Medical Delegation 2017
Next year’s mission project will extend from February 25 to March 11, 2017. If you would like to help us in this endeavor, go to the Donate page. Our major fundraiser is a Soup Supper on October 22nd at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Hagerstown, Maryland. Call Steve 240-527-5050 for more information. The tickets are $30 or pay at the door. You get to keep a nice ceramic bowl after you eat your soup in it.
Each year Olive Tree sponsors a medical mission to Nicaragua. The beach scene above is where we go for a swim after a hard day at the HueHuete clinic. The place where we stay is on the hill overlooking the beach. (If you see a crater lake image instead of the beach scene, just refresh the page a few times and the beach scene will appear.)
Medical Delegation 2016
We did 8 days of medical clinics at clinic sites treating about 819 patients. We worked with two Ministry of Health (MINSA) doctors at three sites and a special Health Ministry nurse at Casa Materna, a house for expectant mothers. Most common diagnoses were respiratory, nutrition, GI, dermatology, gynecology and hypertension. At our sites we did height, weight, and blood pressure checks and performed focused physical exams. We provided the anti-parasite medicine albendazole to all appropriate persons plus other needed medications using the Nicaragua formulary based medicines. Read more…