Latest pediatric outreach sees over 400 patients

Last week saw a busy time as our first paediatric outreach clinic in over 5 months was held across the Bas Limbe region. Haitian doctors Dr Brinvert, Dr Billy Ysac and Dr Bruno were joined by father and son team Dr Dick Barter and Stefan Barter from St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, (whilst Dr Laurie Showler continued work at Sante Pou Yo clinic).

Over the course of the week over 400 patients were treated and all patients also received a month's supply of multivitamins and a bar of soap. pediatric outreach

October 15th 2012

Last week saw a busy time as our first paediatric outreach clinic in over 5 months was held across the Bas Limbe region. Haitian doctors Dr Brinvert, Dr Billy Ysac and Dr Bruno were joined by father and son team Dr Dick Barter and Stefan Barter from St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada (whilst Dr Laurie Showler continued work at Sante Pou Yo clinic).

Over the course of the week over 400 patients were treated and all patients also received a month's supply of multivitamins and a bar of soap. Everyone worked extremely hard in often uncomfortable, hot and cramped environments, sometimes having had to walk a long way with the medical supplies to get to the clinic. Thank you to everyone in the team for making it such a success.

drbarter team

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We'd also like to give a special thanks to Dr Dick Barter for organising the donation of the following:

ECG machine - thanks to the Atlantic Offshore Medical Services

ecg machine

Testing out the ECG. Left to right: Youselene, Dr Brinvert, Dr Billy Ysac, Stefan Barter (aka the patient), Dr Laurie Showler, Dr Dick Barter.

This will be of great benefit to the patients who visit the Sante Pou Yo clinic. Dr Laurie Showler will be continuing the training on reading abnormal ECGs over the next couple of months to ensure optimal use of it.

Football cleats and balls - thanks to Shirley and Donna. The majority of these have been given to the Bod Me Limbe football committee. A few of the balls and cleats were given to football teams throughout the Bas Limbe region so they can also benefit from these donations.

soccer shirts

Home-made blankets - thanks to the ER nurses of St John's. One will be provided to every mother who gives birth either at the clinic, or at home with at Traditional Birth Attendant.

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See the Haiti Village Health facebook page for more pictures.


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