Wednesday, May 26, 2010

4,600 Patients Treated in Six Days

Project HOPE volunteers are always expected to get to work quickly and manage long, hard hours. Vietnam was no exception. Working alongside U.S. Air Force medical personnel, Vietnamese military and civilian health provider counterparts and fellow NGO humanitarians from East Meets West, HOPE volunteers concluded their health care and health education mission.

In just six short days, the small medical task group of about 50 accomplished a lot.

Patients treated – 4,601
Total patient encounters – 7,822
Women’s health – 419
Dental encounters – 2,621
Dental exams – 603
Family practice – 2,729
Pharmacy – 16,199
Pediatrics – 2,028
Optometry – 1,763

Project HOPE volunteers will return to Vietnam at the end of May onboard the USNS Mercy as part of the Pacific Partnership 2010. Check back for updates.

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