Here are some of the recent missions CVIDS has been a part of:
Bolivia & Ecuador 2016
At the airport. Loading things onto the bus!
Mountain roads along the way (1 of 3)
Mountain roads along the way (2 of 3)
Mountain roads along the way (3 of 3)
Arrival to the hospital. Our 1st day there. Let the orientation begin!
Village school where public health clinics were run
Examining an elderly lady with Adrian
Working with Adrian on an ear operation
Truck heading into village with supplies
In the operating room - Valda and George
Some more shots of the village (1 of 3)
Some more shots of the village (2 of 3)
Some more shots of the village (3 of 3)
Regina and George seeing a young girl for ear problems
While Ecuador is a beautiful country, many locations that need supplies are so remote that it is a challenge to get there. On this trip we needed 3 trucks and a half-day's journey to be able to drop off what is needed. Well worth it though!
Some of our members - John, David and Frank
Dr Cote and team working on a patient
Patients check in here. Children get stickers and gifts!
One of the great benefits of our clinic was that children who normally would not have access to specialized care were able to have a consultation and they and their families received much needed help.
One of our patients who had suffered from partial hearing loss being fitted with a mold for her future hearing aid.
The majority of our patients have no insurance available to them. This is one of the many children that are brought by their parents to be checked out by our doctors and benefit from our clinic.
On our aid trip to Ecuador we set up our clinic in a local school. We donated toothbrushes, de-worming medicine and warm hoodies.
One of the most satisfying feelings is being among the children and to know they are getting the best care possible.
Ecuador - Dr. John Di Toppa started these clinics 11 years ago and his dedication and vision is one of the reasons we come back year after year.
We saw approximately 150 patients over 3 days of clinics with 30-50 patients a day.
Clothes were donated to the local schools for cuties like this little girl.
Our relationship with the local nurses and staff has only gotten stronger over the years. Christina is a local nurse who has been a tremendous help. Her dedication is inspiring.
Our setup at the clinic. With limited resources we fashioned a table out of a stretcher, filled with supplies brought over from Edmonton by our OR nurses.
Bolivia 2015 - We saw roughly 125 patients through 3 days of clinics. Every day was an average of 40 patients. This is halfway through day 2.
- Adrian with one of the patients on our 2nd day there and 1st day of the clinic.
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