(PORTLAND, Ore., May 11, 2010)—Tigard-based Medical Teams International sends much-needed medical teams and shipments of medicines and medical supplies around the world this week.
A disaster relief team will depart on May 12, four months after the massive 7.0 earthquake, for Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to work at Medical Teams International’s Haiti field office. This team of six volunteers will provide primary and emergency health care services as well as conduct mobile clinics around Leoganne, where the epicenter of the earthquake was located.
An international medical brigade departs for Sahsa, Nicaragua, on May 14, to provide medical and dental care in rural villages. The team travels with two local Nicaraguan dentists by boat on the Kukayala River to reach seven Moskita villages that have no access to basic health care. This will be the first team from Medical Teams International to provide medical and dental care in this region of Nicaragua.
An international medical teaching team departs for Santa Maria del Real, Honduras, on May 15. Dr. Mike Hicks leads the team, which will provide training for family practice physicians and clinical staff. The training focuses on general and vascular ultrasound as well as mammography evaluations. The team also will provide radiology services for 150 patients..
This week, Medical Teams International also sent $1.3 million in medical supplies to Pakistan. These supplies will help the sick through the work of a Medical Teams International partner, the Poverty Eradication Initiative in Pakistan.