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On Location – Photography in Haiti: Mobile Medical Clinic in Rural Village of Dondon

Waiting for care is a photographic essay of people waiting to be treated at a one day mobile medical clinic in the village of Dondon, Haiti.  All the photographs were taken on November 9th, 2011.  This collection of 13 images has recently been accepted to the Social Documentary website, dedicated to using the power of photography to promote global awareness.

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By |October 1st, 2013|Haiti, Healthcare|0 Comments

Haiti Mobile Healthcare Clinic

An open stairway climbs the outside back wall of a church in the village of Lorie, in rural northern Haiti. It leads to a low abutting roof, a gap in mason covered wood slats, and a view into the church. In November 2012, the church was transformed into a medical clinic run by the Haitian […]

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By |January 8th, 2013|Haiti, Healthcare|0 Comments

Veterans in Haiti Provide Medical Relief to Cap Haitian

 

In Honor of 6 extraordinary Vets, on VETERANS DAY – the heart and soul of a 17 member mobile medical team in northern Haiti.  Today they begin a disaster relief mission after severe flooding killed 10 people over the weekend.

Thousands were injured and hundreds of homes swept away.  Three days of Heavy rain drove flood […]

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By |November 12th, 2012|Haiti, Healthcare|0 Comments

Hurricane Sandy in Haiti

Reminders from the 3 days of torrential rain in southern of Haiti are many, compliments of Hurricane Sandy.  A week before striking New York City, Sandy was parked just east of Haiti, sucking water from the Caribbean and dumping it back over the land.  It was worst in the south, with upwards of 20 inches of rain on the vulnerable deforested countryside.  Homes were washed away, crops were whipped out, and cholera spread with dirty flood waters.  The storm killed at least 54 people. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, “Sandy caused colossal damage to Haiti’s crops, land, livestock, fisheries and rural infrastructures, leaving more than 600,000 Haitians at risk of food and nutrition insecurity.”

 

Saint Pierre Church after flooding from Hurricane Sandy, Baraderes, Haiti.

In the city of Baraderes, a brown line runs the circumference of the town square, five feet up and clearly visible two weeks later.  Thick mud, stubbornly wet, has yet to go.  It blocks the entrance to the church, clogs the intake for the minority of buildings connected to the cities’ water system, and suffocates what few crops remain in the fields.  Opportunity for replanting is weeks away.  Hunger will soon be rampant if food relief doesn’t arrive soon.  Cholera is spiking yet again.  This is life in Baraderes, fortunate to have lost only one of many lives taken by Sandy.

 
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By |November 10th, 2012|Haiti, Healthcare|3 Comments

Happy 4th of July

Native Americans and Alaskans account for 1.2% of the U.S. population.
The rest of us are immigrants.   HAPPY 4th of JULY!
 

This woman was one of 1500 patients treated in five days at a mobile healthcare clinic in Haiti, run by the U.S based HACAOT.org.   She comes from the northern rural village of Lorie.  Most of the […]

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By |July 5th, 2012|Haiti, Healthcare|3 Comments

Quadruplet girls bring four times the joy.

Quadruplets, Butaro Hospital – Partners in Health, Burera District, Rwanda.

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By |December 7th, 2009|Healthcare, Rwanda|2 Comments

Partners In Health Mobile Clinic in Rural Rwanda – Health and Solidarity

The summit Mount Muhavura volcano is 4127 meters.

 

The Rwandan village of  Nyamucucu is too small to be found on most maps. An extinct volcano,  Mount Muhavura, dominates the western sky.  The eastern border with Uganda is unmarked, somewhere between Nyamucucu’s high ridge top and the lush valley below.

 

Uganda is seen from behind the Nyamucucu village school at Rwanda’s northern border.

At 9:30 am a team of doctors and clinicians from the Butaro Hospital, run by the Boston based Partners in Health, sets out in three vehicles for a one hour drive to Nyamucucu.  A mobile health clinic will be set up at the local primary school.  The road there, in places no more than a dirt path, winds slowly down a hillside, across a valley floor, and up a steep terraced ridge.

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By |December 2nd, 2009|Healthcare, Rwanda|5 Comments

Arthritis Treatment for Emmanuel’s Mother

Arthritis affects people worldwide – elders in Rwanda as well as the U.S.

For the next three weeks I’ll be staying with my good friend Emmanuel, in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda.  The oldest in his family, Emmanuel willingly cares for his younger brothers and sisters, some nieces and nephews, and two adopted children.  His friends […]

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By |November 12th, 2009|Healthcare, Rwanda|1 Comment