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Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT)
We posted a recruitment notice last week for a VCT nurse.
01 Apr 2009 / 2 minute read
Last weekend, I was sitting in a restaurant in Petionville, having a late dinner. We were too lazy to cook, and hadn't been grocery shopping recently anyway.
28 Mar 2009 / 2 minute read
It seems that some things never change
Despite the fact that, while we were moving, patients were not arriving on our doorstep and the other maternities in the city were able to absorb the increased patient numbers which included transf
07 Mar 2009 / 2 minute read
Most days I love my job but today was not exactly a highlight.
03 Mar 2009 / 3 minute read
Rainy season started three days ago. Or perhaps over the weekend, while I was in the mountains resting and relaxing.
26 Feb 2009 / 2 minute read
Here in the mountains, it is cool and quiet. All the ambient noise stress of Port-au-Prince is absent. No generators, no traffic. You can hear voices from below in the valley.
21 Feb 2009 / 2 minute read
We — as in the gynecologists and midwife-supervisors — had mortality rounds this morning, late because all of our regular reports and meetings were delayed for the move.
18 Feb 2009 / 2 minute read
Where did all the patients go?
We were trying to understand where all the patients went, when we were closed for moving.
16 Feb 2009 / 1 minute read
Ladies and gentlemen, I think we've made a hospital.
14 Feb 2009 / 2 minute read
It's our last day of running two hospitals. Activity at Solidarité has now surpassed activity at Jude Anne. We rounded on eleven inpatients at Solidarité this morning.
13 Feb 2009 / 3 minute read
The patient who had a ruptured ectopic pregnancy is doing fine. We rounded on her this morning at Jude Anne. She is having some pain, and is still a bit tachycardic, but stable.
12 Feb 2009 / 2 minute read
Haiti: Day 5
Wendy leaps logistic hurdles to get a patient the surgery she needs in Haiti
11 Feb 2009 / 3 minute read