Hello All! Today we split up into two teams- sending a team to the clinic in Guayaquil and a team to the hospital in Babahoyo. The clinic team saw an enormous amount of pediatric patients today! We were fortunate enough to send each of them home with a goody bag after their visit (special thanks to all of our sponsors and donations!). There were also many general medicine, surgical screening, and OB-GYN patients. One special case we
Hello Again! Today we were extremely excited for our second full day in the clinic and hospital, especially after a good nights rest! We had a hearty breakfast at the Oro Verde and were on our way by 8AM! At the clinic we continued to screen patients and admit them to the various specialty rooms. We saw over 150 patients today! One of our most memorable patients was a 37 year old man from Guayaquil who presented with a hernia. He was very
Hello Everyone! As you saw in our last post we have arrived safely in Guayaquil, Ecuador and have officially started our mission! To catch you up-- Majority of us met at Mather Hospital in Port Jefferson, a few met us at JFK, and several members from our team met us in Ecuador! After a great red-eye flight we landed in Guayaquil at 4AM and rushed off to the hotel to have a quick shower, breakfast, and meeting. Around 8:30AM we were se
Our team has landed safely and are now heading to the hotel to eat and grab a quick shower. Then off to La Clinica Centro de Salud to unpack and start to work.