Join us in our efforts to bring health services to underserved populations in the Peruvian Amazon
Dear Family, Friends & Colleagues ~
This Fall I have FINALLY been given the opportunity to be going on my first mission trip! I have joined a medical team through Global Health Initiaves, a Centura Organization, to travel to Iquitos, Peru. Iquitos is the largest city in the world with no road access; travel there is by boat or plane only! The city, which is located in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon in the Loreto Region, is approximately 290 miles by river from the border with Brazil and Colombia, and has a population of nearly 500,000. The health care needs are great, and services are limited and expensive for the local population. Most residents cannot afford to see a doctor or utilize the few clinical services that are available.
This project will address three specific needs in the Loreto Region.
-Improve the surgical services that Clinica Adventista Ana Stahl can provide to the community by upgrading the OR and diagnostic equipment, conduct continuing education for surgeons and nurses, and provide free surgical services to patients who are unable to pay. This trip will be focusing on GYN surgeries.
-Address the basic health needs of the indigenous people living in villages along the Amazon River and its tributaries. This will be done through screening, vaccinations, and primary health education activities.
-Establish an eye clinic and provide free cataract surgery to underserved people who can no longer see.
I will be working with the surgical team doing GYN surgery from sun up to sun down for 7 days. What an AMAZING journey!
I'm looking for you to partner with me, through prayer, awareness, and financial support, to make this trip a reality.
Global Health Initiatives through Centura's Health Team demonstrates the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed health care.
I pray that you will help fund my mission trip this fall to help provide medical services to children and families in Peru. Thank you in advance for your generosity and prayers.
- Baylie Thurber
- Cathy Waters
- Tricia Dahl
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