Greetings from Haiti! Kelly and I are here as part of the team of rotating medical coordinators at the PID Haiti clinic. This is the first official meeting of our minds here as we start this new program of rotating clinic coordinators. We are working like busy beavers preparing for the opening of our diabetic clinic which proudly starts next week. Today we did the first training on diabetic teaching with Benite and Samuel to prepare for the first clinic and had a small ceremony to grant them their certificates as educators. Lots of drum rolls and excitement!!
It has been quite rainy and the patient numbers somewhat low as the first week of school is very busy for families here. Rick has done alot of teaching with the visiting team and Haitian staff- sutured a little boy’s forehead this morning and removed a very large sebacious cyst from a woman’s face today. He is trying to keep us all in line.
Tonight there is a kompa dance lesson going on outside, Pouchon is trying again to fix the car and Kelly has given the dog a bath. The Haitians tease her that next she needs to wash the chickens!
All is well in Haiti. Love and blessings, -Alison