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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Fundraiser Dinner Dance – photos!

Fundraiser Dinner Dance – photos!

A big thank you to all who supported us to make the Fundraiser Dinner Dance a success!! Natalie DiGioia, M.D., George Coritsidis, M.D., Caty Roberts, Debra Messina, M.D., Michael Sable, M.D. and Jim Rienzo   Dr. Natalie DiGioia with the two medical student leaders, Jared Su and Pallavi Tatapudy. Dr. Messina with Ambassador Maria Teresa...
Check out our Video Montage

Check out our Video Montage

 
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...

CATARACT SURGICAL & MEDICAL MISSION JUNE 2015

As stated in our mission statement, 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.  We are excited to announce our date and location for 2015…  We are traveling to a new region to provide our...
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...
Julia Colmenares received an Award of Appreciation from PAA

Julia Colmenares received an Award of Appreciation from PAA

Consul General Of Peru and Maria Julia Colmenares A Promise to Peru’s Director of Clinic Operations, Julia Colmenares received an Award of Appreciation from the Peru Agribusiness Association (PAA) September 18, 2014. Peruvian Ambassador to the United Nations, Maria Theresa de Hart officiated the evening ceremonies.  The PAA recognize Peruvians for their talent, professionalism and dedication.  The 2014...
The Times Beacon Record  helps spread the word about our mission

The Times Beacon Record helps spread the word about our mission

Source: northshoreoflongisland.com From June 28 to July 5, Drs. Jack Oats and Anzhelika Vaccaro of Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island will participate in A Promise to Peru Inc., a cataract surgical and medical mission to the Sacred Valley region of Peru. Oats will be doing cataract surgery with Dr. Mike Sable, secretary for A Promise to...
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...

Cataract Surgical patient expresses his gratitude to Dr Sable and the surgical team, Urubamba Hospital, July 2013

Dr Sable operated on his first eye last year and he had his second one done this past summer.  Take a look! A Promise to Peru – Patient Account – Continued from A Promise to Peru on Vimeo. A Promise to Peru – Patient Acount from A Promise to Peru on Vimeo.
2013 Mission Accomplishments

2013 Mission Accomplishments

  Cataract Surgical and Medical Mission June 30-July 12, 2013 Summary  A Promise to Peru’s first week consisted of the cataract surgical mission and a sub specialty medical clinic. Our organization was invited to operate at the new municipal hospital in Urubamba, by the Peruvian Minister of Health.  Our group transported a full service eye clinic...
Long Island Ophthalmologists Initiate Cataract Surgical Mission to Peru

Long Island Ophthalmologists Initiate Cataract Surgical Mission to Peru

Long Island Ophthalmologists Initiate Cataract Surgical Mission to Peru By Michael Sable, M.D. and Debra Messina, M.D. Peru?  Did I just say I’m going to Peru? I thought I was just going to dinner. I think I had shrimp something but it was last year and I don’t remember if I even ate breakfast this...