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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Why isn't the doctors and nurses coming to work? Some people said there aren't any running water, power, and the roads are bad where that medical center at. I reply that's not a good answer because the people are still suffering without the doctors or nurses.
The health groups talk about having a map to locate the clinic/hospital, and how many staff are there, they think it will be the best for the foreign medical volunteers and donors to use.
They voted that in 2013 there will not be any dispensairs, only clinics and hospitals is going to be in the commuities.
The clinic or hospitals most have a budget even if it private or public. this budget most include salaries for the workers, and health insurance because in Haiti the medical staff don't have any insurance. If something happens to you, your family and love ones will not have any support. They think that's one of the reasons why most of our doctors and nurses leaving Haiti.
They talk about the lack of medications in the clinic/hospital. what is a good price to sale the medications? there are somethings that the people should not be paying for to get treatment, for example the people should not be buying gloves for the doctor or nures to use.
there are some things that the people should pay for because the doctors use that money to pay the workers and buy more medication.
The network had some partners at the meeting who are: Dr.Coq from Justinien hospital, Dr. Jean Pierre Romel from MSPP, Dr. Wesley Louis from St-Raphael hospital, Dr. Dadou from Limonade clinic.
Tomorrow is the last day of the meeting, I will keep you posted :)
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
The places that need health care the most is Gobert and Soufriere.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
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Friday, December 16, 2011
well for St-Raphael community this week. So, people can get good
drinking water. There was a great need for one there. People used to
get drinking water from an irrigation canal. Oh, that's too bad!!!!
My thanks to everyone for helping us fight against cholera, worms, etc.
Eugene Maklin MD
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We were joined at the Cap Haitien Health Network table by fellow volunteers Dr. Ralph and Ninotte Gousse, Nadine Mentor, Maggy Alcineus, and Marie Robiou.
Monday, October 31, 2011
The clinic have 2 nurses and 1 assistant nurse, 1 doctor, 2 lab technicians for the lab.
They have 80 people per week. They receive medications from MSPP and ICC.
World food program feeds the people who are pregnant, malnourished and have TB and HIV.
They do receive cholera patients but they send the people to the HHA cholera tents.
Their consultation is free!
It is a large facility: 5 Cubans doctors, 2 haitien doctors, 7 nurse and 2 assistant nurses; they have 600-700 people per week.
RMM is an ONG that supports them by paying 3 nurses.
When they received cholera patients they send them to HHA
The people pay 25 gdes for consultations, and additional for medications and tests. They need more employees for the hospital but can't afford to pay them. For example, they have one lab technician to do 50 lab tests at a time; when he comes in he does have time to do all of the labs (but they do not have enough money to pay an additional tech to come in)
The clinic have a mobile clinic every week and they use the ambulance to travel o different communities.
Father Joseph had told us that they have an ambulance that is available for other people to use (other clinics, hospitals, etc.), but the only thing you to be aware of is the person requesting use has to have a driver and gas; it is available anytime to us.
They need and doxycycline and bactrim (antibiotics) are the two most important medications that they need at the clinic. They do have a cholera treatment center in Caracol and that cholera treatment center is receiving 1-5 people per day. MSPP are supporting them with cholera supplies. They have one nurse and two assistant nurses working there. The head nurse is Miss Martine.
Julian Malinak, MPH
Team Leader, Cap Haitien Health Network
Facilitating coordination among health organizations in northern Haiti
Sent from my mobile device--pardon the brevity
Thursday, October 27, 2011
We hope that this hospital becomes a resource for those throughout the area, since it has a surgeon available throughout the week, a variety of diagnostic services (sonography, x-ray, hemogram, glucose, liver function), AIDS and TB programs, 15 clean, well maintained beds, and several doctors on staff (both Cuban and Haitian). They also go to communities with cholera cases and work with health agents to promote prevention and wellness. As always, the Network Support team is available to facilities coordination and learning between this facility and others around it.