Medical Trip to Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador
With the exception of a government inspector causing a major interruption on Monday (of all days) to check paperwork, our most recent ENT and Plastic surgery trip to Santiago Texacuangos, El Salvador went quite well with 61 children receiving services. Our thanks go to surgeons Ronald Escudero and William Loutfy and their fantastic team (see our website for more information http://healingthechildrensw.org/htc-updates/).
This year the team was joined by dental hygienist Christine Escudero who cleaned teeth and provided dental health care education. She mentioned how badly in need the children are for sealants and hopes to get products donated for the next mission. We also owe special thanks to the Hospital La Divina Providencia director Dr. David Carcamo and his staff for their expert help in making the mission a success. The hospital is still in need of a sevoflurane vaporizer and a new autoclave.