Team Newfoundland: Rural Guatemala, Jan ‘23

Our first mission to rural Guatemala

This January, team Newfoundland is sending a small team of medical professional volunteers to the outskirts of Guatemala on a rural health mission. Physicians, nurses, and logistical volunteers will spend the week seeing families in need of medical care and will triage surgical cases as needed for future operations.

Families living in rural Guatemala face significant barriers to accessing the healthcare they need. Financial barriers, transportation limits and unavailability of medical services leaves families in precarious, and often life-threatening, situations. With the country’s high birth rate, mothers are birthing children alone, children are malnourished and those in need of surgery are not able to get the care they need to provide for their families.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity.