We had an exciting day down in D.C. for our public health policy day. We left as a group bright and early on the MARC train and arrived for a meeting at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) headquarters. We … Read More »
After an exciting weekend in Jeremie, we headed out to the countryside for community teaching in Chonel and Duchenn as well as our first day at the clinic in Gatineau. We planned to teach about germ theory, water treatment and sanitation, the … Read More »
The large duffel bags of shoes hid bars of soap, muscle rub, and eye drops. It was easier to put them in Nike’s than call across the country and start a game of operator with our host and the airport … Read More »
On Thursday May 1st our group visited Baltimore’s Water and Sanitation plant. It was a very educational experience. Most people probably never think about what happens to their water after they flush the toilet or wash their dishes, so it … Read More »
In a few short days, a group of Johns Hopkins nursing students will leave for Haiti for a 10-day Public Health Nursing clinical rotation. While there we will volunteer in a clinic, hike into rural communities to do health teaching, … Read More »
After a long day of traveling (including 3 flights and lots of waiting) we arrived safely back in Baltimore on Sunday. Lying in bed on Saturday night I thought;
“Last night I fell slept under the Haitian stars, and woke up … Read More »
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we held a Community Health Promoter Training for six of the local villages surrounding the clinic in Gatineau. Two Health Promoters were chosen by each village to attend the three-day workshop. We as students were … Read More »
As we wiped the sweat from our brows and inhaled the 360-degree panoramic view of the Haitian mountains, we thought to ourselves, “Wow, our scrubs pants just got a little more worldly.” As nursing students in clinical, we are required … Read More »
“My head understands what happens here, but my heart doesn’t. And if there ever comes a day, that my head and my heart understand, I don’t want to do this anymore.”
We started off our Sunday like most Haitians – in … Read More »
“Bon jou” from our first full day in Jérémie, Haiti! We began our day with a tasty breakfast prepared for us by Dr. Wolf and Cherlie. Almost all of us had spent the night sleeping on the second story balcony … Read More »
We awoke at 6:00am after a restful night of sleep, minus the rooster. We indulged in a French toast breakfast with jam, tea and coffee. We graciously thanked the staff of Matthew 25 and departed for the airport to catch … Read More »
Bonjou, Haiti! We have arrived!
After having a marathon of packing our donations and last minute fundraiser bake sale, our work and preparation has finally come to harvest.
We woke up bright and early for our 6am flight out of Baltimore-Washington Airport. … Read More »