Our Promise

A Promise to Peru, Inc. provides an annual cataract surgical and medical mission to the remote villages of the Sacred Valley of Peru and other regions in need. Physicians and other health professionals from across the U.S. along with medical, optometry, pharmacology and public health students and undergraduate students volunteer their time towards this effort.
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Packing day -  May 14th 2016

Packing day – May 14th 2016

Thank you to all of the participants who joined us in the past few weeks and especially today for the daunting task of packing over 50 suitcases of medical and surgical supplies. We are ready for take off next month!    
First  Lecture Symposium - Stony Brook Medical Center

First Lecture Symposium – Stony Brook Medical Center

First  Lecture Symposium was a great success at Stony Brook Medical Center! Medical students and nursing students were introduced to relevant medications and common disease pathologies in the first of two lecture series held before our annual mission. March 30, 2016 – Stony Brook School of Medicine HSC Room 272A/B 3:15 pm Lecturer: Debra Messina MD &...
Kings Park R.J.O. Intermediate School - Community Awareness Program

Kings Park R.J.O. Intermediate School – Community Awareness Program

Kings Park R.J.O. Intermediate School has a Community Awareness Program aimed at increasing the student’s awareness of the needs of others.  Interested students are invited to monthly meetings where parent volunteers will introduce a need and a project to help meet that need.  The children collected sunglasses, reading glasses and children’s prescription glasses for A Promise...
Fundraiser at La Parrilla Restaurant - a big success!

Fundraiser at La Parrilla Restaurant – a big success!

Many thanks to all who attended and participated in our fundraiser dinner at La Parrilla Restaurant. We appreciate your support!
Journal by Eric Rios-Doria

Journal by Eric Rios-Doria

Having parents of Peruvian descent gave me a special connection to the mission trip. As a child, I would travel frequently to Lima, the capital, where I have many relatives. Here I was exposed to the poverty and poor health conditions of the people, which fostered my interest in global health. The mission took us...
Photo Journal by Louis Chai

Photo Journal by Louis Chai

Photo Journal - 2013 Misson

Photo Journal – 2013 Misson

The Minister of Health invited A Promise to Peru to evaluate patients and perform cataract surgery at the Urubamba Hospital Physicians and Stony Brook medical students unpacking the 50 suitcases of equipment and surgical supplies SUNY Optometry Students unpacking their equipment and 2,000 pairs of glasses Dr. Patel diagnoses a cataract that is significantly impairing...
Photo Journal 1: 2013 Mission

Photo Journal 1: 2013 Mission

Student Account by Emma Furlano

Student Account by Emma Furlano

This was me holding the hand of the man that was hypertensive while undergoing surgery. Supriya and I took turns holding his hand throughout the surgery (Dr. Epstein performed it and it took about an hour) while attempting to calm him down and reassure him. His BP dropped after we started the hand holding and...
Want to Join Our 2013 Mission?

Want to Join Our 2013 Mission?

Thank you for your interest in Stony Brook’s medical mission to the Sacred Valley  region in Peru. (download pdf) This is a project that is constantly evolving, improving, and also struggling as we face challenges in helping improve the lives of people who live in medically underserved areas in the Sacred Valley and the Andes...

February Fundraiser Event!

Available items for purchase include fine alpaca wool scarves, shawls and hats; hand-woven purses and belts; and other unique items. All profits from this event will be used to purchase medications and supplies for donation to the impoverished rural people of Peru. February 14, 2013 | 7am to 7pm Outside the Hospital Deli in the...
Photo Journal #7 by Paul Galstian and Evy Miceli

Photo Journal #7 by Paul Galstian and Evy Miceli

By Paul Galstian By Evy Miceli