Today we hear from team leader Lisbet Hanson on the very first day of lectures at St Damien Hospital:
“A long day!
We have a great day reconnecting with old friends and making some new ones.
As previously, the lectures and discussions were stimulating and interesting. Lectures started at 8:30 AM after mass in the chapel with Fr Rick. (One stretcher before the alter held 5 small bodies wrapped in their funeral shrouds. As Gitte said, it was a reminder of why we are here; to help improve pregnancy outcomes.)
It was a day of OB lectures. This course is about applying ultrasound skills to clinical situations, i.e. now that they can get the measurements and make the diagnoses what do they do with that information?
Three of our Haitian colleagues gave excellent presentations as did Dr Fouron, Ellen and Bettina.
Because of the discussions and a late lunch at a local restaurant, we had to postpone two lectures until tomorrow.
Enrico again wowed us with his culinary skills at dinner. Our housing arrangements are definitely an upgrade this year – no tents and only 2 to a room instead of the dormitory style. There is a large crack under our door to the outdoors. Enrico says it is so the bugs can get out.
Now off to bed as the day starts early here!”