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Emergency Room on the Porch!

“One of the guys here got cut on some bamboo and needs stitches,” said the voice on the other end of the telephone. It was Gemi Baptiste, our Community Coordinator, who was up at the clinic site directing a large group of volunteers from surrounding communities put up fencing along our property lines. The day was Friday, now the only day of the week that we don’t hold clinic. Apparently this volunteer farmer was carrying a bamboo pole across the yard at the clinic when his too-big rubber boots caught on a root and he tripped and fell. The bamboo had a sharp edge that cut him across the left wrist and it was bleeding significantly when Gemi called. We advised him to wrap it tightly and come d

Our Patients Love Those Knee Injections!

Last week we were privileged to have a visit from Milwaukee internists Dr. Greg VonRoenn and Dr. Dan Tanty. Both have been down to Haiti several times in the past and Dr. VonRoenn is the past President of the Board of Directors of Friends for Health in Haiti. Greg and Dan had the opportunity of being able to work in our beautiful new clinic, replete with running water and electricity! I think they would agree that it was a huge improvement from our previous tin-roofed “house clinic”. Dr. Greg VonRoenn doing a patient consultation in the clinic with his translator Reginald Dr. Dan Tanty examining a patient with a facial abscess. Translator James looks on Dr. VonRoenn and Dr. Tanty stand in on

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