Simon's Story: Making a Living with Ice Cream and Potatoes
September 15, 2014
We traveled to the Dominican Republic earlier this month. Highlights of the trip included a visit with Simon, a street vendor who lost his leg after being struck by a car while selling ice cream on his tricycle.
Through our Walking Free program, Physicians for Peace outfitted Simon with a new leg – and a way to remain self-sufficient. He now sells baked sweet potatoes and roasted cashews to passing motorists on Highway 1, the main road linking Santiago and Santo Domingo.
Doula Program Offers Gentle Touch to Dominican Teen Mothers
August 12, 2014
Through a partnership with Doulas Dominicanas, our Resource Mothers are now equipped to better assist their clients. In the public hospitals of the Dominican Republic, unless they have a Doula, women are alone during their labor. Resource Mothers will now provide physical, emotional and informational support during and after labor; and provide communications with family members waiting anxiously outside the busy labor and delivery unit.
Hagonoy - A Community's Vision Restored
July 24, 2014
During my pre-teen years, my parents and I have frequented to Hagonoy, Bulacan that it was like a second home to me. Every trip there is an adventure by itself as you would have to travel an hour or two by car to get to San Agustin where you would then ride a boat to get to the middle of the sea.
Mentoring Surgeons in the DR
July 18, 2014
June 2014 - A team of International Medical Educators recently completed a surgical training mission in the Dominican Republic, addressing identified health gaps facing Dominican urologists and their patients.