G'day! Wow what can I say yes I did get peed on on my first day in Haiti with the kids. You quickly forget or do noot realize that they do not wear diapers down here. Certainly catches you with your pants down but hopefully not your mouth open!
Today we did a morning clinic and say opwards of 40 kids and adults by lunch. Ahhh lunch some of the simplest things, a bagette from the only French bakery in the north of the country, the Croissant D'or. Jo only keeps a 2 day supply so it is savoured. Melt in your mouth.
After lunch we broke into two groups with teams going to Bouchi, Mongoio and those drawing the short straw all the way to Giotan and hour and a half walk up the beach and a river crossing. We distributed in total 482 albendazole tablets and prenatal vitamins. Those that came from that far are a little dragging this evening. Everyone, especially those on their first trip were very much affected by the village visits and were so moved by how welcoming the villagers were. Inviting us into their homes and sharing what they had. Smiles and hellos all around. Compared to the villages being at Jo's is like staying on Main Street in a major town especially tonight wince we have set up village video night. On the special Sante Pou Yo movie sheet outside of Jo's we are showing Spiderman I and the kids and adults alike are spellbound. You can hear a pin drop. Especially now that the chickens and roosters have gone to bed and given that we had rooster for dinner we may get to sleep in. When is goat night?
Must go back to teaching the Canadians how to play cribbage.
Tiffany Keenan, MD CCFP
Director: Haiti Village Health
7 Marley Beach Drive