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Medical Team Leaves for Haiti
April 30, 2011

An UPLIFT Haiti medical team left for Haiti this morning to conduct five days of medical clinics and public health training in the area of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes.

Petit-Trou-de-Nippes is a municipality of about 40,000 people located 90 miles west of Port-au-Prince and just east of the Bay of Baradères.

The six-person team of UPLIFT Haiti volunteers from the U.S. consists of two physicians—an internist and a cardiologist—along with an occupational therapist, emergency medical technician, emergency-room nurse, and UPLIFT Haiti's chair, Judith Nestor.

In Haiti, they will be joined by two Haitian medical professionals—a physician and a chiropractor.

Judith Nestor said the team will conduct day-long medical clinics in the town of Petit-Trou-de-Nippes and in two outlying villages, where the lack of access to medical care is chronic. In addition, the team will conduct two days of classroom and hands-on training of about 20 young adults as Public Health Assistants.

"We are extremely grateful to our supporters," said Nestor. "They provided all the medical supplies for this trip directly or through cash donations. We are also grateful to the Haitian doctor and chiropractor who are volunteering their time and skills."

Most of the money for the trip was donated during UPLIFT Haiti's fundraising campaign in March.

You can strengthen your support of UPLIFT Haiti by donating cash or purchasing needed project materials listed in our online wish lists at Amazon and Target. For details please visit http://uplifthaiti.org/donate.htm.


Francesca with public health trainees
EMT Francesca Beauduy teaches students how to make and apply a splint during a public health training session in 2010 in La Colline, Haiti. Beauduy is also a member of the team going to Petit-Trou-de-Nippes.

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