|home sweet ougan|
|An image to Erzulie Freda, the goddess of femininity and compassion, not without her darker side|
She makes the perfect companion for the job. She has lived in the desert of Niger, worked in refugee camps in Sudan, projects in Malawi, and jumped out of a tuk-tuk in Thailand to escape being kidnapped. We trained a doctor and a nurse to become proficient in the "see and treat" procedure, screening 100 women. The greatest news is that our efforts are finally being recognized, after seeing and treating 1500 women in the last two + years, one of our participating doctors presented the project to the Haitian Ministry of Health and they are finally developing a way to incorporate this into their routine services. Ah, the sweet breeze of victory!!
|Me at 63 on a pile of conch shells while Anne trolls for her favorite|
|one of my birthday guests|
|HHP Medical Director Dr. Roberto Peigne distributing toothbrushes while the dentist does fluoride treatments with school kids in the clinic dooryard|
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Cholera is back due to the flow of refugees crossing the border in Anse-a-Pitres to escape persecution from the Dominicans they have lived with for decades. Hispañola Health Partners just donated money for IVs and bleach which was desperately needed at our sister clinic in Anse-a-Pitres. Hundreds of them are living in raggle-taggle camps just outside of town. For more information, read recent article from another aid organization: http://www.hearttoheart.org/refugee-crisis-builds-in-haiti/ Here's a few images shot today from the back of the bike.
Thanks to all and goodnight, Louise