Medical Relief for the Republic of Panama
Organized by: Casey Casper
EVENT DATE Dec 26, 2015
The indigenous people of Panama have a greatly limited chances of survival if their illnesses are not diagnosed and treated. According to the World Health Organization, diarrheal diseases, cholera, and pneumonia are among those diseases devastating the people of Panama. The International Medical Relief team helps ensure that these tribes survive and have the health care that they need. We will combat these acute illnesses through medicines and a strong focus on preventative education. Medical missions begin with team members’ introduction to community leaders and members, and move through pre-arranged logistics to community hospitals, clinics, and health posts. At these locations, team members provide a wide range of overseas medical care to meet local needs. Clinic days are long and arduous, but immeasurably productive and rewarding.