Wednesday, September 18, 2019

A Remote Bahamas Medical Clinic Lost Staff, Power, And Water. It Stayed Open Anyway.

Cooper’s Town Community Clinic in Cooper’s Town, Abaco Island.

By Brianna Sacks

THE BAHAMAS — They’d been hot and sticky for so long they almost forgot what AC felt like, so they blasted it, turning Cooper’s Town Community Clinic on Great Abaco Island into a glorious “ice box.”

Regaining power on Monday was a massive, hard-fought win for a scrappy group of medical volunteers who, for nearly two weeks, have been working nonstop to restore the health center, which not only provides vital medical care but serves as a community gathering point.

“We finally got a massive generator delivered by the Dutch navy yesterday, so we made the entire clinic an ice box,” said Brian Wilson, a team lead with Humanity First’s Disaster Response.  Read more >>