Last year's mission was a great success. We treated hundreds of children in the clinics, and delivered much-needed supplies.
For the first time, dental residents joined us on the trip, and they had a very rewarding experience. Not only did they receive valuable training and experience, but also they helped to teach the local dentists some of their strategies. You can read more about it here.
We're in the process of preparing for next year's trip, which is just around the corner. We are very excited to welcome Dr. Ben Klein, a developmental pediatrician from Hamilton, Ontario, and Ashley Jakovljevic, a children's occupational therapist from Hamilton, Ontario, to our team.
Ben and Ashley are going to work with the medical team at the clinics as well as in a local rehabilitation centre in Gracias. They will bring a new dimension to the services we provide at the clinics.
We are also hoping to bring dental residents again this year. They were a huge help to our dental team last year, and it was a great learning experience for them.
As for fundraising, we are not planning any large shipments this time. We are, however, gathering supplies for the clinics. Some of the items on our "wish list" are:
- used but no longer needed orthotics, such as Ankle Foot Orthosis;
- unopened, not expired as of May 2015, scabies treatment cream (permethrin 5%);
- sample or over-the-counter children's pain medications (e.g. ibuprofen, acetaminophen) that are unopened and not expired as of May 2015;
- children's vitamins; and
- last, but not least, funds to purchase the prescription medications we need to supply our clinics.
If you are able to donate funds for supplies, please click here! Select “other” when choosing where to direct your donation, and specify Honduras Medical and Dental Team, Account 70-410-01.
If you want to make a donation by Credit Card, you can call Janine Ogglesby at the London Health Sciences Foundation - (519) 685-8300 ext 52364.
You can also send in donations by mail to the following address: London Health Sciences Foundation Attention: Janine Ogglesby 747 Baseline Road East London, Ontario, N6C 2R6
**Please include Account # 70-410-01 on all donations and specify Honduras Medical and Dental Pediatric Team
Thank you all for you support and encouragement.
We'll be back soon with more updates about our plans for the trip and fundraising.