Upcoming Missions and Initiatives
In March 2022, Team Broken Earth medical volunteers travelled to Antigua, Guatemala for our first trip post-pandemic on a cleft lip/palate surgical mission. We were able to give 17 children a life-changing operation, allowing them to eat, speak, and most importantly, to smile. During this time, our volunteers saw even more people in need. To combat this growing health crisis, we are thrilled to announce we’ll be sending a team to help those who need us most in Guatemala this August. To learn more please click here.
To date, Team Broken Earth Vancouver volunteers have performed 116 surgeries in Guatemala City and this October we are hoping to do 70-80 more….with your help. We are bringing bring four specialized OR teams to perform essential surgeries in women’s health/gynecology, orthopedics, general surgery, and plastic surgery. To learn More click here.
This will be the second mission to Guatemala for Team Barrie. In May 2019, we conducted almost 70 surgeries in one week. This Fall, we will be bringing three surgical teams to perform essential surgeries in the specialties of Gynecology, Orthopedics, and General Surgery. Our second mission has been long delayed and we are eager to return to doing what we do best and providing life-changing surgical care to many Guatemalans. To learn more click here.
On , a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck the coast of Haiti causing widespread fear and devastation in the already-suffering country. In its wake, hospitals are struggling to keep up with the demand. We are in constant contact with our partners on the ground and they have identified an intense need for trauma supplies. To meet this urgent need, we’re asking for your help. Learn more here.
Team Broken Earth has partnered with the Nunatsiavut Government, Labrador-Grenfell Health and local communities to provide educational courses for first responders and local health care providers. Mission trips to date have included training for first responders and local health care providers in the areas of women and children’s health, chronic disease including diabetes, physiotherapy, remote trauma and overall mental health and wellbeing. Plans are underway to build on this program in 2022. To learn more about our Canada North – Labrador educational mission, please click here.
Team Broken Earth lost a valued team member and dear friend this past year, Dr. David Lacey. Dr. Lacey volunteered his medical expertise in Haiti and is described as a “man who loved life and giving back”. The Dr. David Lacey Memorial Scholarship has been established by his family to provide annual funding for a Memorial University Medical student to join a support mission in Haiti. The chosen student will have demonstrated excellence in patient-centred and compassionate care. To learn more, please click here.