Provided medications to the then embargoed country.
Delivered medical supplies to support ongoing medical treatment in various locations throughout the country.
Delivered medications sufficient to treat 12,000 children for nutrition-depleting parasitic worms.
Shipped medical instruments to support a newly established gynecological clinic in the central highlands.
An IMO medical team visited El Quiche where many people suffering with painful varicosities received surgical corrections. While providing for these, it came to IMO’s attention that victims of a recent flood had lost almost everything. IMO provided food to sustain them for several weeks until additional aid could arrive. At the same time, IMO began a health-focused broadcast in Spanish and the local Indian dialect via various radio programs.
Arranged for 1.6 million children to be treated for parasitic worms in various outposts throughout the country.
Shipped a variety of medications valued at over 101 million US dollars for widespread distribution in various hospitals, clinics, and health outposts throughout the country in cooperation with several organizations and with the assistance of then Vice President Rafael Espada. These medications included treatments for 3 million children afflicted with intestinal parasites.
Provided medical and dental care as well as medications and treatments specific to patients’ needs – including deworming medications – in Santa Maria de Jesus in conjunction with a community health fair sponsored by SANA, a Guatemalan humanitarian aid organization. The redistribution of valuable, unexpired, and much-needed medications continued with additional shipments later in the year.
Shipped medical supplies to Port-au-Prince that were used by a small clinic to provide for those in need. Also, IMO donated and shipped anti-parasitic medication that treated one million children for soil-transmitted intestinal parasites.
An IMO team traveled to Port-au-Prince in response of a massive earthquake that left much of the city’s population at a greater risk to various diseases. Among other things, this team performed general care for injured and ill Haitians and provided anti-parasitic medication throughout various communities.
Provided medications for a short-term medical team working in the outskirts of Tegucigalpa.
Evaluated the medical needs of a children’s center near San Pedro Sula and subsequently sent an additional medical/dental team later that year. This effort allowed for both medical and dental care to be provided and for fifty patients to receive pain-relieving vascular surgery.
Subsequent teams have not only set up fixed clinics in the slums, but have also ventured house to house looking for additional bed-bound patients. Many were indeed found which led to additional efforts in conjunction with the cooperation of San Pedro Sula’s Regional Ministry of Health.
Sent enough anti-parasitic medication to treat 900,000 children.
Shipped medical supplies to a small clinic near Kingston.
Provided medical supplies to a temporary clinic in Managua.
Assessed the medical needs of an orphanage for boys located in El Cruce. Subsequently, IMO sent a medical team to examine and treat these orphans and members of the surrounding community. IMO conducted further assessment of the medical infrastructure of this area.
Provided anti-parasitic medication to treat 250,000 children.
Provided 2 million doses of anti-parasitic medication to local healthcare providers.