Fixing a child’s cleft lip or palate…or re-setting broken limbs that never healed properly...
In the United States, these would be considered minor operations, but in the highlands of Guatemala, they are life-altering and simply beyond reach for most people.
So, when an all-volunteer team of 93 healthcare and logistics professionals from the non-profit Health for Humanity (H4H) set up shop at the Obras Sociales del S. Hermano Pedro Hospital in Antigua, Guatemala, it must have seemed like a godsend.
When that team performed more than 350 surgical procedures—everything from fixing cleft palates to complicated orthopedic work to routine urological and gynecological surgeries—there were tears of gratitude.
“MAP’s donation of sutures and endoscopic instruments constitutes an essential component of what H4H needs to provide life-changing surgical service to those in Guatemala with the greatest needs,” says Joe Delvicario, MD, and president of H4H.
The H4H team is one of thousands of mission teams MAP will serve this year. MAP has a 65-year history of providing just the right medicines to medical missionaries. Through this experience, we partner with mission teams each year to provide medicines and health supplies to best meet the needs of the people you want to serve.
The H4H group is already planning their next Guatemala trip in November 2020. “We hope that we will have MAP’s support again,” says Delvicario.
Would you consider a generous gift today to help equip doctors like Dr. Delvicario with the medicine and supplies they need to serve those in need?
Read more in MAP's Spring 2020 newsletter to see how your support changes lives for the good.