Friday, February 26, 2010

Dr. Cynthia Waickus: Mobile clinics around Petit Goave, Haiti

International Medical Corps volunteer Dr. Cynthia Waickus is currently in Haiti, and is posting on The Rush University Medical Center News Blog.

Petit Goave, Haiti, Feb. 22, 2010, 10:06 p.m. ET…A large majority of people here have never even seen a doctor; others have chronic diseases that have gotten out of hand. Devastation from the quake is just as extensive here. Today, I went to a clinic accessible only by boat, and treated about 85 patients.

Petit Goave, Haiti, Feb. 23, 2010, 6:57 p.m. ET...We have come to realize that “heartache and sleepless” are the common symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder here. (more)

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