Angels in Medicine features physicians, nurses, physician assistants and other healthcare workers who reach people without the resources or opportunities for quality care, such as teens, the poor, the incarcerated, the elderly, or those living in poor or war-torn regions.
Community health promoters initially mobilize the campaign to get women to the clinics, often putting a bullhorn on a truck and driving through the area to spread the word on upcoming screenings. One week before the campaign, GFH volunteers arrive at the site to train the local doctors and nurses. The entire exam itself takes only 10 to 15 minutes (more advanced cases are referred to a hospital). Seventy-five to 100 women are seen daily during the five-day screening period. . . . more
Project Access has been such a success that 13,000 out of 15,000 qualified county residents receive healthcare access now. Uninsured residents who enroll with Project Access are less likely to go to the ER and more likely to report being in good health than insured residents. . . . more
India's Himalayan country covers a rugged terrain dotted with stunning, snow-clad mountains, waterfalls, Buddhist monasteries, and Hindu temples. But villages here are often isolated from the rest of the world for seven months at a time by heavy snows and avalanches. Residents have no access to nearby healthcare and must walk long distances to get to a clinic.. . . . more
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Medical supplies rapidly dwindled as the staff treated thousands of hungry, dehydrated and wounded Leogane residents. It was the UND staff on the ground who facilitated the transformation of a local highway into a makeshift landing strip so that much-needed additional supplies could be flown in to save lives. Against a distant backdrop of debris and growing refugee camps, a number of medical teams worked feverishly to treat the traumatized residents. . . . more
The nun brought the little orphan girl to the mission site in Ecuador. She had a cleft palate and needed surgery. After the successful surgery, the little girl returned three or four days later. She brought a picture of her class at school, with her in it. It was the only thing she had of herself, and she wanted the doctors to remember her by it. . . . more
An eight-year-old Congolese refugee arrived with extensive burns. The rebel troops killed his father and then poured boiling water on him. Part of his ring finger was badly damaged from a bore hole pump. We were able to shorten his finger and close the wound. He was so incredibly brave and did not complain for a moment. He expressed his thanks in French as he left. He was an amazing child. . . . more
What draws people to travel for almost 24 hours in order to work 12-hour days without compensation? "It just grounds me", said Jill Stoller, MD, a pediatrician from New Jersey and medical director for Our Chance International. . . . more
Look, up in the sky, it's an eye hospital on a DC-10 airplane!
Its mission: to fly to poor parts of the world where eye care is desperately needed.
Read more here.