Send Medical Relief to Peru's Earthquake Victims

by Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance
Send Medical Relief to Peru's Earthquake Victims

Project Report | Jul 15, 2014
California Medical Team lands in Chosica, Peru

By Adam See | Executive Director

Dr. T. Brian Callister fixes a child's broken arm!
Dr. T. Brian Callister fixes a child's broken arm!

22 members of the HRMM medical team from Antioch, California are hard at work in Chosica, Peru. The team is comprised of doctors and nurses who will provie care to over two thousand patients at the VIDA project "Hermanas Misioneras de Nstra. Sra. del Perpetuo Socorro" in Chosica, Peru.  

The Team provies basic Internal Medicine and Family Practice, The teams hauls their own gear and sets up shop right in the street with tents to care for some of Peru's poorest citiizens.  The VIDA team faciliated the transportation of over $250,000 in medicine and supplies to be used during the two week mission.  In addition, four 5th year peruvian medical students have joined the mission to hone their skills and learn from physicians and nurses who work at some of the most presitgous medical schools in the United States.  These students are working on a program to establish ongoing care  after the medical team leaves.  

In addition, VIDA's container is due to arrive August 1, 2014.  The shipment is carrying medical equipment and supplies to outfit the clinic.  This effort is the result of the hard work of VIDA Peru, HRMM, Peruvian Ministry of Health, San Francisco Consul General of Peru and VIDA USA.  

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Volunteers for Interamerican Development Assistance

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Twitter: @VIDA USA
Project Leader:
Alan Arredondo
Director of Operations
Emeryville , CA United States

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