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Haiti Eye Care Symposium Mildred MG Olivier, M.D. Associate Professor Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science May 18-20, 2012 AAO Haiti Task.

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2 Haiti Eye Care Symposium Mildred MG Olivier, M.D. Associate Professor Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science May 18-20, 2012 AAO Haiti Task Force Member

3 Financial Disclosure No financial interest in this talk Haitian-American First mission trip 1993 with John Mitchell to Mirbalais

4 AAO Task Force for Haiti Recovery David W. Parke II MD, ex-officio Robert Butner, MD Claude Cowan, MD Mildred MG Olivier, MD Daniel LaRoche, MD Richard Lee, MD Stephanie Marioneaux, MD Nelson Marques, chair, Pan American Ophthalmological Foundation Kaz Soong, MD 100 percent of donations sent to Haiti

5 Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare Overview 50 bed trauma and critical care hospital Employs: 44 Haitian Nurses 22 Haitian Physicians 70 Support Staff and Administration

6 Comprehensive Outpatient Services -General outpatient clinic with a pediatrician, two family medicine doctors, an OB/GYN, a dermatologist and HIV care -Wound care -Physical therapy -Surgical consultations -Urgent Care Center (24/7)*

7 Emergency Services Staff and equipped to triage and stabilize critical patients Intensive care unit available to very critical patients Expanding access to critical and trauma care in Haiti through training staff at HBMPM (pilot) and to add other sites as this project develops sustainability

8 Radiology Unique Radiology program including a 16-slice CT Scanner

9 Surgical Expertise and Services 2 (soon to be 3) state of the art operating rooms Specialties include: General, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Obstetrics and Neurosurgery

10 Funding and operational model Operations in partnership with Project Medishare Grants Food for the Poor American Red Cross Rotary International Knights of Columbus Lions Club (UK –Carterton and Witney) Private donations Individual donors Patient revenues *New* Begin charging insurance and wealthier patients to subsidize free care

11 Social Impact 60,000 patients seen a year… INDICATOR Total Jan- March 2012 # of Inpatients Seen490 # of Outpatients Seen10118 # of Operations Performed 432

12 Current Ophthalmology Program Launch of outpatient and surgical program in May patients operated and 150 screened MOU with the Haitian Society of Ophthalmology State of the art equipment and supply donations from Alcon, physicians and other hospitals

13 Partners and contributers Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Haitian Society of Ophthalmology (HSO) University of Miami Alcon Medical Missions International DSC Logistics and Direct Relief International American Glaucoma Society (AGS) Northwest Community Hospital and Sherman Hospital

14 Vision "My hope is to have a full-functioning, sub-specialty eye clinic where continual skills transfer can be done. That way volunteer PAAO and AAO members can confer state of the art ophthalmological techniques to Haitian clinicians. We want to raise the bar for trainings Mildred M. G. Olivier, M.D.

15 Current Operating Expenses

16 Dr. Frantz Large President of the HSO


18 AAO Mobile Units


20 Just do it!

21 ?? Mission Impossible?? Procure : Ophthalmic equipment Logistics : Pack equipment Transport to Port of Miami Ship to Haiti ?Boat? Air – Budget : $0

22 The 6 Cs of Teamwork Compassion with Commitment Connections Communication Cooperation Courtesy & Respect

23 Compassion with Commitment Goal : Provide equipment to broadly re-establish ophthalmic services in earthquake ravaged Haiti Identify the need: – HSO, Volunteers Outline a strategy for procurement, packing & shipping – Pro Bono Consult with Haitian Society of Ophthalmology re: distribution – Picture of broken slit lamp & damaged building

24 Connections AAO received offers of donated equipment- Jane Aguirre, VP of Global Alliances & Annamarie Hastings Social networking- Facebook: Earthquake survivors & friends, Gregory Mevs- Clinton Foundation; Food for the Poor, Fed Ex, patients Contacts Ophthalmic Equipment companies USAID, State Department NGOs – Physicians for Peace, Partners in Health

25 Communication Broadcast your challenge- friends, family, colleagues, patients, businesses Immediate follow up on all leads Negotiate : Humanitarian= pro bono TV Coverage – ABC, WHRO, NBC Trail

26 Media Coverage CBS ABC – Nightline – World News Tonight NBC WGN CNN Daily Herald Chicago Tribune

27 Cooperation AAO Staff – Refer donations to sub committee – Catalog all pro bono donations & contact info. – Follow up with Tax exempt donation letters Haitian Society of Ophthalmology – Identify & respect their needs – Keep them up to date – They decide on distribution

28 From My Home to Your Home


30 What We Accomplished 5 complete rooms of ophthalmic equipment( Lombart Instrument) 14,000 pairs of reading glasses (Physicians for Peace) 8000 bottles of prescription eye drops( Allergan) SLT Laser Shipped by the Clinton Foundation Arrived April 2, 2010 in Port au Prince, Haiti

31 Donations cont- Complete, 2 exam room satellite office (Drs. Cheryl Powell & Lori Moore) SLT laser (Dr. Mildred Olivier) 6 new Topcon Chairs 2 Slit lamps

32 Total donations Potential for 10 rooms of equipment SLT and Yag Laser 11,000 bottles of prescription eye drops Phaco machine Ophthalmic Books and Surgical Videos Panoptic Ophthalmoscope and Lenses Provizion Camera with Computer

33 Courtesy Thank everyone & thank them often Recognize hard work & generosity Formal thank you notes, mail, , verbally Tax deductible letters confirming donations

34 Thanks to Dr. Stephanie Marioneaux Dr. Brigitte Hudicourt WHRO- Barbara Hamm WHRO-Lisa Godley ABC-Barbara Ciarra Chicago- Dr. Mike Brennan Dr. David Parke Lombart Instrument MSI Dixie Crating Topcon Allergan Drs. Cheryl Powell & Lori Moore Agape Church AAO Task Force for Haiti Recovery Phillippe Chatelain Inspire Pharmaceuticals Kiwanis International AAO Staff Alcon Foundation Lisa Jones Johnson Gregory Mevs Physicians for Peace Clinton Foundation USAID/State Dept.

35 AAO- Visiting Professor Volunteer List Subspecialty Representation – Oculoplastics – Glaucoma – Pediatrics – Training tech staff

36 Canadian Ophthalmologist Training July 2010

37 HUEH Clinic and Post operative Area Luc Nozier – Phaco – India Beatrice Valerius – Pediatric – Bascom Palmer Mike Maingrette – Phaco and Glaucoma- India and Bascom Palmer Don Hernshelown- Retina- North Carolina Regine Edward – Phaco – Argentina Bio Medical individuals – Raymond and two others

38 One or more operating rooms entirely devoted to eye care, An eye care clinic mainly aimed at the economically poor, but possibly with a part time profit use in order to help with the costs. A 24 hour emergency care unit. One major center for providing all levels of eye care education. A center for the formation and training or residents in Ophthalmology A center for sub-specialty training. A community eye care health center. A major clinical research center for eye care

39 Bernard Mevs Eye Clinic




43 List of Donations 4 chairs 1 lateral file cabinet 3 horizontal file 4 horizontal file 2 small bookcases 2 large cabinets 4 small cabinets 2 wheel chairs 3 small fridges 6 operating lights 1 blanket warmer on wheels 8 carts on wheels 2 sterilizers 3 medical beds 41 lockers 20 miscellaneous pieces of electronic equipment 3 TVs Goldman Humphrey Machine Corneal Endothelial Cell Count SD- OCT A Scan

44 Total donations Potential for 20 rooms of equipment 2-3 SLTs and 2 Yag Lasers 15,000 bottles of prescription eye drops 14,000 reading glasses Phaco machine AMO, Infiniti Ophthalmic Books and Surgical Videos Panoptic Ophthalmoscope and Lenses Provizion Camera with Computer

45 Dr. Hudicourt taking inventory of donated Instruments by Khosla Medical Instruments, brought by Dr. Laroche ITEMQUANTITY Iris Spatula2 Chopper1 Y shape nucleus manipulator 1 Mcpherson son forceps 6 Rotators6 Canula10 Simco canula4 Jewelers forceps10 Needle holders5 Curve scissors1 Blepharostates2 Utrata5 Baraquer blepharostats 10 Scalpel blades3 boxes, 75 blades 10-0 nylon Suturesome 8-0 vicryl Suturesome 9-0 nylon Suturesome 27 gauge cannulasSome Ahmed valves10

46 Future Site of Bernard Mevs – Expansion????

47 Dr. Brigitte Hudicourt and Family



50 Dinner Gathering with the Haitian Society of Ophthalmology at Papaye restaurant In Petionville, First time the group got together after the earthquake,



53 Merci Ampil

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