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Haitian Sky to Baltimore City Lights

Posted on October 11th | by Haiti Public Health Group in Accelerated, Alumni, Haiti, Nursing Talk, Public Health, SON on the Go, Students.
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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 »



Lave, Lave, Lave Men Non

Posted on October 11th | by Haiti Public Health Group in Accelerated, Haiti, Nursing Talk, Public Health, Students.
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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 »


Head vs. Heart

Posted on September 30th | by Haiti Public Health Group in Accelerated, Haiti, Public Health, SON on the Go, Students.
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Sunday, September 29th

“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 … Read More »


Where have your nursing scrubs been?

Posted on September 30th | by Haiti Public Health Group in Haiti, SON on the Go, Students.
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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 »


Wastewater Treat!

Posted on September 20th | by Haiti Public Health Group in Accelerated, Haiti, New, SON on the Go, Students.
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As I flushed the toilet Thursday morning, I did not feel the need to say, “Goodbye forever!”  I simply told the porcelain bowl’s contents, “See you later!”  I usually take indoor plumbing for granted, but yesterday the group of Public … Read More »



Musings on February PHN student trip to Haiti

Posted on April 12th | by Dr. Elizabeth Sloand in Haiti.
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Eight public health nursing students, one grad student and I spent a busy week of work in Jérémie Haiti at the end of February.  It was a wonderful week of learning for the students and a great opportunity … Read More »



Commemoration of the second anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti

Posted on February 21st | by Meg, MSN/MPH student, BS '12 in Haiti, SON on the Go.
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After a lapse of almost a year, I am posting twice in one day. Being back in Haiti with the Public Health Nursing students has focused my mind on Haiti. Despair and hope seems to go hand in hand here. … Read More »



Mardi Gras in Jérémie, Haiti

Posted on February 21st | by Meg, MSN/MPH student, BS '12 in Haiti, SON on the Go.
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I’m back in Haiti with a great group of PHN undergrad students and grad student Ayla. Today is Mardi Gras, which is a big holiday here in Haiti, and schools and businesses are all closed. But we have put in … Read More »



Hospital in Haiti

Posted on February 21st | by Meg, MSN/MPH student, BS '12 in Haiti, Students, Traditional.
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Today, thanks to a connection with a fellow guest at Bette Gebrian’s house, we were able to tour the hospital in Jérémie (L’ospital St. Antoine). It was a sobering experience. Much of our work in the community here has been … Read More »



Planes, Terrains, and Ra-Ras

Posted on February 19th | by Elizabeth, BS Trad. '12 in Haiti, Students.
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Day One- By Elizabeth Arnold

At 3am we got our first wake up call to get up and get ready to leave the hotel for DCA where we were going to board our first of three flights that day. When we … Read More »



Packing for Haiti

Posted on February 15th | by Meg, MSN/MPH student, BS '12 in Haiti, Traditional.
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Yesterday was our packing day. After weeks of gathering donations and updating inventory lists, we collected all of our gear and supplies together in one room at the JHU Nursing School, labeling and itemizing it into bags. Each one of … Read More »



Planning a Public Health Intervention in Haiti

Posted on February 1st | by Meg, MSN/MPH student, BS '12 in Haiti.
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Bonjou! Our public health clinical group has been busy researching and planning for our trip to Jeremie, Haiti. And learning Creole. More of the former than the latter. But we’ll keep at it. Yon sel dwet pa manje kalolou…You cannot eat … Read More »