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World AIDS Day: PEPFAR and Community Health Program important for HIV positive Haitians in the face of cholera

  |   Celebrities, Cholera Response, Community Health & Development, Uncategorized

By Jennifer Browning Holding her doll tightly to her chest, a bright-eyed smiling 8-year-old Eve* greeted the Project Medishare team providing a home visit. With the cholera epidemic looming over Haiti, Project Medishare's community health agents have increased the number of home visits normally conducted. These...

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Project Medishare joins Partners in Health in setting up cholera treatment center in Mirebalais

  |   Celebrities, Cholera Response, Community Health & Development, Uncategorized

[caption id="attachment_2208" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Event Star crews flew to Haiti yesterday to set up a Project Medishare tent in Mirebalais which will be used as a cholera treatment center. After the cholera outbreak was confirmed, the Ministry of Health asked Project Medishare for assistance particularly...

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Hitting the airwaves: Project Medishare doctors and staff spread the word about prevention through radio broadcasts

  |   Cholera Response, Community Health & Development, Uncategorized

[caption id="attachment_2183" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="RADIO TALK: Community health nurse Wiseline Celestine and staff member Ronel Marcellus go live on the airvaves at a Thomonde radio station talking about cholera and how to prevent the disease. The Project Medishare staff created a skit which discusses the...

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Surgical follow-up: Young boy sees progress after surgery two years ago

  |   Fundraisers, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Uncategorized

[caption id="attachment_2148" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Three-year-old Michael Odelis arrived at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare (HBMPM) this morning to follow-up with doctors regarding his endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) procedure which took place in April 2008 at Hopital Universitaire de la Paix. During pediatric neurosurgical trips like...

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Project Medishare responds to cholera outbreak in central Haiti

  |   Celebrities, Cholera Response, Community Health & Development, Fundraisers, Uncategorized

By Jennifer Browning Representing the deadliest health crisis since January’s earthquake, a cholera epidemic is reportedly spreading in central Haiti. The Haitian Ministry of Health today has confirmed cases of cholera in the area surrounding the lower Artibonite region of Haiti. Health Minister Alex Larsen reported that...

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Pediatric neurosurgery team provides assessments for children with hydrocephalus

  |   Fundraisers, Medical Training & Education, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Uncategorized

[caption id="attachment_2114" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="CMO Dr. Eddy Carmant is joined by nurse liaison Maguy Rochelin measures one-year-old Franck Marden's head during a pediatric neurosurgery assessment. Marden was approved for endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) surgery which will take place this week when the pediatric neurosurgery team...

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Hope exists in Haiti for amputee patients

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  [caption id="attachment_2023" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Photo by Omar Vega"][/caption]   By Jennifer Browning Project Medishare's prosthetic technician in training, Wilfred Messine, works with people like him everyday. An amputee patient himself, when Wilfred was fitted with his prosthetic limb in April, we immediately began running and kicking a soccer...

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