humanitarian trips to Haiti with Médecins du Monde.(1)

As part of the Global Balance Foundation (GBF), he played a pivotal role in initiating GBF’s endeavors in Haiti, facilitated by a partnership between ESA Caraïbe and GBF. With the invaluable assistance of Patrice Lefaucheur they organized the first mission to Haiti in 2018.

The purpose of the first mission was to demonstrate the power of Dr. Tan’s Balance Method to the local community and to identify an appropriate health facility for a subsequent visit by a full team of acupuncturists. His connection to the local population was crucial; he not only introduced the team but also explained their work before each session and translated into Creole whenever necessary.

“I would like to pay tribute to the immense commitment of my friend Serge in supporting everyone’s health.  He always knew how to provide clear advice, adapted to local contexts, with a lot of patience and kindness. He encouraged independence, hope, and the dignity of communities. Serge was passionate about natural medicine that was both traditional and innovative. I will remember a man with a deep love for life that combined curiosity, professional rigor, humor, and spirituality.” – Dr. Delphine Armand

“Serge was a beautiful example of strength and grace, curiosity and creativity, wisdom and empathy. 

Every time I saw him in class or on mission, it made me glad to have him with us. I knew there would be many deep conversations as well as deafening laughter!”  – Dr. Paul Wang