Greetings from Haiti. Things here are a world of difference from anything that resembles US medical care. Worked 7-5p. surprises: the nurses and doctors on our team are outstanding. We got orientated and lead by the most senior doctor during our shift-a guy who looks and acts like kramer from sienfield-and had been here a whopping 24 hours prior to our arrival.
I went to Haiti on February 4th to the 18th just 3 weeks after the earthquake with a group called International Medical Corps. I volunteered as an Emergency Physician in the downtown University Hospital in Port-au-Prince. The experience was incredible. Too many words and too many images come to my mind: Hope and hopelessness, despair, frustration, helplessness, powerlessness, need, dignity, hard work, gratefulness, happiness, appreciation, inspiration. I have so many mixed emotions.
DR. KHARE WILL BE SPEAKING TOMORROW Wednesday, April 28th 4-5 pm: Symposium on Northwestern’s Medical Response to the Haiti Earthquake