2018-December

Dec 5-8: NSVI will conduct its 18th mission in Haiti. As of Nov 16, 2018, we can accommodate one more guest vasectomist.

Our international vasectomists will come from far away to serve the families of Haiti.

Doug’s flights from Tampa to Cap-Haitien and return:

Tentative Schedule:

Wednesday Dec 5:
1. Arrive in Cap Haitien on American Airlines #2732 at 12:32 PM. Before we arrive, our Haitian Team brings our stored supplies (tables, Mayo stands, and some equipment) from the Cap Haitian Health Network (CHHN) office to Hopital Ft. St. Michel. We perform vasectomies, reviewing our technique and protocol. We exchange money so that we can reimburse patients for lost income and transportation costs. We spend the evening at Hotel Roi Christophe, where we organize supplies to equip two teams.

Thursday Dec 6:
As Team 1, Dr. Mesadieu and Dr. Shu go to Dr. M’s ULS Clinic in Ft. Bourgeois. When finished, they go to Dr. St-Martin’s private clinic in Cap-Haitien. As Team 2, Drs. Saint-Vil, Johannensen, and Miller spend the day at the Dugue Clinic. Then they go wherever Covsky thinks there would be patients. Options include Centre du Sante 2000 in Limbe, New Hope Hospital in Plaine-du-Nord, or Centre Médical Nouvel Espoir de BasLimbé.

Friday Dec 7:
Team 1 goes to Centre de Sante de Caduch or wherever Covsky thinks might have more patients. Then they go to Hopital Ft. St. Michel. Team 2 goes to Clinique Metropolitaine in Limonade, then joins the other team at HFSM. When finished there, we simply locked the door so we can continue on Saturday morning without having to set up again. We pay all staff for the cases performed so far.

Saturday Dec 8:
HFSM in Cap Haitien until 12:00, at which time we depart to get the 1:24 flight back to Miami. As the other doctors work, I pay the staff for Saturday and divide supplies and equipment into those that stay in Cap-Haitien for the next mission, and those that I bring home to the USA.

So far, 2 Guest Vasectomists have missed their flights to Cap-Haitien. One cancelled altogether and the other came a day late. DON’T TAKE CHANCES. I strongly advise you to arrive in MIA on Dec 4 and spend the night in an airport hotel. I could take a later flight to MIA and arrive at 9:15 AM, but if that flight is delayed, all of our equipment might not make it onto the MIA-CAP flight and the whole mission would be spoiled. So I plan a layover in MIA of at least 3 hours.

Guest Vasectomists should bring the items listed halfway down the page HERE.