Category: Gerri Haynes

From Gaza to Bethlehem by Gerri Haynes, photos by Bob Haynes

(Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has been sponsoring delegations to Gaza since 1993. In 2009, the group began offering medical service work to the people of Gaza.) Leaving Gaza is always difficult: difficult to leave our friends knowing that their imprisonment continues, difficult to contemplate how much strength it takes for them to maintain their […]

Day nine in Gaza: Saying goodbye to friends by Gerri Haynes

(Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has been sponsoring delegations to Gaza since 1993. In 2009, the group began offering medical service work to the people of Gaza.) Saying “Farewell” to friends – friends we have returned to and friends we have just met – is unsettling. We are so very thankful for this time in […]

On a tour and a prayer: Day eight in Gaza, by Gerri Haynes

(Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has been sponsoring delegations to Gaza since 1993. In 2009, the group began offering medical service work to the people of Gaza.) The Call to Prayer awakens us each morning at about 4:30 – through our window, we hear calls from many different mosques – the sound is beautiful. Through […]

The medical work continues: Day seven in Gaza, by Gerri Haynes

(Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has been sponsoring delegations to Gaza since 1993. In 2009, the group began offering medical service work to the people of Gaza.) What a delightful start to the day! This picture of kindergarten children performing a traditional dance only partially captures the fun they were having. We delivered donated school […]

Day Six in Gaza: Health care expensive and supplies short, by Gerri Haynes

(Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has been sponsoring delegations to Gaza since 1993. In 2009, the group began offering medical service work to the people of Gaza.) The need for services for the hearing impaired is addressed through two more services I visited today – the Atfaluna Center and The Al Amal Center for Cochlear […]

Busy days for WPSR medical team in Gaza, by Gerri Haynes

Quickly these days in Gaza pass – full of stories and lessons. With his expertise in autism, Chuck Cowan is in high demand. With his great ability to teach many subjects, Don Mellman is consulting and lecturing. Bob Haynes, Laura Hart and I spent the day at the Islamic University with nursing students. Bob lectured […]

WPSR delivering medicine to Gaza Community Mental Health Programme, by Gerri Haynes

Many people in the US contributed money for the purchase of medicines badly needed for patients of the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme. This morning we delivered those medicines to GCMHP’s pharmacy – such a joy to be able to fill some of the pharmacy’s empty shelves. Thank you to all who made this possible!! […]

WPSR returns to Gaza: Day three by Gerri Haynes

In every meeting and nearly every encounter we are hearing about the life-threatening effects of the siege and the closure of the tunnels in Rafah. Shortages of medicine and hospital equipment routinely compromise medical care. We talked with women’s health leaders today. There is only one mammogram machine for all of the people served in […]

WPSR back in Gaza, day two by Gerri Haynes, photos by Bob Haynes

Our team has eight members: Rich Grady and Ismael Zamilpa (pediatric urologists), Laura Hart (adult urologist), Don Mellman (neurosurgeon), Chuck Cowan (pediatric autism specialist), Grant O’Keefe (general and trauma surgeon), Bob Haynes (cardiologist) and me. We parted in the morning with the surgeons and cardiologist in meetings and screening and consulting on patients and Chuck […]

Returning to Gaza by Gerri Haynes

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility has been sponsoring delegations to Gaza since 1993. In 2009, we began offering medical service work to the people of Gaza and today we returned to Gaza with our sixth delegation. We are honored to again visit these loving, resilient and courageous people! After one short night at Neve Shalom […]