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Successful Clinic despite Hurricane Weather

Successful Clinic despite Hurricane Weather

We held a very successful clinic in a small village on the southern coast of haiti yesterday. It was a “hurricaine day” so school was called off and we were not able to bring in entire classes of kids for dental sealants and fluoride. However lots of parents brought their kids anyway. The dentists pulled a lot of teeth and we treated about 200 people for various infections, worms, diarrhea. We also had several people with severe hypertension.

Friday we set up clinic in the midst to the hurricane. It is pouring rain and the clinic is being surrounded by a growing lake. We didn’t think many patients would show up but we were wrong. And we had a number of very sick people including a woman with possible cholera who is receiving an IV on the porch at this moment.


We Have Arrived

We Have Arrived

Port au Prince looks better than on our last trip in April. There is less rubble, fewer tents in the streets, more cleared lots.  But the tents are looking worn and no match for even a small hurricaine.  We have spent the afternoon at the foyer de sion orphanage and the medical team has had kids climbing on them, playing with toy cars and taking great delight in playing with their cameras.  Everyone is tired from the long flight but in good spirits.  We are leaving for Marigot soon and will post again when we can get online.


Medical trip preparation

Medical trip preparation

Annie Blackstone:  We have 19 volunteers preparing to leave for Haiti on Nov 2nd.  We will be providing basic medical care and dental care in four rural communities.  These are very rural and impoverished communities where many residents receive their only medical care when our teams visit.  We have volunteers from California, Utah, Canada and the U.K. and are looking forward to a productive trip.

We will be purchasing medications in Haiti for our clinics.  If you would like to help support this trip, we will put all donations to good use!  100% of the funds will be used directly in Haiti.

Check back for future updates and news from the team in Haiti.


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