Monthly Archives: October 2010

Sante Pou Yo Health Committee Meeting: The things your learn from a conversation

October 29, 2010 at 2:25 pm

On Friday afternoon James and I met with the Sante Pou Yo Health committee to let them know what we are doing while we are here in Haiti. The committee is made up of 14 volunteers all of whom are leaders in their respective villages. The committee meets every 15 days with Doctor Etienne (the [...]

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Sante Pou Yo Vision: A look at Haiti Village Health’s Clinic in Bod me Limbe

October 22, 2010 at 2:07 pm

As mentioned in previous blogs, Bod Me Limbe is a small fishing village in northern Haiti, about two hours from Cap Haitien, Haiti’s second largest city. The Haiti Village Health Guesthouse is located at the end of Bod Me Limbe (the end because the village is strung along the coast, with only one “road”), with [...]

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Food: the new things we’ve tried in Haiti

October 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Since we’ve been in Haiti James and I have had some fun trying a few new foods. Our favourite addition to our diet thus far has been fried plantains. In Haiti plantains are referred to as bananas and bananas as figs, so I should correct myself and say our favourite thing to date is fried [...]

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Mosquitoes are eating us Alive!

October 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm

In August of 2009 Sante Pou Yo distributed 350 mosquito nets to children, pregnant women and the elderly in the villages of Bod me Limbe, Moun, Giotin, and Bouchi in hopes of reducing the occurrence of malaria. Malaria is a major health problem in Haiti, with an estimated 200 000 cases occurring annually. James and [...]

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Being sick is never fun

October 22, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Being sick away from home in a country that you are not completely familiar with is never a fun experience (especially if that country is incredibly hot, like Haiti). Unfortunately both James and I had to go through this. On Tuesday night James started getting sick and he continually got worse until we eventually brought [...]

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