HAITI NEEDS YOU THIS OCTOBER

From October 21 to 28 EMI will be sending a medical team to Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti.  Currently we have 3 medical doctors, a pharmacist and for the first time, 2 dentists.  But, we REALLY need more nurses.  Can you help us? If you are a nurse or know someone who is, we could really use your help.

If you can’t make it, your financial help would be greatly appreciated.  To properly serve the people of Haiti at the clinic, we need to purchase approximately $4,000 in dental equipment.  Please donate now!

October 21 to 28 Croix des Bouquets

We need your help to provide medical and dental care to the people of Haiti.  Here’s what we need:

  • 3 nurses and a dental assistant
  • $4,000 for dental compressors and sterilizing equipment.
  • $5,000 for medication and anaesthetic.

 

Introducing two new members of the Board.

Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming two newcomers to our membership.

 In June 2018, we welcomed Dr. Francine McCourt and Dr. Greg Jeffries to the Board of Directors. Both Francine and Greg have served with EMI on medical missions in past years and come with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the medical field.

 Dr. Francine McCourt has also accepted the position of Director of Medical Programs and, along with Dr. Greg Jeffries, will oversee all the medical aspects of our work going forward.

 We are blessed to have these two wonderful individuals join us and look forward to working with them to continue to provide primary healthcare and education to some of the world’s most impoverished peoples.

 

 Francine McCourt, BSc., M.D., CCFP – Director of Medical Programs

Since completing her medical training at McMaster and Queen’s University Dr. Francine McCourt has practiced in a variety of settings including Northern Ontario, Youth Health Centres, Family Practice and currently works as a Hospitalist at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital.  She is a wife and a mother of two children.

Since her first trip to Haiti in the fall of 2017, Francine is keen to explore serving that community further.  Her first experience rekindled her passion to help others with love, compassion and without judgment to the best of her abilities.

 

Greg Jeffries, Hon. B.Sc., M.D., CCFP, FHM – Director

Dr. Greg Jeffries graduated from the University of Toronto and completed his residency in Family Medicine at McMaster University. He is currently a Staff Hospitalist and Surgical Assistant in the Department of Family Medicine at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He serves as a member of many committees in the Halton Healthcare system.

He did his first medical mission to Guatemala in 2016 providing medical assessment and treatment to children, adults and seniors in rural communities.   The experience left him with a sense of gratitude for his life in Canada and a motivation to become more involved in the work of EMI.