La Paz de Susan

Link here to La Paz de Susan, Sister Susan Dewitt's blog about working with PazSalud and living in El Salvador from 2009 through 2013.

Monday, March 28, 2016

General Medical Mission - 2016 Comasagua

A huge 'thank you' to everyone who made the 2016 General Medical Mission in Comasagua so successful!  From the amazing institutional support of PeaceHealth to our dedicated and incredible U.S. and local volunteers, thank you, we couldn't do it without a complete team effort. 
We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the beautiful people of this needy Salvadoran community and we ended the week with impressive numbers:
Total patients – 1,477
Total consults – 1,886
   General medicine - 889
   Pediatrics – 269
   Women's clinic – 114
   Optometry – 614
Patients signed up for eye surgery – 78
Water filter referrals – 76
Medical referrals and special cases – 107
Special order glasses – 18
In addition to the numbers, we met some wonderful people in a gorgeous mountain setting, made some life-long friends, impacted people's lives, challenged ourselves in unique ways and had an unforgettable experience serving a population desperately in need of quality, caring medical attention.

*thanks to Wayne Ause for the great pictures.