Partner for Surgery

Partner for Surgery was founded in 2001 to serve as a bridge between patients in need of major health and surgical care in remote communities and the international volunteer triage and surgical teams that come to Guatemala to help the impoverished; and to educate and empower rural Guatemalans to initiate and advocate for vital health care services on their own behalf.

Partner for Surgery
P.O. Box 388
McLean, VA 22101
United States
703 893 4335
http://www.partnerforsurgery.org
 BRIDGE Number: 2734413768

President

Frank Peterson

Management Team

Liset Olivet, Ariel Marroquin

Board of Directors

Patricia Van Scoyoc, Glenn Blumhorst, Beatriz Coningham, Edward Butler, Stuart Gordon, James Ahlgren, Robert Hahne, Frank Peterson, Todd Peterson, Joseph Giordano, Mark Weischedel, Edward Doolin

Project Leaders

Frank Peterson

Mission

Partner for Surgery was founded in 2001 to serve as a bridge between patients in need of major health and surgical care in remote communities and the international volunteer triage and surgical teams that come to Guatemala to help the impoverished; and to educate and empower rural Guatemalans to initiate and advocate for vital health care services on their own behalf.

Programs

Cleft Infant Nutrition Program: Families with infants born with cleft lip and palate are provided lactation assistance, patient monitoring and as needed the nutritional supplements and formula. Without the intervention of this program, these children are likely to die of starvation. While the initial goal of the program is simply to keep the infant alive, ultimately, the goal is to help the infant gain weight and be strong enough to undergo cleft lip and palate surgeries. Mobile Medical Mission: Five times a year, we organize one-week missions to Guatemala's rural areas. Two to four volunteer medical professionals (doctors and nurses) and nominally four non-medical volunteers from North America evaluate approximately 1000 individuals and identify over 150 surgical candidates. These individuals are then provided the assistance they need to get to the surgical sites and their post operative care. Surgical Missions: Nearly every week of the year, surgical missions are organized by different international volunteer surgical teams at different surgical sites in Guatemala.Partner for Surgery brings in patients for these teams, particularly for those teams who reach out to the neediest of the poor. We provide all necessary patient logistics (transportation, food, temporary housing). Our local Health Promoters confirm the patients, escort the patients to and from the hospital, provide personal attention, translate, serve as patient advocates and, if necessary, assist with the post operative follow up. Cervical Cancer Screening Program: the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women in Guatemala is cervical cancer. Partner for Surgery provides screening and treatment for precancerous conditions, and trains Ministry of Health nurses in both procedures. Partner for Surgery has partnered with the Ministry of Health to provide more extensive treatment for those with life threatening conditions.

Statistics on Partner for Surgery

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2015: $247,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $347,000
  • Other funding sources: 64% individual donors, 24% private foundations, 8% publicly supported foundations, 4% other
  • Religious Affiliation: none
   

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