Global Doc: Cancer Training

Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. '02 | February 4, 2015

Some took a bus for six hours from the north of Haiti on Sunday. Others woke up early Monday morning to arrive in Port-au-Prince just in time for the training. We chartered a flight for the team of five coming from Jérémie — a journey that can last up to eight hours in a bus. In all, 20 doctors and 32 nurses, representing all 10 geographic departments of Haiti, attended the three-day training.

The first day began in a state of chaos, which was to be expected for such a massive undertaking, a training that has never before been done in Haiti. The doctors and nurses sat through most of the lectures on the first day together: the basic introduction to what cancer is, how we diagnose it and the modalities of treatment were applicable to everyone.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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