News and Stories from the Field

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 in Haiti...

Packed Agenda for April 2017 Trip!

Friday April 28: travel and arrival of IWISH team in Port Au Princ Haiti. (Dr Dree Stryker OBGYN; Gail McGee, pediatrics)  Team will be met by Emmanual - our wonderful translator, guide, and operator of an orphanage we will again visit on Monday. Saturday Hospital Les...

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew October 2016

By AZAM AHMED OCT. 10, 2016 New York Times JÉRÉMIE, Haiti — Things had been looking up in Jérémie, a coastal city marooned on the tip of Haiti’s southern peninsula. It had recently gotten its first decent road link to the rest of the country, a new highway through the...

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...

Innovating for Haiti

May 1, 2015 Dr. Stryker of IWISH and Dr. Honore of Haiti have been trying to address the issue of testing for high grade cervical lesions, as cervical cancer is a huge issue in Haiti.  Dr Honore had met with members of the WHO in Washington DC while he was on his...

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

"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 colleagues in Haiti and,...

Update January 2013

Latest News: 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...

Haiti with hope: Midlanders arrive in quake-ravaged country

On Thursday, Daily News photographer John Tully left Midland to document the journey of seven local physicians and nurses who met up with Midlander Mallery Thurlow, the founder of Haiti Foundation Against Poverty. Their hope was to set up a clinic and help Haitians in...

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