Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This week

Early Monday morning (leaving the house at 6) we dropped off the Breton group at the airport. I have to say it was a very successful trip for them (I hope they feel the same way). We were busy and accomplished a lot of work and they met a lot of people. Thanks you guys!

On Monday we also received our first cholera patient at the hospital. Over the weekend they discovered that cholera is now originating in Limbe (about 5 km away) and both hospitals are full of cholera patients. Yesterday we received our second patient. We are trying to create a plan of how to respond with treatments and figure out what extra funds and staffing will be required. The hospital is almost finished - we would like to get the plumbing hooked up as soon as possible.

Over the weekend there were also reports that the cholera originated from a Nepalese UN Base in Haiti. Apparently the strain is the same as the one that is in Nepal (where cholera is endemic). This is makes things so much worse in my opinion and does nothing to help build trust between the UN and the Haitian people.

As if this weren't enough, Tomas is heading our way by the end of the week!

2 comments:

Ali said...

Yes, we felt that our trip was very successful!! Thanks for your great hospitality!!! I will be praying for Dr. Mano and everyone there at the clinic....I wish that I could do more!! Miss you all....xo

Ali

Denver said...

JANELLE!!!we miss u tons!!i had such a awesome time and am praying for everyone and everything going on in Haiti!love u
Jordie