Month: September 2015

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Global Surgical Need

More than 2 billion people are unable to receive surgical care based on operating theatre density alone. The vision of the Lancet Commission on Global Surgery is universal access to safe, affordable surgical and anaesthesia care when needed. The study aimed to estimate the number of individuals worldwide without access to surgical services as defined by …

Almost Ready!

Received a note today from Hopital Adventiste Project Manager Dan Brown stating, “If all goes well we will be moving in on Tuesday, Sept. 29th!”  He was referencing, of course, the long-awaited renovation to the new operating theater.  To all past and future volunteers and staff, this is great news indeed.  The banner image above …

Clean Hands Save Lives

The following article was written by Merrill Chaus, RN and was originally posted on the Team Sinai Haiti blog.  Merrill has visited Haiti on numerous occasions and recently wrote an article titled “Dark Side of Doing Good” for haitibones that is well worth reading if you have an interest in volunteering overseas. On August 2, 2015 …

Edward Martin, HAH Administrator

The following update was written by Edward Martin, Administrator of Hopital Adventiste d’Haiti (HAH).  Brief Summary The situation under which I was coming to the hospital was less than ideal. In the last quarter of 2013, the hospital ended up losing a very important revenue stream which sent it on a downward spiral. That service accounted …

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