Health Outreach is a group of health care providers dedicated to overseas charity projects. Its work responds to people around the world in need of healthcare that members can easily provide when given the opportunity.
The organization is non-profit and non-denominational international health organization based in Toronto, Canada.
“Guatemala 2017” was hugely successful. Never in the history of Health Outreach have 30 volunteers from Canada completed a project in which nearly a thousand children were seen. More importantly, not one child was denied care.
Two remote communities were serviced again – El Salto/San Gabriel and the villages in the Rio Dulce region of Guatemala. The dental boat again offered a sheltered, fully equipped dental facility to practice. Four dental chairs were operational throughout the week, and all the equipment purchased last year and on this trip worked flawlessly.
New this year was a Medical Needs assessment in anticipation that a Medical Team next year. Spearheading this effort was Dr. Lee who gathered statistics and interviewed the indigenous people and local workers. Dental assistant and nursing student Nasha Zaheer assessed the availability of medical care as well as equipment and medication needs.