Project #12338

Assist 250 Remote Medical Care Clinics in Panama

by Floating Doctors Inc
Jul 10, 2014

Project Wrap-Up Report!


Wow! Your donation helped us surpass our goal of $35,000!

Because of your wonderful support awesome progress has been made in bringing medical care to the remote communities of the Bocas del Toro archipelago. You, our wonderful and generous supporters, continue to truly make a difference! 

Your commitment to a permanent presence in Panama ensures continuous follow up care, on-going community improvement projects, and health education year round in the desperately isolated communities we serve. We now have hosted an incredible number of volunteers from all over the world and our goal to establish a sustainable volunteer effort is within reach. Universities from Yale to UC Irvine and USC, from Australia to Britain, have partnered with us on projects involving ultrasound, orthopedics and cultural archiving of traditional indigenous medical botany. 

One case you really made a difference for is a young 13 year-old girl who we found pregnant with a severely impaired and undeliverable baby.  Because we have our ultrasound equipment and our team of dedicated volunteers, and the network we have established in Panama, she was provided with the vital care that she so desperately needed.

A displaced community forced to live on top of a mangrove swamp had a high incidence of infant mortality and illness. Not only did our volunteers treat the medical problems, they built walkways above the swamp and tied the water supply pipes underneath the walkways, up out of the sewage-y water. It's amazing how much healthier this community has become.

When we first were visiting La the high jungle mountains.... the first medical team to ever visit there...the infant mortality was 73%. Today it is 13%. Still too high, but give us a little more time! :-)

We have the very good luck to have Dr. Dan often join us on our clinics. He is a veterinarian, so we truly can help the "whole family"...everything from puppies to sloths.  We can worm everyone.... humans and animals.... and create a much healthier outcome for a whole community. And with your generous donations this can be a lasting effect.

This Global Giving Project may be complete, but our work is far from done. We have created a new Global Giving project pageto help support our mission to provide quality sustainable health care to the Bocas del Toro Region of Panama. If you have a recurring donation to our completed project, Thank You! That donation is automatically being moved to our new project page.

Additionally, we're kicking off our new project page with this month's Bonus Day. On July 16th, all donations made starting at 9 am EDT will be matched at 50%! Help us start this new campaign right! Follow us on Facebook on July 16th to see how we're doing.

Remote Diagnostics
Remote Diagnostics
A happy team after a successful clinic
A happy team after a successful clinic
Our volunteers are the HEART of our mission!
Our volunteers are the HEART of our mission!
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Community Solar Installation



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Organization Information

Floating Doctors Inc

Location: Topanga, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Sky LaBrot
Chief Executive Officer
Topanga, CA United States

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