Category Archives: Medical Expeditions

List of New Expeditions for 2010

March 13-21 Tijuana Mexico – construction

March 27-April 3 Tijuana, Mexico – construction

June 5-12 Senegal Africa orphanage work

June 12-19 Tijuana Mexico – construction

July 10-18 Tijuana Mexico – construction

August 14-22 Tijuana Mexico

Sept. 11-19 Haiti – earthquake assistance

Oct. 9-17 Agua Prieta, Mexico construction

Nov. 20-28 Tijuana, Mexico construction

Dec. 26 – Jan. 2 Tijuana, Mexico construction

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The Good Thing is We Know

Charity Anywhere Foundation has a huge organization based in Quito Ecuador. CAF in Ecuador is managed by Dr. Washington Zambrano.

CAF in Ecuador also has a website which they update on a regular basis. Projects to Ecuador include Dental Service, Medical Service and construction. Dr. Zambrano has been able to gather together dentists and doctors from all over Ecuador to form a wonderful coalition. CAF in Ecuador serves thousands and thousands of poverty stricken people by giving free dental and free medical care. The organization in Ecuador is incredible. There are always medical and dental projects in Galapagos Islands, Otavalo, and Quito.

If you are at all interested in visiting a third world country and would like to give service to those in need, a trip to Ecuador is an excellent choice for you.

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CAF in Ecuador

Charity Anywhere Foundation has a huge organization based in Quito Ecuador. CAF in Ecuador is managed by Dr. Washington Zambrano.

CAF in Ecuador also has a website which they update on a regular basis. Projects to Ecuador include Dental Service, Medical Service and construction. Dr. Zambrano has been able to gather together dentists and doctors from all over Ecuador to form a wonderful coalition. CAF in Ecuador serves thousands and thousands of poverty stricken people by giving free dental and free medical care. The organization in Ecuador is incredible. There are always medical and dental projects in Galapagos Islands, Otavalo, and Quito.

If you are at all interested in visiting a third world country and would like to give service to those in need, a trip to Ecuador is an excellent choice for you.

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Next Project: Sign Up Now!

Oct. 12-16 Shushufindi, Lago Agrio , Ecuador Head waters of the Amazon.  The indigineous tribes will be served. We will partner with Petroindustrial Company. They will fly 20 volunteers into the headwaters and 10 Americans is the maximum. Cost. $800 plus airfare. All medical and dental people are welcome.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON UPCOMING EXPEDITIONS CLICK ON THE “NEW PROJECTS” TAB.

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Senahu Nutrition Program

I don’t know if you have heard yet from Lauren, but we were together in Senahu for the Incaparina distribution last week. It was pretty tough… Passing through San Nicolas we were stopped by one of the mothers carrying a small child with severe burns all over its torso. We took them to meet the ambulance, and then in Senahu came a family whose toddler daughter had also badly burnt her arm the day before. They walked for five hours through the mountains to pick up their Incaparina, and then took her to the health centre for treatment. Protecting children from accidents around the fire is definitely something we will be including in the health education films… This time the distribution took place in the town’s maternal centre (one room). Next time we have been promised use of a larger facility where we won’t have to all get wet in the rain.

All the children were weighed…

… and their weights recorded. We now have the help of two health centre staff, as well as one woman, Matilde, who is paid for the day. Lauren helped enormously with this and the education films – as well as working for WHO. We really are very grateful and hope to see her here again soon. This is was Petrona last year (I sent you pictures of her in January). We didn’t think she would survive. This is Petrona now, recovered and with her cleft palate operated on by US surgeons in Antigua. It was good to be able to tell this mother that her child will also be able to have the surgery once she has been on the programme for a few months and is stronger. This 22-year-old mother arrived at the centre asking for Incaparina for her child. Normally she would have had to be referred by a doctor or health worker, but in her case we made an exception. Her husband had died suddenly three weeks earlier. The shock stopped the milk for her 4-day-old baby, and she had been left with no money to buy any, nor feed herself or her other child. This child, new to the programme, has normal weight only because of swelling, but shows the scalp sores symptomatic of malnutrition.

The next Incaparina distribution will be end October.

Later this month I will meet with health centre staff to review

weights, etc.   A couple of children’s weights hadn’t increased.

It seems they are fed nothing but the Incaparina, since there

is no money to buy them food, which is why they ended up

on the programme in the first place. We will also be looking

at a strategy to deal with these cases.

Thank you, as ever, for your support.

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Senahu Nutrition Program

I don’t know if you have heard yet from Lauren, but we were together in Senahu for the Incaparina distribution last week. It was pretty tough… Passing through San Nicolas we were stopped by one of the mothers carrying a small child with severe burns all over its torso. We took them to meet the ambulance, and then in Senahu came a family whose toddler daughter had also badly burnt her arm the day before. They walked for five hours through the mountains to pick up their Incaparina, and then took her to the health centre for treatment. Protecting children from accidents around the fire is definitely something we will be including in the health education films… This time the distribution took place in the town’s maternal centre (one room). Next time we have been promised use of a larger facility where we won’t have to all get wet in the rain.

All the children were weighed…

… and their weights recorded. We now have the help of two health centre staff, as well as one woman, Matilde, who is paid for the day. Lauren helped enormously with this and the education films – as well as working for WHO. We really are very grateful and hope to see her here again soon. This is was Petrona last year (I sent you pictures of her in January). We didn’t think she would survive. This is Petrona now, recovered and with her cleft palate operated on by US surgeons in Antigua. It was good to be able to tell this mother that her child will also be able to have the surgery once she has been on the programme for a few months and is stronger. This 22-year-old mother arrived at the centre asking for Incaparina for her child. Normally she would have had to be referred by a doctor or health worker, but in her case we made an exception. Her husband had died suddenly three weeks earlier. The shock stopped the milk for her 4-day-old baby, and she had been left with no money to buy any, nor feed herself or her other child. This child, new to the programme, has normal weight only because of swelling, but shows the scalp sores symptomatic of malnutrition.

The next Incaparina distribution will be end October.

Later this month I will meet with health centre staff to review

weights, etc.   A couple of children’s weights hadn’t increased.

It seems they are fed nothing but the Incaparina, since there

is no money to buy them food, which is why they ended up

on the programme in the first place. We will also be looking

at a strategy to deal with these cases.

Thank you, as ever, for your support.

View Larger Map

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