In addition, working with local physicians, we were able to provide 35 needy patients with referrals into the Salvadoran national health care system so they can seek treatment for special medical conditions our mission wasn't equipped to address. Referrals may seem routine to those of us used to modern western health care but in El Salvador, it's a significant, often difficult to obtain step forward in treating a medical issue and one were proud and happy to provide.
|Setting up glasses the day before the mission starts|
|A young patient with her mother|
|A volunteer interpreter working with a patient|
|A Lions volunteer discussing a patient referral with a Salvadoran doctor|