University of Cincinnati Family Medicine brigade (April 9 -20)

Santa Lucia was happy to welcome their first brigade of the year… this large group of over 30 people came from University of Cincinnati accompanied by translators from the bilingual school in La Ceiba. They were made up of 3 attendings, 6 residents, 6 medical students, 1 pharmacist, 4 pharmacy students and our very own Sharon Mullen.

Resident student taking vitals at a local field clinic

Resident student taking vitals at a local field clinic

2 weeks were packed with 3 groups leaving to various communities everyday with activities ranging from field clinics to diabetes and hypertension clubs. Some days includes health fairs which offered pap-smears, dental revisions and education as well as a variety of labs such as pregnancy and HIV tests. The group never lost steam and were determined to do blood pressure screenings in the Magdalena market and a cleaning operation on the weekend as well as home visits everyday after clinic. Thank you Cincinnati for all the good times, great attitudes and much needed rain after the dry season!
“All staff were very helpful and willing to listen to everyones suggestions. Great people!”
“Everyone was helpful when we needed to talk about any issues, esp. Amy Schumer”
“No complaints! very glad I chose to work with HAH – great people and great missions. Inspiring!”
“A good exercise in medical altruism “outside the box”!”
 
“Very impressed with what STS is doing in Honduras”
Foot check and nail cutting at Diabetes clinic

Foot check and nail cutting at Diabetes clinic

UC Pride!

UC Pride!