Monthly Archives: November 2011

Portraits of Haiti – Soccer in Cité Soleil

Cité Soleil is the poorest most dangerous area of Port Au Prince.  Twenty years ago Robert Duval went to Cité Soleil and established the Foundation L’ Athlitique d’ Haiti, teaching sports, and providing meals and schooling for many of the children.  Full story to come.

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By |November 29th, 2011|Haiti|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Elder Abandonment

Her face pulled attention for a photograph.  Local vendors and their story drew wonderment.  The old woman often accompanied her daughter, a regular seller at the Pont Sondet market, along the Artibonite River in Haiti.  They arrived in mornings from the northern area of Haiti’s central plateau, worked the market all day, and left before […]

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By |November 26th, 2011|Haiti|1 Comment

Portraits of Haiti – Labadie School Girls

 

 

 

 

 

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By |November 24th, 2011|Haiti|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Battle of Vertières Day

Haiti’s ultimate independence from France was won in The Battle of Vertieres, a site now part of the city of Cap Haitian.  Historians tell that on November 18th, 1803, the leader of the Haitian rebels, General François Capois, mounted a great horse and led the charge against the French army.  In a hail of bullets […]

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By |November 23rd, 2011|Haiti|1 Comment

Portraits of Haiti – Citadel Cistern from Bottom

The Citadel is a fortress built on a mountain top in northern Haiti after the revolution in 1804 to defend against any French attempt to retake the former colony.  Inside are cisterns built to retain enough drinking water to sustain Haitian troops for up to a year.  This photo was taken at the bottom of […]

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By |November 22nd, 2011|Haiti|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Midwife of Lorie Village

Bernadette Joseph is a  traditional Haitian midwife working in the Lorie Village area of northern Haiti.  The following is from an interview I did with her last week.

 

Q: What’s your name and what do you do?

A:  They call me Bernadette Joseph.  When the women are pregnant I deliver the babies.

Q: How long have you been a […]

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By |November 18th, 2011|Haiti|1 Comment

Portraitsof Haiti – What’s Coming Up

The  HACAOT.org mobile medical clinic members (less six interrupters and a Haitian doctor), pose for a photo after 5 days of clinics which treated 1,480 people.  I’m on the far left.

The team is now back in the United States.

Tomorrow is a national holiday. Haitian President, Michel Martelly, will be in Cap Haitian in honor of […]

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By |November 17th, 2011|Haiti|2 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – HACAOT Saves Boy’s Life

This boy arrived to the HACAOT mobile medical clinic in severe respiratory distress.  He was immediately taken from the waiting crowd, and given a nebulizer to open the airways in his lungs (photo below).  A doctor worked with him for two and half hours.  Each time the nebulizer was removed he went into respiratory failure.

To […]

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By |November 17th, 2011|Haiti|9 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Man with Ice

Portraits of Haiti – Man with Ice
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By |November 16th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Man at Gas Station

Portraits of Haiti – Man at Gas Station
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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Man with Cows in Water

Portraits of Haiti – Man with Cows in Water
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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Cap Haitian 01

Portraits of Haiti – Cap Haitian 01
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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – School Girl in Street

Portraits of Haiti – School Girl in Street
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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Woman with Eggs

Portraits of Haiti – Woman with Eggs
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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Man in Street

Man in street with bus
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By |November 15th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti – Discipline Bank

Do you need to go to the Discipline Bank?
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By |November 15th, 2011|Haiti|2 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: 2 School Girls from Cap Haitian

 

“We play with little plates and little cooking pots and little cups.
We have little cooking utensils that go in the houses.
We pretend to eat.”
They have tea parties – just like our children.

(click this link for slides and video)

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By |November 14th, 2011|Haiti|20 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: Lorie Soccer Team

In the red shirt holding the ball is the captain of the soccer team for the village of Lorie, 30 minutes from Cap Haitian, and the north coast of Haiti.  He’s one of the 515 people treated in two days in the village of Lorieby a mobile health care clinic, run by the Haitian Caribbean […]

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By |November 12th, 2011|Haiti|8 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: Mobile Medical Clinic in Dondon, Haiti

 

The city of Dondon, with a population of roughly 50,000, is a one and a half hour drive from Cap Haitain, Haiti.  On Wednesday morning, at 5:30 am, the HATCAOT medical team traveled to Dondon to set up a one day mobile health clinic.  Their goal: Treat as many people in need as possible.

More than […]

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By |November 10th, 2011|Haiti|10 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: HACAOT Mobile Medical Clinic in Village of Lorie

 By the numbers:    HACAOT Mobile Medical Clinic to Village of Lori
25 Team members including doctors, nurses, clinicians, interrupters, logistics and support staff, are based in a house in Cap Haitian. There are 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms: 7 men in one room, 6 women in a second room, 4 men in a third room.  […]

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By |November 7th, 2011|Haiti|9 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: Mary Fargen – HACAOT Team Member and 2011 Physician Assistant of the Year Award Winner

At 6:00 am Monday morning a team of 18 doctors, nurses, clinicians, and founding members of the Haitian Caribbean American Organization of Texas  (HACAOT), will  leave for the first of five days to different regions of  Cap Haitian, the second largest city in Haiti.  Each day the group will set up and break down a […]

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By |November 6th, 2011|Haiti, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Portraits of Haiti: Baker Prairie Middle School Students Help Hiati Relief Effort

This Monday I met with many of the students of Baker Prairie Middle School, in Canby, Oregon, to invite them to join me in Haiti for the month of November.  Over the internet we’ll video conference live for questions and answers, observations, feedback and student involvement in the trip.  Their ideas and insights will help […]

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By |November 1st, 2011|Haiti|5 Comments