VIDA is continuing to support grassroots efforts to bring medical care to the poorest and worst-affected areas of Haiti.
VIDA supported supported the second trip of a medical team headed by Haitian born physician, Alix J.Magloire who is the Chief of Medicine at the Oakland Veterans Administration Clinic. Dr. Magloire, and two other Haitian born physicians are working at a healthcare center in Cayes Jacmal. They are treating people for infectious diseases such as malaria, gastrointestinal disease, cardiac, metabolic diseases and orthopedic issues. Infectious diseases run rampant due to poor infrastructure and clean water. The doctors brough additional endoscopy, ultrasound, anesthesia, ECG and dialysis machines on their visit.
VIDA also support a local women's group which travel to Haiti in September. They brought over 30 suitcases of medical supplies to benefit an orphonage in Port au Prince
Our efforts continue to evolve and will be long term.
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