The National School of Nursing in Port-au-Prince collapsed on January 12, 2010 with 137 students and 4 of the 6 permanent professors inside. This of course really touched us and we told ourselves that there was inevitably a big void to be filled. In this country, they already face a shortage of nurses in general, and we also observed that there were neither scrub nurses nor nurse anesthetists, since no training program currently exists in Haiti. We have always done things in coordination with local institutions, since we must be a part of the health system plans that the local authorities want to put into place. It’s our way to viewing things as a responsible NGO.
Claude MUSSETFormer Vice President in Charge of Construction
I have wonderful memories of this mission, of human interactions and sharing knowledge with motivated Haitians. During this training mission, the interest and mobilization of all players was remarkable. At the end of the training week, the participants turned in their presentation sheets and expressed their request for [further] training, and their satisfaction. Their “pride” upon participating in this session emerged. I hope that a permanent rotation of personnel professional development will soon be put into place by HumaniTerra.
Chantal LEVASSEURDir. of the IADE IBODE Schools in Marseille and Healthcare Professional Schools in Marseille and Health Care Professional (These schools train Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNA) and State-Certified Scrub Nurses)
The aim of our mission in Cambodia was cooperation with local medical and paramedical teams in order to strengthen surgical skills. In Phnom Penh, the mission was also to enable student courses to be taught and participation in surgical conferences with the goal of increasing the value of our actions in the minds of professionals and, despite conditions that were sometimes difficult, and the lack of time, we were able to treat more than 150 patients.