Field Updates

From the Field: Deschapelles, Haiti Recently as part of our on going relationship with Hôpital Albert Schweitzer we were able to procure and send a donation to them of 10 coolers – here is the resulting feedback and impact from that shipment. We picked up the coolers. One (attached photo) will now help us keep our reagents at an even temperature for the water lab we use to see if wells, water sources, etc. are contaminated with pathogens including cholera bacteria by using coliforms and e.coli as index markers. 
When I arrived to Port-au-Prince, Gale from Healing Hands for Haiti was kind of enough to arrange the driver to take me back to the airport and get my lost luggage. On Thursday, Patricia from Catholic Medical Mission Board...
From the Field: Manila, Philippines Written by: Kevin Carroll, MS, CP, FAAOP
From the Field: Port-au-Prince Haiti Written by: Amanda McCrowell
From the Field: Port Harcourt, Nigeria Written by: Stacy Lawton
From the Field: Elele, Nigeria Written by: Virginia Stone, RNC We completed our third day of Helping Babies Breathe training at a nearby village.  Today's two groups of trainees are all midwives who deliver babies. While listening to some of their stories, we identified several common birthing practices that need to be updated. We sensed that the midwives were agreeable to changing their methods to improve neonatal outcomes.
From the Field: Rivers State, Nigeria Written by: Brian Clark, Photographer
From the Field: Port-au-Prince, Haiti Written by: Amanda Clark
For Haitian children and young adults with disabilities, simple steps can make a big difference.
Physicians for Peace transforms lives by training, supporting and empowering healthcare professionals working with the world’s underserved populations. Since our founding in 1989, Physicians for Peace has deployed thousands of volunteer healthcare professionals on more than 650 missions to 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. We are currently seeking a Communications Manager to work in the corporate office in Norfolk, Virginia.
From the Field: Manila, Philippines Written by: Michael Carroll, LCO, BSPO
From the Field: Rivers State, Nigeria Written by: Denise Tarves
Written by: Michael Carroll, LCO, BSPO In the Field: Manila, Philippines
In less than two weeks, dozens of campers will gather outside of Port-au-Prince for an experience unlike any other. For the second time this year, Physicians for Peace is helping to coordinate a camp for Haitians with disabilities — many of them children and young adults. The experience is called Camp Jake, and we're proud to be working with our partners at The Red Thread Promise (TRTP) to turn this dream into a reality.
Seven hundred babies die each day in Nigeria. That’s 30 deaths an hour. Many of these deaths are preventable, the result of injury, infection or prematurity. This is a tragedy.
Norfolk, Va. – This fall, Physicians for Peace will honor J. Morgan Davis, president and chief banking officer of TowneBank, with its 2012 President’s Award.  The award, to be presented at the group’s Seventh Annual Gala on Oct. 27, recognizes Davis’s unwavering commitment to Physicians for Peace and his unmatched ability to bring friends together to support the international nonprofit.
Written by: Dr. Dorothy Dy Ching Bing Agsaoay From the Field: Manila, Philippines   In March, a team of volunteer medical educators from Sentara Norfolk Hospital in Norfolk, Va., deployed to the Philippines to lead hands-on workshops and provide training lectures at the country’s first burn care conference. Physicians for Peace-Philippines volunteer leader Dr. Dorothy Dy Ching Bing Agsaoay recently sent in an update on a special patient seen during that mission.
Written by: Trey Schott, Physicians for Peace volunteer From the Field: Guayaquil, Ecuador   Note: This week, Physicians for Peace volunteer educators, led by Dr. Jonathan Partington, a neurosurgeon from Virginia Beach, Va., are working closely with a team in Ecuador to elevate skills and care at Luis Vernaza Hospital in Guayaquil. Their mission blog follows.
Written by: Trey Schott, Physicians for Peace volunteer From the Field: Guayaquil, Ecuador   Note: This week, Physicians for Peace volunteer educators, led by Dr. Jonathan Partington, a neurosurgeon from Virginia Beach, Va., are working closely with a team in Ecuador to elevate skills and care at Luis Vernaza Hospital in Guayaquil. Their mission blog follows.

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