|Scouting out potential clinic sites|
Yesterday we traveled from La Hicaca to Lomitas. Lomitas is an even more remote mountainous village that is also accessible by truck.
We met with local community leaders in Lomitas and learned that this area is significantly more accessible to approximately half of the people in this region (than La Hicaca). Based on our prior experiences in this area (we held clinics at Lomitas in 2009-2011), we estimate we may have a 20% increase in patients during our next relief mission if we set up clinics in both La Hicaca and Lomitas.
We were able to scout out potential clinic sites and committed to holding several days of clinic in Lomitas during our May-June trip.
|One of our future clinic sites, Lomitas|
|River in Lomitas; our prior research identified that a large|
portion of the population here obtains their drinking water
directly from this river, which, although beautiful, is
contaminated with animal waste
You can learn more about the VCU Global Health and Health Disparities Program (GH2DP) and our work in Honduras here.