Piñas, El Oro, Ecuador (Hand, OB-GYN, General, and ENT Surgery)

May 22 2021 - May 29 2021
Piñas, El Oro, 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.

This team will provide medical consults, screen surgical patients, perform surgery, and health education. General Surgical procedures often include reconstructive plastic, orthopedic, hernia repair, thyroidectomy, cholecystectomy (open), lipoma resection, hysterectomy, C-section, ventral hernia, carpel tunnel, and other general surgical and OB/GYN procedures. Our goal is to perform 50 general and hand surgeries. This project will also provide a training opportunity for those who are serving in the medical field. Our Doctors and Nurses will be lecturing on different topics related to the identified needs of the communities (often STDs/HIV/AIDS/HPV and Breast Cancer). Another goal is to train local partners and continue building capacity within their health care system. 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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