Stories

A Pediatrician’s First Experience in Haiti

Haiti Trip-May, 2015 by  Dr. Janet Schairer This was my first trip to Haiti as well as my first international health experience. Nothing can really prepare you for what to expect. I think the first thing I noticed on the ride from the airport to our compound was the incredible poverty. The second thing was […]

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HUFH & Pace University School of Nursing Collaborate to Teach Neonatal Resuscitation Skills

COLLABORATION AT ITS BEST TO BENEFIT HAITI On Tuesday May 19, Hands Up for Haiti collaborated with Promoting Health in Haiti to teach Neonatal Resuscitation skills and Helping Babies Breathe to visiting Haitian nurse practitioner students. The session, which was held at the Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing, was organized by Promoting Health in […]

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The “One”

Regina Clark, Co-Leader, March 2015 As this was not my first trip, I had some preconceived notions of what type of medical maladies I would encounter among such severely underserved Haitians, especially the children.  Commonly, for each volunteer there always seems to be one case that stands out as “The ONE’ among the hundreds we […]

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A Visit to Partners In Health

Lauren Blum, Team Member March 2015 It’s 5 am the morning after the end of a weeklong, successful volunteer mission trip with an amazing group of diverse and dedicated volunteers. The other volunteers are already home, and Dr. Jill Ratner and I and our Haitian medical team: Dr. Manol Isac, Dr. Dieula Toussaint, Dr. Billy Isac, and […]

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Memory – A Mother and Daughter Share Their Reflections

The Daughter: MEMORY Memory is a very important part of your life. Without memory, one would not be able to remember life experiences, the names of the people they love, those who they impacted, or were impacted by. Another important thing in life is the act of compassion which can be seen in selfless action […]

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Bringing “Helping Babies Survive” to Haiti: Giving every newborn a chance to live.

By Dr. Jill Ratner, President and Co-Founder, HUFH. Trip Leader, March 2015 On this most recent trip to Haiti, we delivered our first Master Training in Essential Newborn Care: Helping Babies Survive. We had planned for thirty doctors, nurses and nursing students to come for our full day seminar to introduce the AAP program that […]

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One Moment of Compassion-Two Hearts Respond

The Physician: The most poignant moment of the this trip for me came when I toured the public hospital. I was with another physician, a nurse, and a student. As we toured, we saw how much could be done with so little. The parents were at the bedside helping with care. The moment came when […]

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Hands Up for Haiti Meets LitWorld

Last Tuesday in Port-au-Prince, HUFH enjoyed a wonderful visit with Nadine and the LitClub, a program run by LitWorld for Haitian youth. Dr Jill Ratner, HUFH founder, Dr Manol Isac, our Haitian executive director, and Lauren Blum, a pediatric nurse practitioner and active HUFH volunteer, presented on early care of the newborn and the importance […]

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Our Stories: The Ophthalmology Team In Action

To save a life is to save the world. An ancient saying, it perfectly captures how our actions impact the people of Haiti. Here is one such story, related by Dr. Beth Bromberg, who recently returned from her annual ophthalmology trip. About a year and a half ago, Pastor Wiljean, who runs the Open Door […]

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NEW PROJECT UNDERWAY: Sponsor a Nurse

Bringing a Nurse’s Training and Compassion to Communities in Need We all know how important health care is to a local community, especially those in developing countries like Haiti. During her 9 weeks in Haiti late last year, Hope Bechard, R.N., a Canadian volunteer and HUFH board member, was able to observe firsthand how much […]

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