Date: January 11, 2011

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Starting a Medical School in Haiti

Return to Port-au-Prince Today’s view from the ground: Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 2011 Haiti. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. It’ll change your life – or end it. The return to Haiti was supposed to begin with a hike to resupply Cloud Forest, a roadside medical shack in the idyllics highlands of the southern peninsula where Clayton was headed before Sarah shanghaied him to Nord-Ouest. Upon my arrival in Port-au-Prince, I waited for…

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Date: December 3, 2010

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Caribbean Ethnomedicine

Interlude: St. George’s Today’s view from the ground: St. George’s, Grenada – December 2010 Most Caribbean islands look very much alike, especially at their points of entry. Airports and seaports are festooned with images of happy foreigners frolicking on beaches, being catered to by happy docile natives under a perpetual friendly sun. It makes for a lovely holiday, but one farther removed from reality than some people would prefer. V.S….

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Date: November 23, 2010

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Fighting Cholera in Northern Haiti

Fighting Cholera – Part 1 Today’s view from the ground: St. Louis du Nord, Haiti, November 2010 Forty-eight hours ago, I did not expect to be in northwest Hispanola on the front line of the fight against cholera. But, as those familiar with me know, I have a tendency to end up in these situations. I met the staff of Materials Management Relief Corps in downtown Port-au-Prince on Sunday morning…

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