June 28, 2011
I am a volunteer nurse which has assisted in Haiti at the Haiti Clinic pre and post earthquake. The area we have a clinic is Cite de Soiel, the biggest slum in Au Port d' Prince, Haiti. I pay for my own way and all expenses to participate in this clinic. We service over 900 people during 1 weekend each month. I have seen cases of scabies, malnutrition, boils, broken bones, knife lacerations, and bad infected teeth. the people here live in shacks with no electricity, cook off open flames, have dirt floors and limited opportunities for improvement. They drink contaminated water which they need to buy and is trucked in to them. Their government is not able to help them due to the large population. The Haiti Clinic is assisting these people to have some heatlh care provided to them for free as most hospitals in Haiti charge the population before they get any care. At one clinic, Haiti Clinic paid the hospital to treat an infant due to dehydration.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the joy of assisting other peoples regain some medical care which has been lacking in their communities.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Spread the word that people are still in need in Haiti. Additional funding would assist in buying medications frequently used in this clinic and area of Haiti.
Volunteer & I assisted physician evaluate Haitians after earthquake. We treated many, many for intestinal parasites. .