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October 2013 trip to OSAPO

October 2013 trip to OSAPO
Aimee Tow - Tue Jan 07, 2014 @ 03:16PM
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Kids Health for Haiti team visits OSAPO


A team visited OSAPO in October and they stayed very busy during their stay!  They worked in clinic seeing acutely ill children daily, treating a variety of conditions.  Three children were hospitalized during the week. Pneumonia, post ictal state and severe malnutrition were the reasons the kids required hospitalization.  An outreach clinic was done to a remote village.  Several hundred children and young adults were seen.  Evenings are spent with team members from the US, and our friends and colleagues that work at OSAPO exchanging ideas.  OSAPO is opening a new maternity and pediatrics center and as in preparation for the expansion of care in these areas, education with staff doctors and nurses about caring for newborns, including routine warming, drying, stimulating, signs of low blood sugar, simple assisted breathing techniques, risk of hypothermia immediately post birth and signs of infection and sepsis were discussed.


We look forward to having another team travel to OSAPO in April 2014 as well as to offering medical rotations for residents or other physicians to spend a month at OSAPO. Here is a photograph of the new maternity and pediatric building.


The patients come from the mountainous areas that surround Rousseau, where OSAPO is located.


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