Post by Javad Ahmad |
on September 24, 2019 |
The area of Coopers Town, a small outpost at the north end of Grand Abaco in the Bahamas, is a tight-knit community with the Coopers Town Community Clinic serving as the central core for its healthcare needs. But the clinic is also a touchpoint for the community’s contact with the rest of the world, which underscores the importance of connectivity.
Like much of the Bahama island nation, Abaco was nearly obliterated when Category 5 Hurricane Dorian slashed through the Bahamas. The clinic, responsible for the healthcare of an area normally containing more than 4,000 people—including many elderly and undocumented Haitian immigrants—was still standing but was without power and therefore cut off from communicating with the outside world.