Health Mission 2018
HMEMSA did it again! For the 3rd consecutive year they successfully completed their medical mission providing vital care to the under served in Morocco. During their April mission they were able to visit children at 2 different orphanages where they provided much needed medical and dental treatment for the acute needs of many of the beautiful children.
A huge focus for HMEMSA is ensuring that the work they do on the medical missions can be continued after the volunteers go home. To facilitate this, they spend time educating the orphanage staff along with local medical providers about ways to easily treat and prevent many of the things that were encountered. Prevention is always the best medicine! They also graciously donated a variety of medical equipment and supplies to ensure the required resources are locally available after the mission is complete.
This year’s trip was a little different though; the volunteer doctor team also incorporated some time at the Children’s Hospital in Rabat to establish a working relationship with their management so that, on future missions, more involved procedures can be accommodated. It is these surgeries and invasive procedures which create the greatest quality of life improvement for the children. This time well spent has opened the door to the Phase 2 of the 2018 Medical Mission where we hope to be able to visit again and provide truly lasting change for the children in Morocco.
During the mission, we had separate medical and dental teams providing services to the children. Take a look through this snapshot of pictures to see them in action.