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May
21

Equipping Women

I’m sitting in the back of a community building- rows of old, donated cafeteria tables & benches in a line. A woman walks in with a broom made of palm leaves to sweep out the dirt and dust. A community healthcare worker uses an old towel to wipe down the tables & benches. A nurse gathers her materials to prepare. 

 And then the singing starts. Read more »

May
07

A wheelchair, a mountain, a castle and a dream

Sibille Buehlmann is a representative of the Swiss Paraplegic foundation, currently living in Cap Haitien and working with the rehab centre at HCBH. Here she recounts her experience of taking rehab patients up to the Citadelle for the first time.

Since we’ve been working with Spinal Cord Injured people in Haiti, we’ve had a dream of one day being able to take them to the top of the Citadelle, in wheelchairs. Situated about an hour from Cap-Haitian on top of a mountain, this fortress is one of Haiti’s most famous historic landmarks and a sight that Haitians as well as foreigners enjoy visiting. 

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Apr
23

Growing together

 I worked in the pediatric unit today at the hospital. I am continually impressed with the competency of the staff- doctors, nurses, cleaning staff  and everyone else. But this is Haiti, right? So there are things I hear, encounter, and feel in those few hours, that I wouldn’t otherwise. Read more »

Mar
16

A day in the life…

Dana is currently volunteering with HHA for just over a month. People often ask what it’s like to come and spend time on the ground at the hospital as a short-term volunteer, so Dana kindly offered to give an insight into what that looks like. Read more »

Feb
25

Ushering in Hope

 I often ask myself how people end up in the work that they do. I also often forget to ask for their story- the individual journey that brought them to where they are.

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