As we wind down from a busy summer and enter the fall months, PRHDR continues operating under pandemic conditions, providing optimal care to our patients in rural Santiago and Puerto Plata provinces.
Due to ongoing, strict regualtions in the Dominican Republic and travel restrictions amongst our partner universities in the United States, PRHDR was unable to send its usual team of providers, students, and volunteers for our annual trips.
Our team on the ground has continued to provide tireless care to our patients throughout this past summer. All17 communities were vistsed, and about 40% of the total chronic patient population in the four most remote communities were assessed. Our resident doctor and community health workers were able to distribute necessary prescribed chronic medications, surgical masks, as well as glucometers and glucometer strips to patients as appropriate.
Not knowing what a post-pandemic society may look like, or when it may occur, we will continue our mission by providing bi-annual support to our patients on the ground. As we move forward, we continue strategizing solutions for PRHDR moving into a post-pandemic society, and we invite you to do the same. In fact, we can't do it without you! We are so incredibly thankful for your support thus far and humbly ask you to continue contributing to our project as we hopefully begin transitioning out of COVID regulations. Our project continues to supply necessary chronic disease medications and equipment and we hope to be seeing our patients face-to-face again soon! We are so thankful to have our local, international, and GlobalGiving community with us!
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