2017 Trip Summary

2017 Trip Summary

Below are links to rich summaries of different aspects of the 2017 IWISH mission to Haiti. Each link contains both text and photos.  Don’t miss the “Walking Tour” of LaGonave Hospital! Enjoy!! 2017 Medical Mission summary Orphanage Summary Networking...
Reflections on Volunteering

Reflections on Volunteering

When I travel with Dr. Stryker, one of my duties before the trip is to prepare daily quotations that will motivate, unite, inspire, heal, and comfort the rest of the team. I include words that have sparked a certain note in my heart, and I have spread them throughout...
June 2014 Trip

June 2014 Trip

Background In September 2013, we took our IWISH team on a whirlwind tour of 4 hospitals in 7 days in an effort to evaluate existing technology and identify voids in technology and training that would need to be addressed in the coming year. Because of the very...
September 2013 Update

September 2013 Update

“I’ve unloaded a lot of my life here this week”- a quote from one of the members of our September 2013 mission team The goals of the September IWISH mission trip were to inventory the items that have been shipped over the past two years to our...

January 2013 Update

The IWISH mission of self-sustainability has been increasingly “testing the waters” of technical training and equipment donation in Haiti, where corruption and theft is the rule rather than the exception.  The three ultrasound machines donated previously are a huge...

After the Quake: Trip #5 (March 2011)

The stated objective of the March (Spring Break) medical mission trip was to finalize the team of Haitian physicians that would make the clinics self-sustaining. The core group of Haitian physicians is passionate and very appreciative of the dedication that we have to...