Thursday, June 11, 2015

VCU GH2DP Outreach Trip to Yoro, Honduras: Summary

Traveling to La Hicaca
Today we returned to San Pedro Sula after a week up in the mountains in rural Yoro, Honduras.

Since 2005 we have been working with approximately 17 villages with little to no access to medical care.

Medicine Clinic in Lomitas
With the aid of our many local, regional, national and international partners we were able to see approximately 700 patients this week. In addition we distributed approximately 90 water filters (each of which will provide an entire household with clean drinking water for 2 years), helped facilitate cervical cancer screening for 80 women and completed a project focused on assessing knowledge and risk factors for dengue and chikungunya infection as well as projects focused on the effectiveness of a new chlorination system and several novel clean water technologies. 

Assembling water filters

Testing new water catchment device
With Dr. Pat Mason and Dr. Ana Sanchez working on our deworming project

Internal Medicine team, Lomitas

Dr. Jason Cook working on water chlorination system project

GH2DP Outreach Team, La Hicaca

GH2DP Pathway Residents and Student Scholars

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