This is the entrance to the Love a Child, an orphanage run by Bobby and Sherry. In collaboration with this great organization the field hospital called (HHI-LAC-DRC) was built. To date we have provided care for over 700 people,with a daily census of 200-300 people. Patients currently live and sleep in tents while receiving medical care and other humanitarian aid.
Tents are organized into 10-11 linear rows. Medical multi-disciplinary teams round on patients each day. An overview map of the beneficiary tent allow for further planning and care by the field hospital staff.
NEW SITUATION REPORT SEE PAGE LINK TO THE RIGHT!! Thanks Rocio!
For more blogs from the field hospital- HHI-LAC-DRC in Fond Parisien– check out the website of a collaborator; Operation Smile:
As the deputy of operations at Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Love A Child Disaster Recovery Center (HHI-LAC-DRC), I facilitated transfers into and out of our field hospital. Daily communications with the navy ship allowed us to accept patients with needs for ongoing rehabilitative care. As one of the largest rehabilitation field hospitals in Haiti we aim to provide ongoing rehabilitative medical services for affected Haitians. We are also providing intensive case management service to help patients and their families return to their communities and rebuild their lives.
One day I obtained clearance from the Comfort to fly via helicopter to improve the process of transfers. Surrounded by the vibrating hum of helicopter, dust settling on my sweat ridden skin, we lifted and headed west to Port-au-Prince. With my helmet in place obliterating the high pitched sounds, I first gazed down at our patient (who had here eyes closed likely in fear) to make sure she was ok, I gazed at the ground below me. As we headed west the landscape changed, providing an aerial view of the structural damage of the earthquake.
Jennifer, Marti, and Rahul have all return from Haiti. Check back soon for updates and stories!
I’m ( Jennifer Chan) at Fond Parisien Disaster Recovery Center texting Rahul at University in Port-au-Prince to help transfer a patient. So pleased that we have a network of NMH ED docs and Chicago EM colleague in Haiti. The collaboration is fantastic in such a resource poor setting! Thanks Rahul!
It’s the small and large successes amidst the almost insurmountable challenges. 2 small wins this week. 1) 2 C-arms are coming from Phillips!! 2) we’ve reunited one parent with their child- Jennifer Chan- Fond Parisien, Haiti.