Our day started off bright and early where we were greeted by the Foundation For Peace staff with breakfast. Shortly after we boarded our bus to visit Elbenizer Hospital for our first patient encounter in Haiti.
This is a local hospital that sees patients outpatient of a variety of ages, has a lab, operating room, an emergency room with 1 bed, and a few about 10-15 inpatient beds.
Our team split up to work with the Haitian doctors and nurses to efficiently treat a room full of patients.This was our first day working with Creole translators and providing care which had it’s difficulties taking a history. We also were introduced to diseases that are common among Haitian populations and learned how they present and how to treat.
After enjoying another delicious Haitian meal, our evening concluded with packing and sorting supplies for our next day’s clinic.