We woke up on Saturday to a beautiful sunny morning with the sound of roosters crowing and a delicious breakfast waiting for us. We inventoried the medicines that we brought from the US and got ready for our first clinic.
Our first clinic was at a primary school Escuelo Basico Fransisco Sergio. We split the team to handle different functions, all supported by a few local translators. Ed S. and Ed J. setup our pharmacy. The rest of the volunteers organized the patients as well as obtained vital signs and chief complaints. The doctors and nurse practitioners were able to treat more than 80 people ranging in age between 2 and 82.
We ended our day with Mass at the local parish of St Francis of Assisi followed by good food and fellowship.
Follow all of our volunteers through their week of clinics in the Dominican Republic.
2023 Medical Mission: Banica Day 1
On Friday, January, 27th the team met at Dulles, VA airport and began their Medical Mission trip to the Dominican Republic.
2023 Medical Mission: Banica Day 3
The team split on Sunday, day 3. The team held a clinic in Pedro Santana and El Morro. They also had made time to visit Cerro de San Francisco
2023 Medical Mission: Banica Day 4
For day 4 the team took a long ride to Bartolo, and then split to run two clinic sites. Read about their continuing work and adventures.