Upper Valley Health Professionals Return To Haiti A Year Later

02/21/11 5:30PM By Neal Charnoff
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Mike Beach of Hanover takes a moment to himself at the Partners in Health hospital in Cange, Haiti, after getting a briefing on some of the patients he'll treat in the coming week.
(Host) Nurses and doctors from Dartmouth traveled to Haiti last year after the deadly earthquake.

Their work was chronicled by the Valley News newspaper in West Lebanon, N.H. The medical team has returned to Haiti this month and reporter Gregory Trotter and photographer Jason Johns traveled with them.

The Valley News and VPR are working together to tell the story of our region's connections in a series called Return to Haiti.

Today, the group is in the village of Cange on Haiti's Central Plateau. Greg Trotter explains by cell phone who they're traveling with.

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(Host) The team from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is working with Partners in Health, which is helping to reconstruct medical care in Haiti.

The doctors say now they're less focused on treating the aftermath of the earthquake. Instead, they're rebuilding the country's health system.

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Tom LeBlanc, center, a nurse from New London, meets Alix Prince of Partners in Health at the arrival gate outside Toussaint L'Ouverture airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sunday.


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