Portraits of Haiti: HACAOT Mobile Medical Clinic in Village of Lorie

 By the numbers:   HACAOT  Mobile Medical Clinic to Village of Lori

25 Team members including doctors, nurses, clinicians, interrupters, logistics and support staff, are based in a house in Cap Haitian. There are 3 bathrooms and 3 bedrooms: 7 men in one room, 6 women in a second room, 4 men in a third room.  Others sleep on air mattresses downstairs and on two large porches off the front and back of the second level.

At 6:00 am breakfast is served and at 6:30 am the team departs for Lorie, a half hour away.

People waiting when we arrived at 7 am

 

Empty church before set up

Pharmacy dispensing station at back of church. Medical stations on right and left going toward front.

At 7:00 am the team arrives at an open church and by 7:15 the first patients are in triage.  Inside, the following specialized stations are set up:

- 3 Intake and triage stations

- 3 Physician stations

- 1 Lab Station

- 1 Dental Fluoride Station

- 4 People running the pharmacy station (foreground above – center to right)

 

Waiting outside to be seen in the clinic

 

Elderly woman being escorted to Mary Fargen’s station

Floride and dental sealant being applied to a child’s teeth.  Out of 129 kids, Carolyn was only bit twice by scared toddlers

Triaged to the front for breathing problems, a nebulizer with a bronchodilator will clear her lungs.

 

Cell phones are a way of life no matter your economic status

By the end of the day 11 hours were spent treating patients.  271 were seen in total. 129 were under 16.

 

All photography and writing COPYRIGHT 2011 Adam Bacher.  Absolutely no usage with prior authorization.  All rights reserved.

 

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9 Comments

  1. Mark Kramer November 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    Powerful stuff. Great work! Keep it up.

  2. Trevor November 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I can’t believe all you’ve been doing!! You have helped these people in so many ways. Mark is right. keep up the good work!!

  3. Zack Smith November 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Adammmm!!!!! U R awesome! Keep up the good work!

    Baker Prarie is watching U! So do not let us down!

    JK:) (just joking)!

  4. mary fargen November 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Adam it was great meeting and working with you. The photos really capture our work.
    keep in touch.

  5. vivi November 17, 2011 at 9:33 am #

    good job adam keep up the good work :))))))))))))))

  6. Heidi Parr November 17, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    Great work. These kids need help a lot ore than most children in the united states. This is what I like to see when I hear about the disaster(I like to see help given, not the people who need it). Keep doing what you do.

  7. ceaser November 17, 2011 at 10:29 am #

    your doing a great job with helping out! keep it up!

  8. kaitlyn November 17, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    keep up the good work i love it

  9. Ronel Nicolas November 23, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    Hi there
    I congratulate you for coming and helping my people even though many of you are not medical professionals I met many cases like that. help without love is showbizz.

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