Monday, December 15, 2008

Project HOPE Medical Volunteers Complete Latin America Mission--Watch the Video!

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More than 60 Project HOPE volunteers provided basic health care, health education and humanitarian assistance to more than 61,000 children and adults who often do not have access to care.

The mission, Continuing Promise 2008, sent two U.S. Navy ships, the USS Boxer to Guatemala and El Salvador in May and June, and the USS Kearsarge to Nicaragua, Colombia, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana from August to November.

Project HOPE volunteers, alongside Navy medical personnel and other NGO volunteers from Operation Smile performed 219 surgeries and conducted 46 health professional training classes for more than 27,000 local health care professionals.

Project HOPE also delivered nearly $2.5 million of donated medicines and medical supplies during Continuing Promise 2008.

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