Monday, October 26, 2015

Timmy Global Health Brigade - Day 1 in Llanos del Pinal

Photos and Text by Albizael Del Valle

With much anticipation, we officially welcomed the Timmy Global Health Medical Brigade! This is the fifth time the Asociación Pop Wuj has hosted a medical brigade this year. The medical brigade lasted a week and served communities in Quetzaltenango and surrounding departments.

The team arrived from Portland, Oregon and is comprised of professional doctors, nurses and pharmacists.  Heavy rain welcomed the team at their arrival and continued through the first day of the brigade. Llanos del Pinal was the first stop programmed in this week's schedule for mobile clinic with the team. Approximately 65 patients showed up despite the heavy rain and cold temperature.

All volunteers went to work right away and with the help of local translators, patients were taken care of accordingly.

The team meets before getting started. Ashley [top right] introduces all in the room.
Dr. Carmen Rosa meets with the group of providers before seeing patients. 
Community members wait to see the doctors. 
Lujan served about 12 community children
Doctors spoke with patients through translators in makeshift consultation rooms created by whiteboard partitions.
This large room housed six doctors and a waiting area.
Timmy brigade members pose for a photo after a long day in the clinic. 

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