Monday, July 20, 2009

Project HOPE Volunteers Complete Latin America Mission

More than 90 Project HOPE volunteers completed a nearly 4-month mission providing humanitarian and health education in Haiti, Dominican Republic, Antigua, Panama, Colombia, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

While the final numbers have not yet been calculated, volunteers and their military and other NGO counterparts:

Treated more than 80,000 patients

Performed more than 1,100 surgeries

Participated in more than 37,000 educational encounters

Delivered $1.2 million in medicines and medical supplies

But numbers never tell the real story. We hope you have enjoyed reading the numerous stories of lives changed through medical care.

The Continuing Promise 2009 mission is complete, but HOPE volunteers are now serving on the other side of the world in Southeast Asia, helping those in need in the remote Oceania nations of Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Western Samoa. Four pharmacy volunteers from Shenandoah University Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy in Winchester, Virginia are working aboard the USNS Richard E. Byrd on the four-month humanitarian assistance and health education mission. Check back as we continue to document Project HOPE volunteers as they work around the world...
...and please support our dedicated medical volunteers.

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