Written by Maldeep Kang
As the co-founder and former president of the EWH Chapter at the University of Portland, I helped organize an international volunteer excursion to Haiti in June at Hospital Bernard Mevs. Our week in Haiti proved very successful, thanks to the help of both BETA International and Project Medishare. The trip was life-changing for the five members of our chapter. Given the recent severe outbreak of Chikungunya virus in Haiti, which had already affected many members of the Hospital staff, the group volunteered at a time of high risk.