Clinicians of the World
Clinicians of the World
2013 Hope For Haiti Medical Trip Report
In This Issue
How things have changed in Haiti
Snowshoe Race for Haiti
Volunteer Opportunities

January 2014
 Dear Rowlens,
We just returned from our recent medical trip to Haiti, which began on November 30, 2013 with the generous support of people like you who share our vision. Clinicians of the World had the honor of mobilizing a team of 21 skilled and dedicated medical and non-medical volunteers to Haiti. We provided health education and expanded our deworming program throughout the mountainous region of Southern Haiti. The objective of our efforts in Haiti is to help the Haitian people transition from relief to self-reliance by through education while encouraging individuals to assume responsibility for their own health.   
  • Implemented Deworming Programs in 2 remote villages in the mountains near the city of Grand-goave, Haiti.
  • 1,920 individuals were dewormed including school-aged children, orphans, and adult villagers.   
  • 2,500 pairs of shoes, sneakers, and sandals distributed
  • 2100 toothbrushes and toothpastes distributed.
  • 4500 bars of soap were distributed
  • More than $30,000 worth of medications, supplies and equipment delivered.
  • Various conditions were treated including- intestinal worms, typhoid, malaria, diarrhea, hypertension, heart failure, impetigo, tinia to scabies.
We could not have done what we did without the generous support from people like you. From our hearts, the Hope for Haiti Team thanks you for helping us make a difference in the lives of struggling people in remote villages of Haiti.

Rowlens M. Melduni, M.D, MPH
President and CEO
Clinicians of the World
"Doing Permanent good"
"You can wish the world was a better place or you can pick one place and make it better."  
How things have changed in Haiti
Reflections of a volunteer 
"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve."
LaSonya T. Fleming, RN
LaSonya Almost 4 years later and the burning question remains, has progress been made in Haiti. I'm so happy to report YES!  Is progress as quick as we want?  Unfortunately the answer is no. Is there still work to be done? Yes there is and will be for quite some time. I was so taken back upon arrival as I walked into the recently upgraded air conditioned airport. Getting through immigration was a breeze. No pun intended. Although we lost two bags, it's always an adventure getting from the Port-au-Prince airport to the parking lot, but I was pleased to see that even the airport crowds had thinned.    
On a personal note, the days and nights were long and hot, but this year's amazing team cared for an average of 200 patients a day all week long. Clothed and placed shoes on hundreds of little one's bodies and feet. Hundreds of people will now live without intestinal parasites (worms), know how to properly wash their hands, have a place to use the toilet and can brush their teeth. Oh the things we take for granted in these United States of America.
I once again met so many wonderful and caring people on this trip, many of whom I will forge life-long friendships with.  I especially remember the 14 year-old son of the pastor who hosted our team at his guest-house(Mission of Hope International). After joking around for hours with me while he interpreted for me at one of the clinics, he said something that left a lasting impression on me. This child at 14 was sure he wanted to continue his parent's legacy and dedicate his life to mission work. I love to experience speaking with young people who are passionate about their life's future plans. Especially when I come home to facebook and some of our young American students with no jobs are making videos about how many clothes they have and that's their only claim to fame. Some of our young people could learn something from this 14 year-old. Two of our team members were of Haitian ancestry and this was their first trip to their motherland. It was so refreshing to see them experiencing the Haitian culture, learn about their history and understand some of the things their parents spoke about to them while growing up  
  As always, even the rocky adventures of riding on those unpaved roads on the countryside of Haiti on the back of a truck have not turned me away from wanting to return. I long for the next time I can give of my time and talent to help improve the lives of the Haitian people. Jiskaské nou rankontré ankò ('Til we meet again).
Snowshoe Race for Haiti
Down by the River SNOWSHOE RACE
Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 9am
Oxbow Park
5731 County Road 105 NW, Byron MN 55920
Adult's RACE ($15 before February 22; $25 on day of the race).
KID's RACE ($8 Entry fee): Includes ribbons and snowshoes.


- Registration and packet pickup starts at 8 am in Zoo Building. 

- Kid's Race (2-10 years) starts at 9:00 am.

- Adult Race starts at 9:30 am.

- Snowshoes can be rented for $3 on Day of Race in the Zoo Building starting at 8 am.

- We'll have door prize, goody bags and age group winner certificates.

- There will be Lively music, refreshments, treats and hot chocolate.

 - Proceeds will benefit the Clinicians of the World's Deworming Program in Haiti.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: 2014
Fall 2014 Hope for Haiti Medical Trip
Clinicians of the World is now recruiting medical and non-medical volunteers Medical Mission Trips to Haiti. As a component of our Deworming Program, we are also seeking volunteers with experience in construction to help us build latrines (outhouses/toilets) in  remote villages in Haiti.
DATES:  November 29 - December 06, 2014 with overnight stay in Miami on Friday November 28, 2014.

COST:  Airfare + $595 to cover ground cost, which covers in-country room and board, ground transportation, translators and mission essentials. 
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR THIS MISSION TRIP?  Our Teams are typically limited to 25 volunteers. If you are interested in joining our Fall 2014 Hope for Haiti Medical Team, please complete and return the trip Application Form to us to reserve your spot. If you have volunteered with us previously, you only need to send the $100 trip deposit. 
Contact Us
Clinicians of the World
P.O Box 116
Rochester, MN 55902-0116
Tel: 1-507-208-4202
'When people partner together, miracles them and to those they touch.'  Joel Osteen
Partner with us in our Life-saving work.  Help us stop the suffering.  
Thank you in advance for your generous donation!
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