Stories

HUFH Wins Henry Schein Cares Medal for Excellence in Expanding Access to Medical Care

We are proud to announce that Hands Up for Haiti was awarded the inaugural Henry Schein Cares Medal for medical health, an annual award given to an organization that demonstrates excellence in expanding access to medical care for the underserved. Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Henry Schein, Inc., […]

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A Glimpse at Conducting Public Health Research in Haiti

by Margaret Keneman At HUFH we know that healthcare is not just about treating medical problems; it is about identifying the source of the problem so that we can teach our patients how to prevent illness in the future. We also know that we have to be mindful, respectful, and culturally sensitive in our teachings. […]

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Teaching and Learning in Haiti: Making Connections with Haitian Youth

by Margaret Keneman Bonjou! Kommon ou ye? “Bonjou!,” which means “Hello!” in Haitian Creole, and “Kommon ou ye?,” meaning “How are you?,” are just a few of the expressions that our team practiced before meeting the Haitian youth groups that we would be teaching throughout the week. As part of the public health initiative on […]

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Our Incredible Volunteers

HUFH wants to congratulate Riley Dejong, a HUFH volunteer, on being awarded the NY State Senate’s Liberty Medal at the Women of Distinction event held earlier this month in Chappaqua, NY. Riley, a Lewisboro Volunteer Ambulance Corps Crew Chief and EMT, nursing student, and volunteer on our June 2014 mission, was on the Metro-North train […]

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Reflections on a Summer Mission

by Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento Summertime provided a unique opportunity for Hands Up for Haiti this July. Unlike so many of our missions that are focused on patient care in our various clinics, this particular trip emphasized the investigation of public health issues as well as the health education of young people in Haiti. The […]

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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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Our 2015 Annual Celebration Recap, Photos and Dinner Journal

On April 16th, we held our 4th Annual Celebration Dinner, this year in honor of Dr. Mary Ann LoFrumento, our Vice President and Co-founder, and the important work that she does as Director of our Global Health Program. Dr. LoFrumento is equally dedicated to ensuring the sustainability of Hands Up for Haiti (HUFH) projects by supporting […]

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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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