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Medical Clinics and Training 
July 6, 2011

Lydie and Francesca with patientNurse Lydie Alexandre (L) and EMT Francesca Beauduy with one of the clinic patients.

Dr. St. Leger with school children
Above, Dr. Rene St. Leger speaks with elementary school students at the parish school.

Below, Lydie looks on while young adults practice with each other on how to take a person's blood pressure. Hands-on training

UPLIFT Haiti’s all-volunteer team of U.S. and Haitian medical personnel examined and treated 209 Haitian patients during day-long medical clinics on May 2 and 3 in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes. 

This remote area has no local medical infrastructure and only scattered visits from organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and United Nations agencies. 

We are preparing for our next trip—to Kay Mak and Baradères, Haiti—scheduled for July 22-30.  Details are forthcoming.

We are able to conduct medical clinics and our other project activities only because of the generous support of our U.S. and Haitian volunteers and because of people like you who donate cash and materials.  You can make tax-deductible donations at:
http://uplifthaiti.org/donate.htm

In Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, we referred one of our female patients for further examination. Tests indicate she has a large uterine fibroid. This causes her severe pain and may be life threatening without surgery. We have decided to fund the surgery if medically appropriate. We are making the necessary arrangements to explore this possibility in Port-au-Prince. 

If you can help us fund this surgery, estimated to cost a total of less than $1,000, please consider a donation.

The day after the clinic sessions in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes, we led training sessions in public health awareness at an elementary school. We also distributed toothbrushes, toothpaste and vitamins. 

On May 5 we conducted an 8-hour workshop in first aid and emergency response to 18 young adults in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing medical careers. The trainees were also taught how to help their community prevent cholera, which is epidemic throughout Haiti.  

A detailed report on the trip to Petit-Trou-de-Nippes will be posted on the website. 

 


UPLIFT Haiti, a Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity, organizes teams of volunteers to travel to Haiti to work with local communities in accomplishing sustainable projects for improving health, education, employment, and the local economy and infrastructure.

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