West Tennessee Haiti Partnership

Day 4 in Haiti – Face painting

We have seen about 150 patients over the past 3 days. The children are healthy, gaining weight, and almost no anemia. We have a vitamin program where every child gets a multivitamin with iron every day. The West Tennessee Haiti … Read More

Day 2 in Haiti- WHERE ARE THE MEDICAL CARDS?

I slept wonderfully last night, which is saying something in Haiti. The temperature is a cool 70 degrees at night, with a lovely breeze. Even the constant barking dogs did not keep me awake. How wonderful to escape the world … Read More

Arrival Nov. 29 2011

We have safely arrived in Haiti and are now at the guest house, having enjoyed a tasty Haitian meal with fried plantains, black beans and rice, and my favorite dish, piclise. Our day in Memphis began at 4:30 AM arrival … Read More

Trip to Haiti Nov 29-Dec5

We are going to Haiti in less than 24 hours.  So naturally I am up at 4 AM thinking about it.  We have 19 folks traveling with us this time, from North Carolina, Connecticut, Washington DC, New Orleans and Memphis.  … Read More

Dieumene update

Soon after my last post regarding Dieumene, I received a call from Christina Porter, she is with Child Springs International which is an organization in Atlanta which brings Haitian children to the states for surgery. Turns out they did Dieumene’s original surgery … Read More

Dieumene needs surgery

We have received news from Dr Georges Beauvoir, the orthopedic surgeon who is now on staff at St Vincent’s School. Dieumene had surgery on her spine, for scoliosis, when she was about 8 years old. Recently she has developed pain … Read More

Making Nutrition a Sustainable Business in Haiti – NYTimes.com

Paste this address into your browser to read about Abbott pharmaceuticals sponsoring local Haitian workers to sort peanuts and help in manufacturing of Medika Mamba, a nutritious peanut based food supplement that can save lives of severely malnourished children. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/giving/making-nutrition-a-sustainable-business-in-haiti.html

Partnership program- letter from Pere Kesner Ajax

From: Kesner AJAX [mailto:kesnerajax@yahoo.com]Sent: Friday, October 28, 2011 5:31 PM Dear Brothers and Sisters, Greetings from Haiti from the Partnership Program of the Diocese of Haiti! I want to begin by thanking all of you for the contributions of time … Read More

Sienna at the beach

Hello!! I’m so sorry I missed so many days. The beach had no internet, then when we came home the internet was busted. I meant to catch up this afternoon but instead spent a frustrating two hours completing an alcohol … Read More

day 2 in Haiti- Sienna

Editor’s note: Sienna posted this on Facebook and I am just now getting it to the blog. Apologies. This post was from Monday night, I believe, Aug 8. I slept in today. Until 7:30 that is. Everyone else woke up … Read More