The July Amazon Promise medical outreach team traveled far, by bus, boat, and on foot to reach the jungle communities of Amazonas and San Francisco on the lower Maranon River, providing medical and dental care to 754 people during four clinic days.
Team-based care is the key to providing patients with everything they need. Given the challenges faced by patients, it is not enough just to visit the doctor. Many nonmedical factors play a major role in their health and well-being.
For every bomb and gun attack that rocks the Somali capital, Mogadishu, there’s one small bright spot – the largely volunteer ambulance drivers and medics that rush to the scene to rescue survivors, risking their own lives in the process.