Earthquake in Haiti 39 – Theresia and Fr. John – The First Week

Earthquake in Haiti 38 – CTF-SOS DRS on the Ground 9

CTF-SOS DRS continues its work in Haiti in the wake of the earthquake there.

Here is a brief summary written by Theresia of activities during her first week in Haiti. She will be in Haiti through August helping CTF-SOS DRS provide medical, humanitarian and pastoral support to earthquake victims.

Wednesday May 19 – Arrival in Port Au Prince, Haiti

Theresia and John met Birgit [Landsaid Project Coordinator], Serge [Translator] and Maxo

Theresia and John attended WHO cluster meeting (mobile clinic cluster) at the Healing Hands for Haiti office with Birgit and Dirch[Managing Director of Lands Aid in Germany]

Orientation to the Landsaid/CTF-SOS DRS base and the Lands Aid members there

Thursday May 20
Daily planning meeting – Lands Aid
Mobile clinic at Notre Dame Seminary in Cazeau
The patients: 60

The medical team members:
Doctor : Rose Mary (German) Lands Aid
Doctor’s Assistant: Colin P. Richard (Haiti)
Nurse : Felicitas (German) Lands Aid
Nurse and Registration: Michaela (Haiti)
Pharmacist : Ramona (German), Lands Aid
Translators: Mitu (Haiti)
Translator and Registration: John Baptist (Haiti)
Nurse assistant: Theresia Sinaga (CTF-SOS DRS Indonesia)
Pharmacist Assistant: John Tanyi (CTF- SOS DRS) (Cameroon)Driver:Dimy (Haiti), driver

At 3 PM the mobile clinic is over for the day

Friday May 20
Daily planning meeting
Mobile clinic at Notre Dame Seminary,Cazeau
Pastoral Care Giver/Nurse assistant: Theresia Sinaga (CTF-SOS DRS Indonesia)
Pharmacist Assistant: John Tanyi (CTF- SOS DRS) (Cameroun)
3 PM – the mobile clinic is over for day

Theresia provided pastoral care for 2 patients with the help of a translator (JB):Madame Nicodem, a mother with 5 children who had an accident in 2008. Mad. N was knocked by a private car when she was going to the church.

Saturday May 21
Daily planning meeting
Set up the mobile clinic
Theresia, John and Dimy (driver) went to price cars and an internet service for the base community/projexct
Theresia and John join the mobile clinic
3 PM – the mobile clinic is over for the day

Sunday May 22
Mass at St. Pierre Vaniel Parish
Visit of Port au Prince – Earthquakes affected areas
Visit Santo – Site of possible prosthetics project
Lunch at traditional Haitian café

Monday May 23
Daily meeting by Lands Aid
Mobile clinic at Notre Dame Seminary, Cazeau
The patients : 67
Pastoral Care Giver/Nurse assistant: Theresia Sinaga(CTF-SOS DRS Indonesia)
Pharmacist Assistant: John Tanyi (CTF- SOS DRS) (Cameroon)

Tuesday May 24
Daily planning meeting by Lands Aid
Mobile clinic at Notre Dame Seminary, Cazeau
The patients : 63
Pastoral Care Giver/Nurse assistant: Theresia Sinaga (CTF-SOS DRS Indonesia)
Pharmacist Assistant: John Tanyi(CTF- SOS DRS) (Cameroon)

Wednesday May 25
Daily planning meeting
Mobile clinic at Notre Dame Seminary, Cazeau
The patients : 65

Additional volunteers :
Doctor: Marcela, (Italy – Pediatrician)
Daniella (Italy – a gynecologist)
Nurse: Gloria (Italy)

Theresia provided pastoral care for 2 patients – Rosedaniella Andre and Vivian. One was suffering significantly from the effects of the earthquake.

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3 thoughts on “Earthquake in Haiti 39 – Theresia and Fr. John – The First Week

  1. Dear Theresia,
    Your effort and your Organization services to the poor and to the victim provide evidence the presence of blessing of God to Haiti people. We are Indonesian proud of you.

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  3. I thought the topics you posted on were very interesting. Nice Blog and keep posting 🙂

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