February 2010: Ecuador Pediatric Ophthalmology and ENT Medical Mission

ecuador-2010a-225x300In February 2010, HTC Arizona sent its 2nd pediatric ophthalmology/ENT medical mission to Azogues, Ecuador. The team consisted of 12 volunteer members, plus an HTC administrator. They worked long and hard every day. On the first day, a total of 162 children were screened. Out of these, 58 patients were selected to receive surgeries for either eye related problems, or for ear, nose and throat related issues that were addressed over the next 41/2 days (doing 78 procedures in all). There was excellent cooperation from the host hospital in Azogues, as well as assistance from the Kiwanis of that city.