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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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CATARACT SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION June 9-18, 2017- Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru

CATARACT SURGICAL AND MEDICAL MISSION June 9-18, 2017- Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Our June 2017 Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Calca in the Sacred Valley of Peru was another great success!!  Over 500 medical patients and 1,384 eye clinic patients were examined, close to 1,600 pairs of distance, reading and non prescription sunglasses were dispensed, 63 eye surgeries and over 60 ultrasound procedures were performed.  This was...
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Julia Colmenares CNA - honored by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

Julia Colmenares CNA – honored by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce

On November 5, 2016 Julia Colmenares CNA was honored for her dedication to A  Promise to Peru by the Peruvian American Chamber of Commerce of Long Island at a dinner dance celebrating their 10th anniversary.  Julia has been a part of the surgical mission team for the past 5 years. Pictured with Julia are A...
The Surgical and Medical mission is underway.

The Surgical and Medical mission is underway.

The Surgical and Medical mission is underway. Both clinics are set up and has begun to see patients.  We were welcomed by Dr. Francisco Morales and introductory lecture about the state of healthcare in Peru.  
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...
Usman Aslam, Volunteers for A Promise To Peru - via The Box

Usman Aslam, Volunteers for A Promise To Peru – via The Box

The NYIT Blog The Box recently featured an article on Usman Aslam, one of our dedicated volunteers! Photo source nyit.edu Aslam places an IV line on a patient waiting for cataract surgery in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Meet Usman Aslam, Presidential Global Fellow “The best part of going on medical missions is being able to see the immediate effects...
Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 15-20, 2015 to Guayaquil, Ecuador

Summary: On behalf of the Board of Directors of A Promise to Peru, Inc. we wanted to thank each and every one of our participants for your generous donation of time, expertise, personal expense and for your passion of assisting those less fortunate in receiving quality medical and surgical care in Guayaquil, Ecuador. This year, for the...
Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador

Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador

PRESS via NJ.com: Short Hills eye surgeon will embark on surgical mission to Ecuador Dr. Michael Farbowitz, eye surgeon and medical director of Short Hills Ophthalmology, will be travelling to Guayaquil, Ecuador this June as a participant in a cataract surgical and medical mission to treat the impoverished residents in that location. The mission, organized...
Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need

Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need

Press: Stony Brook Medicine today  Annual Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission to Countries in Need Patients eagerly await their eye patches to be removed to see what their newfound vision will be like. Three Stony Brook University School of Medicine alums are part of a nonprofit organization called A Promise to Peru, Inc. that is...
Press: AIRLINK/JetBlue -Rural Medical Outreach Peru

Press: AIRLINK/JetBlue -Rural Medical Outreach Peru

 Source: airlinkflight.org The World Health Organization estimates 39 million people are blind and 246 million have severe visual impairment: 90% of those affected live in developing countries. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in middle and low-income countries, but 80% of all visual impairment can be avoided or cured. This cure can come in the...
3rd International Health Symposium

3rd International Health Symposium

Physicians from A Promise to Peru, Inc were invited to participate in the ” 3rd International Health Symposium in the Sacred Valley, Peru” at the Urubamba Hospital on July 3, 2014. The Lecture symposium was organized by Peruvian physician Dr Francisco Morales. It was a  three day lecture symposium working with the Peru Health Outreach...

Learn About Our Organization

Founded in 2011, in just four short years, A Promise to Peru has delivered much needed cataract surgery and medical care to almost 7,000 residents of remote Peruvian villages, many of them now with restored vision…some even enjoying normal eyesight for the first time ever.  Whether it is through a site restoring surgery or administering...