Haiti Village Health

A Most Challenging Mission- Part One- The Rains Came

by Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento This was my seventh Global Health trip to Haiti, and I felt very confident leading this team of fourteen doctors, nurses and volunteers. We had been planning for months and preparing for weeks. The plan was to arrive in Cap Haitien and then head west to the remote fishing region […]

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Journal Excerpt: Through the eyes of a volunteer (part 2)

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 […]

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Summary: A successful trip

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 […]

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HUFH Partners with Haiti Village Health

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 […]

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Ready. Set, Go!

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 […]

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June Trip: Team Report Day 1

Morning We arrived in CAP and were picked up by Dennrik Abrahan, medical student and coordinator for Haiti Village Health. . We traveled to Bod me Limbe, a two hour ride from Cap Haitien, in an open air Tap Tap. The students enjoyed seeing the countryside and greeting the people along the way. Afternoon The […]

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