Medical Mission to Haiti a Resounding Success - But Much More is Needed!
By Dr. Randy Vaughn, Director, Office of Disaster Management | February 24, 2012
Medical Mission to Haiti
January 30 - February 3, 2012
Report and Daily Journal
By: Dr. Randy Vaughn, Director,
Office of Disaster Management
Monday, January 30, 2012
The Haiti Missionary Support Group medical team representing the National Baptist Convention USA, Inc. flew into Haiti on Monday, Jan. 30, 2012 arriving at 11:30 am.
This mission trip is 2 yrs. after the devastating earthquake that ravaged this country in 2010. The beauty of this country is very much unrivaled by many countries of the Caribbean. The majestic mountain peaks kiss the sky and the clouds paint pictures of a joyful blush...
We set up our clinic in Sibert, a community outside Port-Au-Prince. The population in this community is about 30,000. Our clinic consisted of a church without a roof and very little wall. Sheets and blankets were used as makeshift walls to add as much privacy as possible. The people of the community were waiting patiently for our arrival and the help we offered.
Much of what our team saw today were people with upper GI problems (worms), Hypertension, rashes, and various infections. All received the necessary medication. We served more than 275 persons in the clinic [on Tuesday January 31].