Stepping outside, we move on to the examination container:
We are now inside the large exam room; behind me is a smaller, more private exam room that I didn't happen to get a photo of:
This is the OBY/GN specialist, Dr. Yvon Justin, graduate of the State University of Haiti. He and Handy explained to us how they had been initially seeing 35 or so patients a day, but now they are beginning to treat 40 to 45 patients a day.
Handy, now standing, and the doctor also explain that in an emergency, they are actually equipped to deliver a baby.A closeup of Dr. Justin:
Back outside I found another 20-foot container, donated to the clinic by Americare, this one strictly for storage:
And a really self-sufficient clinic would be incomplete without its own medical-waste incinerator:
This beige edifice, the incinerator, was donated by UNICEF to the MSPP, the Haitian Ministry of Health, who in turn donated it to the clinic.
The women's clinic tour basically over, we beat a slow retreat back to the outpatient clinic as Georgianne, who has her own notes on all this, continued to ask Handy questions, stopping as well to talk to several of the patients sitting in the outpatient waiting area, before we finally said our goodbyes to one of the Handiest guys in Port-au-Prince, Jean "H" Tilbert and headed for the parking lot. It had been inspiring to meet such dedicated people and to know that life for Haiti's women had been made a little better through hands across the ocean working in tandem with the talented hands of local Haitians:
and back out on the crowded and colorful streets of Port-au-Prince: