The 2016 medical mission in Calca, in the Sacred Valley of Peru, was a great success. Thanks to the countless hours of dedication from our volunteer participants,  both before and during the week long mission this past June, 400 medical patients were treated for a variety of medical problems. This year our medical team was composed of an Emergency Medicine doctor, a dual boarded Hematologist/ Oncologist, a nurse practitioner, a pharmacist, an ultrasound technician, NP and PA students, medical students, medical assistants, translators and other civilian participants to create a cohesive team that delivered free medical care to hundreds in need. Peruvian patients traveled from both near and far to the Calca health care facility where our team worked tirelessly to care for them.
There was a focus on pediatric malnutrition and anemia this year which was an added support that our organization was delighted to offer based on feedback from the Peruvian community we serve. In addition to our pediatric clinic, we treated patients of all ages for medical problems including abdominal complaints, dermatologic problems, gyn pathology and orthopedic complaints to name a few.  Our ultrasound technician performed over 100 exams that greatly facilitated our teams’ ability to make necessary diagnoses.  Our pharmacist dispensed over 350 prescriptions.
The patients our medical team evaluated who have little or no access to medical care, were not only offered treatment on an urgent basis but were also given follow up with a range of specialists in the upcoming months after our medical team left.

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Thanks to all of the hard work and dedication of the 2015 medical mission team, 400 patients young and old were treated for a variety of medical illnesses. Numerous ultrasounds were performed has an adjunct to help make many necessary diagnosis.

The patients were not only offered treatment on an urgent basis but we’re also set up follow up to be evaluated by a range specialists in the upcoming months after our medical team left!