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Report on May 2011 UPLIFT Haiti Medical Project 
October 21, 2011

Occupational therapist Vanessa Rigaud coaches a young student on how to improvise an emergency leg splint to nicely complement the splint on her left forearm.
Splint practice

UPLIFT Haiti's all-volunteer team of medical personnel treated 209 patients during medical clinics on May 2 and 3 in Petit-Trou-de-Nippes. 

Today we posted on the website the details of that trip, which included two day-long medical clinics, training in public health awareness at an elementary school, and an 8-hour workshop in first aid and emergency response for young adults in the community. 

The medical trip report is here.

Petit-Trou-de-Nippes is located on the north coast of Haiti’s southwestern peninsula.  During our May visit, we referred one of our female patients for further examination. Tests indicated she had large, painful, potentially life threatening uterine fibroids.  Thanks to our supporters, we were able to arrange for successful surgery to remove the fibroids.  

We are able to conduct medical clinics and 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

Our next project trip is scheduled for November 2-9.  We will conduct training in sewing and embroidery at a women’s vocational training center in Baradères.  In Kay Mak, a mountaintop community south of Baradères, we will advance a community computer center project and continue planning a project for sustainable vegetable gardening.  Details are forthcoming.


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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