haiti mobile clinics
The first couple days back in Haiti were spent returning to some of the same small towns we visited 2-years ago for mobile clinics. The buildings and people were the same, but I/we felt much more prepared this time. (thank you 2 additional years of medical school)
Our pharmamentarium had one main drug per class (albendazole, amoxicilin, metro, cipro, enalapril, hctz, metformin, asprin, tylenol, ibuprofen, iron, and good old multivitamins) so determining the diagnosis and treatment was ‘simpler’ than you’d think.
One of the days I was even to run a pediatric station more or less by myself with the help of a translator from Creole to French/English. Most of the care provided at the mobile clinics was on the adult end of the spectrum with organized focuses on diabetes, hypertension, along with any-old medical complaint that people walked in with.