The Great Roof Debate

We left Joe’s house early and began walking through the village. We were beginning our journey to the health-care clinic, but nothing is direct here in Ghana. Our first stop was to visit a ‘concerned citizen’ member’s house. Second, we stopped by

Posted in Ghana

It Takes A Village

As we know from our previous METI Project trips, trust and relationships are the keys to success. We need to build a relationship with our partners to execute any strategy. We have been working on this project for a long time, and

Posted in Ghana

Community Health

We have been on the continent of Africa for a little over 72 hours and have seen a full spectrum of social and economic conditions that begin to show us the framework of our project.   Once we left the capital city

Posted in Ghana

Ghana: Chapter 1

As we left Accra, like any good EMS person, my mind was filled with countless operational questions that would need to be answered in order to design an EMS system for the village of Enyan Abaasa and its surrounding area. I wondered

Posted in Ghana

Mission: Ghana!

As we prepare the METI team to visit Ghana for the first time, we consider the events of this week. We have always carefully considered the safety of our team, and made it top priority. Our last Haiti trip, for example, was moved to June

Posted in Ghana

Haiti and the Red Cross

Listen, I’m no expert on Haiti, disaster relief, or reconstruction efforts – but since I’ve blogged about my experiences in Haiti, I felt the need to comment on two stories that surfaced yesterday. ProPublica and NPR launched a joint investigation … Continue reading

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Haiti and the Red Cross

Listen, I’m no expert on Haiti, disaster relief, or reconstruction efforts – but since I’ve blogged about my experiences in Haiti, I felt the need to comment on two stories that surfaced yesterday. ProPublica and NPR launched a joint investigation … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized

Reunited

Day 2 – we headed to the hospital this morning, excited to see everyone again. We placed our supplies in the ICU area and went off to find staff we knew from previous trips. We rounded with the doctors, which is always nice. They go

Posted in 2015 March, Orphanage

There will be other days.

As we waited to board the plane in Boston, I thought to myself that Americans just do not appreciate the luxury of travel these days. Others were waiting at the gate and appeared “dressed up.” We were not. We flew to JFK without trouble, then

Posted in 2015 March, Patient Stories, St. Luke's Hospital

Shopping on Amazon this holiday season?

If you plan on doing any of your holiday shopping on Amazon this holiday season, I’d like to persuade you to shop on Amazon Smile. What’s the difference you ask?  For you, there’s no difference whatsoever.  But your shopping could … Continue reading

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Shopping on Amazon this holiday season?

If you plan on doing any of your holiday shopping on Amazon this holiday season, I’d like to persuade you to shop on Amazon Smile. What’s the difference you ask?  For you, there’s no difference whatsoever.  But your shopping could … Continue reading

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First Impressions

Today began like most Mondays that I’ve come to know – I woke up at 0400 and got dressed so quickly that I hope everything’s on the right way! Today was different, though, because instead of heading to a shift at Emerson Hospital, I was

Posted in 2014 December, Culture, St. Luke's Hospital, Villa Francesca

Professional Ambulance and The METI Project Host Boston All For One 2014 Benefit for St. Luke Foundation for Haiti

Cambridge, MA (November 2014) – Professional Ambulance (Pro EMS) and The METI Project are pleased to be hosting an event to benefit the St. Luke Foundation for Haiti and St. Luke Hospital. The Boston All For One 2014 – St. Luke Foundation for Haiti party

Posted in Haiti, St. Luke's Hospital

The Rains of Tabarre

Team Leader Travis Jones sent the following update from Haiti on May 22: Sue and I flew into the airport through thick grey clouds. Reneau, who had arrived on an earlier flight, watched thirty minutes of heavy rain shortly before our plane landed. Almost immediately

Posted in 2014 May, St. Luke's Hospital, Training

And then there were 4 …

We arrived early at St. Luke’s on Thursday, as it was one of our two Clinic days for this week. There were almost 400 patients for the Clinic or the ED alone. Nicole worked in Triage, ensuring that the patients were placed in the right

Posted in 2014 February, Clinical Experience, Culture, Haiti, St. Luke's Hospital, Training

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The Great Roof Debate

We left Joe’s house early and began walking through the village. We were beginning our journey to the health-care clinic, but nothing is direct here in Ghana. Our first stop was to visit a ‘concerned citizen’ member’s house. Second, we stopped by

It Takes A Village

As we know from our previous METI Project trips, trust and relationships are the keys to success. We need to build a relationship with our partners to execute any strategy. We have been working on this project for a long time, and