KP Medical Mission to Honduras: SUPPORT ENLACE!
Organized by: KP Family Medicine Residents
EVENT DATE Mar 21, 2018
ENLACE + The Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Family Medicine Residency Program
THE SHORT STORY:
Please help us support the Global Health needs of the families in Taulabe, Honduras! 100% of Donations will be used to fund important items such as:
- $5: school supplies or dental supplies for kids
- $10: medications for one patient
- $20: one indestructible soccer ball for the village
- $90: one fuel efficient stove
THE LONG STORY:
ENLACE Honduras foundation is a non-profit medical relief organization, founded by Javier F. Sevilla-Mártir, MD, which supports primary care clinical services for the rural population of Taulabé, Honduras. It is located in the central Comayagua region, a two-hour drive from the capital of Tegucigalpa.
The clinic serves 60,000 people from 58 communities within a 5-mile radius of the clinic. In addition to primary care services with an adult and pediatric focus, part-time services are provided once a week by a dentist, psychologist, and gynecologist. The facility is a newly-completed two-story building that includes 4 examination rooms, a pharmacy, and potential space for a birthing center and operating room.
We at the the Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano Family Medicine Residency Program are building a partnership with ENLACE to try to support their mission and promote a Global Health initiative in Honduras. Our vision is to make trips on at least an annual basis with a Primary Care and multi-disciplinary team to help conduct needs assessments, offer direct patient care, develop health education and youth outreach, promote healthy activities with soccer and sports clinics, and to support community development with organic gardening and fuel-efficient stove installations in individual homes. We will also be developing language skills to bring home through medical Spanish classes offered for the KP practitioners.
We hope this partnership will be enriching and community building for everyone involved and we welcome any support you can offer to help us achieve these dreams!
More information at our blog: http://taulabetalk.blogspot.com/
More information about us: (The KP FM Residency Program) and our approach to Community Medicine & Global Health at our homepage: http://residency-ncal.kaiserpermanente.org/programs/fm/napa-solano/highlights/