Dr. Cindy Hoover updates from Haiti

Post a Comment » Written on August 18th, 2010     
Filed under: Disaster Relief
Dr. Cindy Hoover is planning to blog from Haiti as time and technology allow. Below is part of her blog entry as she prepared to leave. You can read more here.

It’s been 7 months since the earthquake in Haiti.  Much has been done, much remains to do.  By now the “romance” of the situation is waning –  those who want to do something with quick results and great photos have gone on to something new, and the slow hard work of building infrastructure and systems while still attending to urgent needs is the day to day reality.  So why should I go to Haiti now?  Well, for those very reasons.  In many ways, this is the “exciting” time for one trained not just in acute care/curative medicine (I’m a pediatrician) but also in public health/community health development.  more…

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