The Senate President

We started with Mass at 0700. Many of us are not religious, but that’s not why you attend Mass here. Father Rick Frechete, one of the founders of St. Luke’s, holds Mass each morning to honor the dead appropriately. The Mass, unfortunately, is a daily funeral.

Posted in 2014 February, Culture, Haiti, Patient Stories, St. Luke's Hospital, Training

The Tsunami at dinner

We woke up early on our second day in Haiti. It was the first day of training and we would be busy from start to finish. We walked the mile to St. Luke’s Hospital; we were covered in dust by the time we got there.

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

Lost & Found

Five of the February team members boarded the plane at Logan Airport in Boston; our sixth member, Nicole, was taking a different flight so we were planning to meet her in Haiti. Our flights were scheduled to land only an hour apart, so we thought

Posted in 2014 February, Culture, Haiti

Haiti and the METI Project

Are you a health care professional who has an interest in international health?  Are you interested in improving medical care in Haiti? Take a look at the great work being done by the METI Project.  You can read about the … Continue reading

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Haiti and the METI Project

Are you a health care professional who has an interest in international health?  Are you interested in improving medical care in Haiti? Take a look at the great work being done by the METI Project.  You can read about the … Continue reading

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Haiti Earthquake: 4 Years Later

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Haiti Earthquake: 4 Years Later

Originally posted on NPH Haiti Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital:
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Operation Santa

Greetings from Miami! Our team had a great week in Haiti – it was both productive and inspiring. We started our last day with a final trip to St. Luke’s for a tabletop discussion with the nurses on understanding sepsis. Though they have had many

Posted in 2013 December, Haiti, Orphanage

A Good Day!

The team got up and out of the villa early this morning to get to St. Luke’s hospital for the clinic day. We spoke with the nurses about what they expected as far as help from us, and what changes to the triage system they

Posted in 2013 December, Haiti, St. Luke's Hospital, Training

Progress is being made!

So we’re back in Haiti. Due to airport delays, our first day should have been our second day. It was challenging, to say the least, to get everyone through customs, meet up with our ride – which involved armed guard intervention! – and arrive at

Posted in 2013 December, Haiti, St. Luke's Hospital

Compassion in Haiti

I entered a simple room, seeing familiar metallic medical objects and hearing the beep of a heart monitor reporting each contraction to the hospital staff. The musty, humid air and the smell of infection control agents sting the nostrils of new visitors to this sterile

Posted in 2013 October, Haiti, Patient Stories, St. Luke's Hospital, Training

Finding Our Bearings

We arrived at the cramped airport to face a frenzied mob of travelers all clambering for their bags. Once all our team members found each other, we gathered for the quick ride to Villa Francesca. There were still a few signs of the heavy rains

Posted in Haiti, Villa Francesca

Haiti Travel Tips

We’ve found our rhythm. We wake early and head off to triage. Three of us help the nurses in triage, while Travis and I teach a class to the Technicians. Because Reneau is in triage, my friend Dimitry assists us with translation in the class.

Posted in Culture, Haiti

Day 4: Heartbreak

On Thursday we woke early, had some coffee, and went on our way. We had three people to help triage the patients before they were seen. We were prepared with blood pressure cuffs and oxygen saturation sensors that we didn’t bring with us on the

Posted in Culture, Haiti

rollercoaster

After completing 10 surgeries that day, candlelight mass was a nice moment of relaxation and thought.  The busy operative day …

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Posted in Culture, Haiti, Patient Stories

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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