|Nursing Heart Friends,
In the offseason, we take advantage of the extra non-clinical hours and head out into the communities to meet with our partners. This last week Sara and I met with Lois and Amilcar from Hombres y Mujeres en Acción to discuss the coming season and this year’s medical clinics.
During the year, we utilize the medical expertise of the visiting nurse groups, alongside local medical staff to hold general medical and women’s health clinics. This involves traveling to remote communities of San Martín Jilotepeque to provide this service to those who would not usually be able to travel nor afford health care.
This partnership allows both of our organizations to achieve more by serving a larger population, working together. Through their Obras Sociales Health Clinic in San Martín Jilotepeque, they provide medical, dental, and psychological care. This clinic is our place of referral and followup for any patients we diagnose during the remote medical clinics. Meaning, that we can maintain adequate and sustainable medical practices and know that our patients are taken care of after we have left.
We are so very grateful to our friends at HyMA and are so lucky to be able to work with such an enthusiastic group and an excellent organization, to provide much needed medical care to the people of Guatemala.
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