Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador (PT, Medical, Dental)

WHEN
Jun 5 2021 - Jun 12 2021
WHERE
Latacunga, Cotopaxi, EC
MMI has been active in the Coastal and Mountainous Regions of Ecuador for quite some time. A Health Center in Milagros was opened in 2001 and continues to provide surgery and vision care services as well as other medical services.

The purpose of these projects are to provide Primary Care, Dental, PT, and General medical care to the people of the surrounding villages. The teams work at local schools and churches in partnership with the municipality. Each day the team sets up a clinic with a triage area, consultation rooms, fluoride treatment area, pharmacy, and health education area. MMI Ecuador trains local leaders in different communities before the projects so that they can lead Integrated Health during the project, and can be a part of the service that is provided to their own community. Our Dental Care Program provides a variety of services including fluoride treatments, sealants, dental cleanings, extractions, and restorative procedures on most our projects. Primary Care services include consultations, lab procedures, filling prescriptions, parasite treatments, sonograms, audiology screening, ear cleanings, and wellness checks. Physiotherapy services include consultations, assessments, fittings of walkers, wheelchairs and other assistive devices. The team will be staffed with North American volunteers, MMI Ecuador, and involve local staff.

Participants are expected to fundraise on behalf of Medical Ministry International to help raise the funds necessary to cover the budgeted costs of the Project Teams. These fundraising goal minimums include accommodations, meals, travel insurance, and malpractice insurance. Air fare is not included.

We have implemented rigorous biosafety, patient management, and project team safety protocols in response to COVID-19. Agreement to follow protocols will be required as part of the online application process. Project planning is ongoing for all 2021 programs. Project status will be confirmed 90 days prior to departure based on current information as Medical Ministry International monitors the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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