For the past 8 years, PAMS and Buenaventura has been working hand in hand in Huancavelica, Peru. The outcome of their efforts rendered a total of 11,929 cases and 441 surgeries. For more information and statistical outcome please download the .pdf file below.
Note: PDF is only available in Spanish
The General Surgeon of USA released this year his Report Anniversary No 50 of tobacco or health.
His message was: “THE CENTENARY EPIDEMIC OF THE USE OF CIGARRETTES HAS PRODUCE A TREMENDOUS CATASTROPHY OF PUBLIC HEALTH”
In the XX Century tobacco killed 500,000 persons, and could kill 1 billion for Century XXI
For this reason we prepared a group of conferences to be presented at the XXVIII National Scientific Congress of SOCIMEP, Sociedad Científica Médico Estudiantil Peruana, August 8 2014, Arequipa Perú.
The title of the conferences: ’COMENTARIES OF A MULTIDISCIPLINARY GROUP ABOUT THE REPORT ANNIVERSARY No 50 OF THE GENERAL SURGEON OF USA ON TOBACCO OR HEALTH.
The highlights of the conferences was the participation of the scientist that testified at the Congress of the United States on the addictive characteristics of nicotine.
To read more about the 2014 Tobacco Free Project you can download the PDF report below.
Our Friends from Puno MIssion wanted to share with us their number of successful operation.
They were able to operated on 80 people that range from children, teens and adults. Most of their patients were mainly children.
For more information on this mission:
August 15, 2014
Daily life as we see it: women working hard performing what usually is considered "male" jobs, children playing with happiness, nice landscape, poor homes, small hospital, and our mission.
August 17, 2014
The brand new and unique automatic fan today has arrived today at Lircay Hospital. It was donated by our partner in this program, Cia. Minas Buenaventura, at a cost of 130 thousand soles.
August 24, 2014
Here are some images of the city of Lircay, a province of Angaraes in the state of Huancavelica. Our team for this mission consisted of 30 team members. We worked for two weeks from August 8-22. Within the two week time frame, we were able to offered free medical care to 1154 patients. Our surgical specialized services was over 60 patients. Most specialties were not offered by the minimalist local hospital. During the second week, Women for the World Health organization teamed up with us for the first time.
We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated and supported us in this year 2014 Lircay Mission. Our success this year was not without your corporation and contributions.
For more information regarding the 2014 Mission in Lircay click the link below:
Illinois is working with Huancavelica Medical Mission, focusing to the province of Huaytara. Please spread the voice and help them as much as you can to the success of their humanitarian efforts.
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In 2013, Huancavelica Medical Mission partnered with "en Bici al Cole" (led by Luciana Puente) and Northern Texas Chapter (led by Pablo V.Uceda) to donated bicycles to the local Orphanage.
To view this great program click on the video button below.
With your support we can help these children with a source of transportation to go to school. This is because there are no buses, taxis, and combis in this area.
Through the collaboration with en Bici al Cole, the orphans were taught the following: to ride the bicycles, the rules of transit and good sense, to avoid dangers and be prudent.
Today, we receive another donation. This time it was from AMERICARES, who had also supported us for the past 8 years. We were able to acquire the best anesthetic (Sevorane) in sufficient amount for our surgeries in August. In addition to obtaining Sevorane, we were able to obtain other surgical supplies that are needed for our work and the work of the local surgeons after we depart.
Thank you Americares and Mrs. Cia Marion, who learned about us by coming in person to participate in our first Huancavelica Medical Mission many years ago.
This upcoming Monday at noon, a truck from Lima will deliver the first donation (Direct Relief International from Santa Barbara, California) for our 2014 Huancavelica Mission, to the small LIRCAY Hospital. All the needed and extenuating work to go through customs were completed by our sister institution PAMS FOR PERU, in Lima. Transportation to Lircay was donated by the Cia. Minas Buenaventura.
The total value of this generous gift amounts to $51,000. Part of the donation will be used to equip the new patient wing that is currently being built as we speak. We have already increased the absorption capacity from 16 to 26 beds. Even though this may be small step, it will provide seven hospital beds (with IV poles, mattresses, sterilizers, centrifuges, medicines and supplies) for that area in this upcoming August.
We will keep you posted on the progress. If you wish to donate, checks must be done to PAMSEF-Huiancavelica Mission.
Thanks to you all for your support.
Sara Fajardo was one of first volunteers and now she is working for Catholic Relief Services in Africa. I want to share with you her published experiences and reflections. From her participation in our mission, then in Ayacucho. It was a strong motivation for her future humanitarian choices.
Here is an excerpt from CRS:
Helping moms feed and raise healthier children benefits entire communities-and gives them hope for a better future.
Sara Fajardo is a CRS regional information officer for East and Southern Africa. When she became a mom she began seeing mothers in a new light. (read more)