Jan 28: The mobilization and organization that is required to run a camp like this one is staggering.
Today was day 4 in Matamoros. Lauren is here! Our Hands on Global team grew to two! Busy clinic day, our gynecologist was in and saw many women, both pregnant and trying not to be. A delegation from the UN High Council for Refugees is here, doing a camp survey and also met with us to do some training and [...]
Today was day 3 in Matamoros. Busier day today, lots of sick babies, several pregnant mothers, people with heart conditions and the ever pressing need for better birth control options. Our team is phenomenal. Providers, nurses, medics, pharmacy, interpreters, support staff, all volunteers, all here for different reasons but same mission. It’s important to be flexible and humble when doing [...]
Today was day 2 in Matamoros. Sundays are days of rest, family, and the sacred in Latin America and that was palpable today. There was a sense of calm. The clinic was not very busy, and we used the downtime to organize, organize, organize. Sustained clinics like this one are constantly evolving, growing, incorporating new members and saying goodbye [...]
Today was day one in Matamoros!I crossed the border with Global Response Management team members and we got right to work. Hands on Global is partnering with GRM to help staff their clinic in Matamoros, Mexico. The clinic is right in the middle of camp. It’s flu season, we saw lots of coughs and colds and fevers today, including some [...]
It’s go time! Crossing the border into Matamoros. Thank you all for supporting this important project. I’m excited to get to work! Post by: Leslie Gibbs
This morning Charlotte, Alex, and I went to the Jungle and had tea and conversation with some of our friends. The hospitality was so sweet as we drank their very diluted tea. Then to visit the Ghana camp, deep inside the Jungle, where most of our translators live. They have made a cozy spot with chairs and tables from the [...]