Update: Video of baby Baby with clubbed foot walking after surgery

Link to baby with clubbed foot walking after surgery

Prevalence of Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria, Protozoans, and Helminthes in Drinking Water from Sources Located in Jacsonville and Throughout the Matabonite Region of Central Haiti.

Executive Summary Prevalence of Potentially Pathogenic Bacteria, Protozoans, and Helminthes in Drinking Water from Sources Located in Jacsonville and Throughout the Matabonite Region of Central Haiti. Submitted by Susan E. Barbaro and the Rivier University Travel Abroad Group, Haiti, 2013 This report provides water quality data for water collected from eleven wells, two rivers, and one […]

Helminth infections

The quarterly clinics conducted by Sante Total have identified recurrent symptoms among the pediatric population; primarily stomach aches, headaches and stunted growth. Helminth infections has been notably associated with malnutrition in developing countries. Helminth infections can have detrimental effects on a community by affecting pediatric and adolescent nutrition and thus physical and mental  development. In order to determine if helminth infection […]

Clinic Progress – Getting ready for the roof

We are working on the porch to get ready for the roof. -Gaby    

Clinic progress: United Effort!

August 27, 2013: Students of William Carey College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulane School of Medicine, LSU School of Medicine, and Tulane School of Public Health are uniting efforts to fundraise to finish the clinic in Haiti. The goal is raise $38,000 dollars to finish the clinic and cover the one year of medication costs.

Hypertension and Nutrition:

Although commonly associated with affluent societies, the majority of hypertensive disease burden falls on the developing world. Haiti is an example of this phenomenon. There are few studies on essential hypertension in Haiti despite hypertension related disease being a major cause of morbidity and mortality. To our knowledge nothing has been published that objectively examines […]

Burn injury

A 2 year old girl from a small village that borders Jacsonville burned her hand in June 2012 in a cooking fire. Her family is very poor and she was not able to get her any medical care. When we saw her in July 2012, she was not able to move any fingers on that […]

Latrines Coming to Jacsonville

Last March, Sante Total conducted a site assessment of the sanitation infrastructure within Jacsonville. Currently, 58 households lack access to latrines or other means to enclose defecation and contain harmful bacteria, such as E. coli. Another 44 household are using latrines that are inadequate by the World Health Organization (WHO) and also are unsafe to use. […]

Clinic progress: Walls and the Roof are coming!

The medical team also participated in a celebration in honor of Catherine A. Weis and Warren G. Weis, parents of Dr. Barbara Weis. Dr. Barbara has visited Jacsonville five times with her daughter, Christina, and plays an integral role in helping to continue the work of Sante Total. A donation made in their honor will […]

June 30-July 7, 2012: 11th Medical Team Treats Over 300 Patients

A medical team visited Jacsonville for the eleventh trip since February 2009. Team members from Maryland included: Dr. Barbara Weis, Dr. Kristen Miller, Dr. Arieda Gjikopulli, and Christina Stiles. Team members from New Orleans were: Dr. Domnica Fotino, Dr. Julia McDonald, Dr. John Roberts, Matthew Marx, Ashley Sarver, Leah Nuss, Naomi Gadinsky, Gabe Baltaz, Sally […]