Hands Up for Haiti
Journal Excerpt: Through the eyes of a volunteer (part 2)
Posted on October 22, 2011
Author: Jayant “Jay” Kairam While core medical skills, triaging and differential diagnosis are very translatable to my professional environment, where we must prioritize in service delivery and amongst finite resources. What needs to be addressed now? What can wait? What can subsist with basic service? Assess the problem and identify solutions. The right recommendations must […]
HUFH Journal Excerpt: Through the eyes of a volunteer
Posted on October 19, 2011
Author: Jayant “Jay” Kairam “I found the daily visage of the cruise ship a too perfect analogy for the historic barriers the country continues to face. How can a place so close to so much wealth be so far away?” As the sole non-health professional on the team, I had to sort of explain my […]
Summary: A successful trip
Posted on October 18, 2011
This was our first educational mission for students and residents and I believe it was a success. The members of our team worked very well with the staff at HVH and our translators. Even Jay, who was non medical volunteer served an important role in helping with logistics and registration, as well as helping to […]
Hands Up for Haiti partners with SOIL!
Posted on September 27, 2011
Author: Dr. Mary Ann Lofrumento SHADA, Cap Haitien SHADA: An extremely poor area in Cap-Haitien. The garbage-filled landscape there is peppered with crude shacks, unclothed children dirty from the mud, and mothers whose eyes have been robbed of any hope. Shada literally means misery in Creole, which is an unfortunate description of the slum. Hands […]
Hands Up for Haiti partners with Haiti Hospital Appeal
Posted on September 15, 2011
After returning to Cap Haitian, Tiffany Keenan, Judy and I were able to visit Haiti Hospital Appeal and Nate Nickerson from Konbit Sante. Carwyn and Reninca, a young couple from the UK have established a mini hospital that is amazing. Powered by solar panels, they have a spinal cord injury unit and are building a […]
HUFH Partners with Haiti Village Health
Posted on August 22, 2011
Tiffany Keenan: Dr. Keenan worked with us to ensure that everything went smoothly. Problems were addressed as a group and solutions proposed. Tiffany very much wants to continue working with Hands Up for Haiti on collaborative efforts to improve medical care in Cap Haitien and the surrounding communities. They will welcome future teams who wish […]
Education all around.
Posted on August 10, 2011
Students & Residents Each one of our students had to prepare in advance a topic to discuss with the group and after the debriefing, they took turns presenting to the group. This included the Haitian staff and Dr. Brinvert. The topics covered were Malaria/Dengue; HIV- AIDS, Malnutrition, Parasites and Parasitic diseases, and Diarrheal Disease including […]
School’s Out! More Blitz.
Posted on July 30, 2011
Drive to Work Because of the flooded condition of the roadways, we took a truck to the village of Monbin. The people of nearby Noman also came to this clinic. Volume The set up was the same but here we had a larger church that had better natural light. The pastor was very helpful […]
Vaccination Station at Guiotant
Posted on July 18, 2011
Children holding their medical records. VACCINATION STATION Vaccines were given by the Agent Sante’s under the supervision of Alysha, a public health nurse working at HVH, and Judy, our HUFH pediatric nurse. The vaccines were DPT, oral polio, and a Measles, Rubella combination. The vaccines for the day were picked up by Santos, HVH manager, […]
Ready. Set, Go!
Posted on June 28, 2011
MORNING HIKE On both days, we set out early for our 45 minute hike to the village of Guiotant. We climbed up and down muddy hills and then walked on a long stretch of beach. Before we got to the village we had to take small fishing boats across a river. This was quite an […]