Sunday, June 5, 2011

Medical Triage in El Quiché in May 2011

Partner for Surgery medical triage mission in May 2011.
Destinations are Chupol, San Juan Cotzal, Sacapulas, and Chicaman, all in Department El Quiché.

In Chajul, Volunteer Becky visits with Fredy's sisters. Fredy was a cleft baby who was placed on the Partner for Surgery nutrition program, allowing him to gain weight and thrive with enriched formula and a special nurser designed for babies who cannot suck properly.

Director of Rural Operations Fife Bentley asking about Fredy, a cleft child who was put on the PfS nutrition program, which likely saved his life. Fredy will be programmed for cleft repair surgery once he gains enough weight and is old enough.

Fredy with his grandmother and older sister.

Arriving in Chajul for a home-cooked lunch of Boxboles, squash leaves steamed with corn polenta and served with spicy tomato-based or peanut-based salsa.

The Partner for Surgery triage team awaits instruction on where to setup their examination rooms and equipment just prior to the medical mission in Sacapulas, El Quiché, Guatemala.

Volunteer Becky reading in Spanish to local children outside the medical center in San Juan Cotzal, El Quiché after a successful triage.

Centro de Salud (Local Health Center) in Chupol, El Quiché, Guatemala. Patients have lined up early to be screened for surgery

The Partner for Surgery Triage team visits the Iximche Ruin on their cultural day.

Volunteers Becky and Lynn overlooking La Antigua, Guatemala, from the Cruz del Monte path. Volunteers met up in Antigua for the medical mission.

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