11:26 AM Eastern - Friday, August 24, 2012

A day in the life of a SEIU/CIR doctor volunteering in Haiti #default

When a powerful earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, SEIU members joined relief efforts to put our union's resources to work and help our neighbors in Haiti, and scores of SEIU member nurses and resident physicians volunteered for--and contributed to--relief efforts.

Two years later, SEIU members continue to deploy to meet the ongoing medical needs of the Haitian community, donating vacation time in one-week intervals.

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Earlier this week, CIR Communications Coordinator Erin Malone joined a delegation of 4 doctors funded by the CIR Policy and Education Initiative and has been blogging about experiences with photos and video throughout her trip.

The doctors Erin is shadowing are working in the Bernard Mevs/Project Medishare Hospital, a trauma hospital whose mission is to train Haitian workers in health care professions so that they can develop a stronger health care system and provide access to Haitians who don't currently have health care.

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Read about Erin's experiences upon her arrival in Haiti, shadowing the residents and what life is like at Bernard Mavs Hospital.

Check out all Erin's blog updates from Haiti through August 24th on cirseiu.org here.

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