Team Vancouver: Guatemala City, Oct ‘22
We’re sending our 3rd team to Guatemala!
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. In addition to surgical teams, our team will also be supported by acute care nurses in both the pre and post-operative areas. A radiologist and radiology technician will also participate in the mission and provide educational support to local staff in ultrasound and fluoroscopy.
In addition to surgical care, our team will implement a capacity-building project developed over our two-year hiatus from volunteering due to the global pandemic. After identifying a need to improve access to patient health information for local and international health care providers, a comprehensive pre-surgical screening electronic platform was developed. This project was a joint venture between ‘Thrive Health’, ‘Partner for Surgery’ ‘Team Broken Earth Vancouver’ and St. Paul’s Hospital anesthesia department. After years of platform development to support the unique surgical care pathway of the Indigenous Mayan patients in Guatemala, we are ready to “go live” on this upcoming mission.
We can’t do this life-changing work without your help. Please support our team as we change the lives of up to 80 people in need.
– Kristi Lange, RN, Team Lead ‘Team Broken Earth Vancouver’
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.