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Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | May 15, 2014

A couple days ago, Dr. Kaufman shared her initial thoughts as she arrived to Haiti for the fourth time with her husband, Neal, to help out the first ever diabetes camp for the third year.Today, Dr. Kaufman reflects on her four-day journey helping to improve diabetes care and outcomes for children in Haiti.  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | May 13, 2014

For the third year in a row, Dr. Kaufman and her husband, Neal, returned to Haiti for their fourth time to provide aid to the country’s first ever diabetes camp, determined to bring better diabetes care and outcomes for Haitian children. In the first entry of this two-part series, Dr. Kaufman shares her initial feelings and experience as she and Neal arrive to Haiti and the new camp site.  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | April 25, 2013

Editor’s Note: Today, Dr. Kaufman shares her closing thoughts on her experiences from her most recent trip to Haiti, where she helped with their second-ever diabetes camp. If you’re just now joining us for her story on this years trip, please be sure to check out Haiti 2013: Diabetes Management and the Magic of Laughing Children.  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | April 11, 2013

Editor’s Note: Last year, we shared with you a three-part-series from Dr. Francine Kaufman about her experiences visiting Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and helping with their first-ever diabetes camp (Return to Haiti Part 1, Return to Haiti Part 2, Return to Haiti Part 3. This year, Dr. Kaufman and her husband – Dr. Neal Kaufman – returned to Haiti to help children with diabetes without aid.  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | March 22, 2012

Editor’s Note: Today Dr. Kaufman shares her closing thoughts on her experiences from her most recent trip to Haiti, where she helped with the first-ever diabetes camp in Haiti. If you’re just now joining us for her story, please be sure to check out Return to Haiti: Part 1. and Return to Haiti: Part 2.  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | March 15, 2012

Friday night we left the camp at dusk – it is not safe to travel much after dark – just after the kids rambled off the bus and got settled in camp. It is located up in the mountains, where the well-off live. Anxious to get back, we got up early Saturday morning and headed back up the mountain. Heading up this mountain in Haiti was like swimming against the current, broken down vehicles, chaos in the streets, pot holes as big as cars, and animals running free – mainly dogs and goats.  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | March 1, 2012

We have been in Haiti for three days – but it seems like a life time. When we arrived in the airport, it was chaos, and finding our host – Phillipe Larco, MD (an epidemiologist, and the husband of Nancy Larco, MD – the endocrinologist who runs FHADIMAC, the Haitian Diabetes Association and who we came to work with) – was an arduous task being jostled and harangued by a throng of Haitian men trying to help us so that we would pay them a dollar.  Read More >


Posted By Dr. Francine Kaufman | March 25, 2011

I recently traveled to Haiti with my husband, and the incredible Evelyne Fleury Milfort, nurse practitioner and diabetes educator at USC. The purpose of our visit was to provide training for health care professionals at all levels concerning the treatment of people with diabetes. Because we want to continue helping the people of Haiti, we need a plan of action, and it is clear that our first step is to share our experience with you.  Read More >


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