Surgical Missions & Community Health Fairs

Each year we Organize Surgical Missions  in Trujillo for those who, for lack of resources, are without access to adequate medical treatment.  For surgical missions we work with International partners such as Healing the Children NJ , International Surgical health Initiative and Go-Med

Most weeks we also organize Community Health Fairs with local partners including the National Police and municipal authorities..

Community Health Fairs

We offer free health care consultations and medicine to members of the community with limited resources.

The events are supervised by our physicians and supported by our language teaching team

All program participants can become involved in these Community Health Fairs which are a great way to work directly with local communities and to use the medical Spanish you have been developing whilst in Trujillo.

Learn more about our community health fairs

Surgical Missions 

Working with an international medical team is a great way to be involved in something special and also gain valuable experience.

The following international campaigns include those completed in  2017 and those planned so far for 2018.

Cleft Lip Surgery Mission – Jan 5 – Jan 18, 2017

A team from Spain performing cleft lip surgeries at Arequipa Children’s Hospital

General Surgery Mission in Trujillo – May 20 – 25, 2017

A team from ISHI are carried out a free general surgery mission for adults, completing 47 surgeries during the week

General Surgery and Gynecology Mission in Trujillo – Nov 2017

We are in the planning stages to recieve a team from Go-Med who will be carrying out a free general surgery mission

General Surgery Mission in Trujillo – May 2018

We are planning for the return of ISHI for another general surgery mission

Get Involved

The international surgical campaigns normally last for one week and those participating students may have the opportunity to spend time in the operating rooms with surgeons from the US and Canada, as well as providing support with pre and post-operative care.

Are you a health care or education NGO?

Please contact kevin@medical-electives.net for more information about our health campaigns. We are interested in partnering with NGOs and teams of professionals interested in carrying out surgical or other health care missions in Peru.

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