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Haiti one year later

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Sis Arlette,
Here is a good sample of a powerpoint presentation I prepared a while ago.

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Haiti one year later

  1. 1. ONE YEAR LATER ONE YEAR LATER Deborah K. Witt, MD Assistant Professor Jefferson Family & Community Medicine Thomas Jefferson UniversityMedical Director, Glory Unlimited Ministries SNMA INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS April 23, 2011
  2. 2. OBJECTIVES INSPIRE ENCOURAGE EMPOWERMAKE A DIFFERENCE
  3. 3. • Evangelist Dorothy J. White from Copperas Cove, Texas, founder of Glory Unlimited Ministries 1998 – recent 501c3 non profit status• Initiated Mission 2001, Medical team• Powerpoint to encourage youth on Abstinence• Kings Glory Healing Clinic, 2005 (solo)• Elective developed with Dept. of Family & Community Medicine, March 2008
  4. 4. Jamaica pop 2,285,928 Declared Independence 1962 Smaller than Connecticut Median Age - 23.9 years old Urban Population - 53%https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html Infant Mortality Rate - 15.22/1000 Haiti pop 9,035,563 births Declared independence 1804 Slightly smaller than Maryland Median Age - 21.1 years old Urban Population - 47% Infant Mortality Rate - 59.68/1000 births Waterborne Illnesses : Bacterial diarrhea, Hep A/E, Typhoid fever - Vector borne Illness: Dengue fever & malaria
  5. 5. ELECTIVE CURRICULUM CURRICULUM• HOME VISITS• EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS• GIVEAWAYS FOOD, CLOTHES, ETC• NURSING HOME VISITS• HOMELESS CARE/STREET CHURCH• HOSPITAL ROUNDS/ACCIDENT & ER WARD• CULTURAL EXCHANGE IN COMMUNITY
  6. 6. HAITIFEBRUARY 2010FEBRUARY 2010
  7. 7. • Rickets Cases• Sexual Abuse 3 year old• Rape/Incest/Domestic Violence• Severe Depression• Mumps• Home Remedies/Alternative Medicines• Multiple skin diseases• Newborn Visit• Anxiety/PTSD
  8. 8. HAITISEPTEMBER 2010SEPTEMBER 2010
  9. 9. Lessons Learned• Addressing unique cultural and medical issues• Learning how to use interpreter services (phone and in person)• Becoming exposed to the convoluted healthcare system• Gaining a new set of medical knowledge• Learning to be creative and flexible as a healthcare professional• The best and most challenging part is hearing our patients’ stories and treating them in the context of those stories
  10. 10. Lessons Learned (cont)• Needs Assessment• Collaboration with Government & Community Leaders• Building trust although short term tour• Identifying Community Resources• Local physician contacts & support• Implementation plan• International healthcare systems• Dispel myths of foreign aid
  11. 11. deborah.witt@jefferson.edu www.gloryunlimitedministries.org www.gloryunlimitedministries.org

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