Assist 250 Remote Medical Care Clinics in Panama

 
$35,090
$0
Raised
Remaining

Panama Mountains

Panama Mountains
The steep, jungle-covered mountains with no roads or transport infrastructure can severely isolate communities and make reaching medical care an impossibility due to cost, time, and always the weather (view small | med | large | orig)

On our way to work

On our way to work
Heading off in big seas for a mobile medical clinic 40 miles away through open ocean and finally a mangrove maze (view small | med | large | orig)

Typical Ngabe Indigenous Community

Typical Ngabe Indigenous Community
La Sabana-500 people below the poverty line with no clean water or electricity dispersed in 2 square miles around a small center. A full day's trek in good weather with pack horses. Time for a clinic. (view small | med | large | orig)

Volunteer donating blood for a patient

Volunteer donating blood for a patient
Blood supplies are very limited...in the few hospitals, if a patient needs blood, the family have to provide it. Karine Tchakerian, a match, donates blood for a patient with no family. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mobile clinic in Shark Hole

Mobile clinic in Shark Hole
Indigenous community of 450 people. 12 team members. 156 schoolchildren checked. 76 patients treated. 5 pre-natal ultrasounds. 4 delivery packs given to community midwives. Cost: $65 (view small | med | large | orig)

Medicine for Haiti and Honduras

Medicine for Haiti and Honduras
Unloading a container in Honduras with new beds, medicine and equipment for the local hospital and 7,500 bags of IV fluids, oral rehydrates and medicine to take for the cholera epidemic (view small | med | large | orig)

Dangerous reef passage at Isla Guanaja, Honduras

Dangerous reef passage at Isla Guanaja, Honduras
Chartplotter data (note all the rocks and foul areas) based on surveys more than 150 years old. Depthfinder knocked out by lightning. Get a crew with a radio into the rigging and call out the reefs... (view small | med | large | orig)

Our mobile clinic & rescue panga

Our mobile clinic & rescue panga
24' open boat. Cost new: $5,900. We bought a rotten shell for $500, and 6 weeks and $1200 later we had built a reinforced expedition panga. She has logged over 7,000 miles in 14 months. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ethnomedicine

Ethnomedicine
Returning with plant samples shared with us by local indigenous natural healers. Trying to document potential remedies before habitat and cultural destruction put them beyond our reach forever. (view small | med | large | orig)

Patients arriving at our ship

Patients arriving at our ship
Ngabe families arriving at our ship within 30 minutes of dropping anchor. Our ship Southern Wind's big red hull is conspicuous for a reason. (view small | med | large | orig)

Funded

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Project Leader

Sky LaBrot

Chief Executive Officer
Topanga, CA United States

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