Thursday, 1/28

Dear Jim,
SOO proud to be associated with you and your amazing efforts coordinating medical relief.
All the Best,
Nancy Rivard
President,
Airline Ambassadors International
http://www.Airlineamb.org

Very tired tonight. This will be short. Helped Dr Roger get his report done for the Minister of Health today. He did a nice job of describing the situation at CDTI hospital (yesterday’s blog) to the minister, and suggesting a good option: Government provides assistance to CDTI who in turn creates a public wing for patients who cannot pay.
Got to have a real meal up at Roger’s house while we worked on the report. Boy that Haitian food is good. Always great to visit Roger and Denise. (She has been working at a temporary clinic set up at the prime minister’s office, by the way, which is close enough for her to walk to.)

Downloaded the manifest for tomorrow’s United Airlines flight in. Will be picking up 23 people. This time NO surgeons. All E.R. physicians, Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatricians, Tropical medicine specialists, a PA, EMTs and paramedics, 3 logistics people, and a DENTIST! (I’ve been trying to get a dentist to come with us to Gonaives for the last 5 years).

I think we will be forming 4 or 5 mobile outreach medical teams tomorrow.

Jim
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