More than 18,000 Indigenous People Directly Helped by AMN Missions to Guatemala
2018 Volunteers Return from Sixth Mission to Impoverished Highlands
Oct 17, 2018
DALLAS and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare volunteers just returned from its sixth annual medical and community development mission to the highlands of Guatemala, where volunteer teams provide impoverished indigenous people with integrated healthcare including critical surgeries and install safety stoves and water purification systems in homes.
The medical mission is led by a core group of volunteer physicians, nurses, and technicians sponsored by AMN; Team Hope performs more than a hundred surgeries and a thousand clinic visits a year.
At the same time, other Team Hope volunteers fan out into the highlands and villages to install safety stoves, which vent toxic smoke out of homes while using only a fraction of the wood consumed in indoor open fires that are commonly used for cooking. The stoves help reduce respiratory, eye and other diseases caused by toxic smoke, and hernias and musculoskeletal injuries caused by carrying large loads of wood. Teams also install water purification systems that help reduce gastrointestinal illnesses.
With the help of Guatemalan workers, AMN volunteers also refurbished the El Molino School, including building new classrooms, bathrooms and a kitchen; rebuilding walls; and reroofing the building.
So far, the six AMN missions to Guatemala have directly helped more than 18,000 people, which also bring benefits to families and communities.
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