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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Blog Post #6 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #6 – 2017 Mission

June 16 Today we saw patients from 8am to 1pm in the medical clinic, completed post operative cataract checkups, and packed up the clinics by 5pm. Some of our members left for a night in Cusco, while others headed for macchu pichu. Everyone took time to enjoy the beautiful country of Peru through hiking in the mountains or...
Blog Post #5 – 2017 Mission

Blog Post #5 – 2017 Mission

We woke up today to the sound of loud bangs, some of us thought alpacas were being prepared for food and others thought it was fireworks. The firework-minded people won, because Peru was celebrating the holiday of Corpus Christi. Because people had the day off, our clinics were swamped. I was working the medical clinic...
Blog Post #3 -  2017 Mission

Blog Post #3 – 2017 Mission

This post is a little more personal because after the first day our clinics become routine. Today I worked in the eye clinic performing visual acuity exams. We were stationed outside the optometry clinic in a small outdoor courtyard with two benches and 3 eye charts taped to the wall. Even though the courtyard was...
Blog post #2  2017 Mission

Blog post #2 2017 Mission

By Christine Chevalier We slept in for the first and only time this week, after this we’re looking at early morning starts at 6:45am and earlier! After a breakfast of coffee, papaya juice, bread, pineapple and papaya some team members went to the local market for Peruvian popcorn, some took pictures with the llamas behind the hotel, and...

Check Out Our Music Video!

Check out this amazing music video two of our medical students made of the wonderful, fabulous, and hardworking P2P team! We had the best time during our mission and we wanted to show off our silly sides and joy to everyone else!
Day 5: That's a wrap!

Day 5: That’s a wrap!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com Friday marked our last day of clinic and we definitely went out with a bang! Walking into clinic, patients were lined up in almost every empty space of the hospital, awaiting both eye and medical care. Although Friday’s clinic only ran until 2pm, we were...
Day 3 & Day 4: The journey continues!

Day 3 & Day 4: The journey continues!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com And there goes another two days! With each passing day, we continue to exceed our goals, as we saw about 500 patients in the eye clinic and over 250 in the medical clinic. Our surgical team has also been working tirelessly these past two...
Day 1 & Day 2: And so it begins!

Day 1 & Day 2: And so it begins!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com “Wow, these first two days have just flown by! Monday began our five-day journey and this year has started off with extreme success! Day 1 began at 6:45am, with patients lined up waiting for both the eye clinic and medical clinic to open. Optometry/ophthalmology...
Day 0 in Peru!

Day 0 in Peru!

Follow Amanda Bader as she blogs about her experience in Peru! apromisetoperu2016.blogspot.com We are excited to announce that we have safely arrived in Peru! Today (Sunday) was the group’s first trip to our clinic, which is located in a hospital in the town of Calca, Peru. We were warmly greeted by Dr. Morales, a Peruvian physician...
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...