It felt so good to be back again. How we've missed this. With our in-country partner, Salud y Paz, we held clinics in Xepocol, Chulumal IV, Chutzorop I, Xeabaj and Camanchaj. We donated a AED (automated external defibrillator) to local bomberos (fire department and paramedics). Scott held a very well attended training session on it's use.
Additionally, 4 members of the grant and scholarship committee visited our recipients.
TYPICAL CLINIC DAY
Getting the supplies ready and loading up the bus.
The patients are ready and waiting.
Exam rooms and medical testing.
The dentist will see you now.
Pharmacy and Education
Why we do it.
GRANT RECEPIENT - WINGS
· Cervical cancer rates are high in Guatemala.
· Diagnosis and treatment of cervical lesions is difficult, due in part to living in remote areas of the highlands.
· Hands of Healing provided 10 portable, lightweight, battery-operated thermoablation units, which can treat 100 patients on one charge.
GRANT RECEPIENT - ALDEA
Tonajuyu, in Chimaltenango, is dedicated to the development of its community. The Hands of Healing grant to the ALDEA program made possible the construction of latrines, efficient stoves, water treatment, and the delivery of dairy goats, as well as education in the care of the goats.
GRANT RECEPIENT - Salud y Paz
Providing ongoing continuity of care has been a goal of both Salud y Paz and Hands of Healing. As we are seeing this come to fruition, the quantity of paper patient records is growing. Care is provided not only at the clinic in Camanchaj, but also in remote locations. Getting the paper charts from the Salud y Paz Clinic to the remote locations is cumbersome and often logistically complex. Hands of Healing has provided funding for an electronic medical record system for both the local and outreach clinics.
SCHOLARSHIP RECEPIENT - Jackeline
Jackeline has been given a full scholarship to study as a Radiology Technician at Galileo University in Quetzaltenango.