On February 18 at team of 40 Canadian volunteers will travel from Toronto to Guatemala to spend 8 days providing primary care medical and dental services to about 5,000 children and adults. This carries on the activities commenced six years ago when the first medical mission visited Honduras. This is
Although there has been some inconsistency in blogging lately, it has not been for a lack of activity on many fronts, especially in our procurement and shipping area. So what is going on at Speroway?
Over the last several weeks we have prepared and shipped several containers with and for
In November 2010, Speroway took a Medical Team to Guatemala. The team provided medical and dental care to over 4000 people at 5 different locations just outside the capital Guatemala City.
The team went to a village just below the base of a recently active volcano. They also went into
Everyday in Guatemala put the Medical Team into a school room. Schools or churches with classrooms are generally made available for us to use, and if they are not free that day, school children are given the day off like they were in Palencia.
The medical portion of the team this week was
“My heart’s just breaking.” the doctor said to me, tears accompanying her obvious anguish.
A little 9 year old boy had been brought to the clinic today here in El Morlon by his aunts. They were deeply concerned. He had not been eating enough and was vomiting, something was clearly
The Dental Team is a group of consumate pros! On these Medical Teams they work hard for long hours often confined to very limited spaces. While this may seem problematic, but the spirit of unity among the groups is palatable and the closer they get the better it is for
Dr. Jason (left), Dr. Mke (right)
The following are summaries to illustrate patient cases where additional care is recommended. Generally these recommendations come through extensive consultation, first by doctors, then by FTC Canada and FTC Guatemala staff.The consultation by doctors usually indicates
Dr. Anthony Brown or Dr. Tony is the FTC Canada Medical Team Advisor and provides key leadership to the entire medical team. This includes advance trips into each country we visit as well as working with FTC Canada President Ken Dick to select the team members.
This short video is
As the FTC Canada Medical Team opens up for a new day, there is a transformation of sorts. Small school rooms become home for teams of doctors working right alongside each other. Pharmacy sets up a wall of blue boxes holding creams and pills. Dental has already been on
Day Three: Palencia
Today we all met the Mayor. Mayor Beto is the the mayor of Palencia, and a key political figure among mayoral leadership in Guatemala.
FTC Canada President Ken Dick, met Mayor Beto several years ago. At the time, a relationship was forged as the mayor put up
From Ken Dick, President, FTC Canada
It’s our third clinic day and we are now in the town of Palencia. We are not surprised at the numbers of people that we see in line, but we were a bit worried. In El Patrocinio, our arrival was met by