Rooted in our foundation of research, education and medicine, our programs in Ecuador change lives - both of the people we serve, and the people who serve with us. With the generous support of volunteers from 13 different countries, we have provided direct medical care to 6,000 patients in the province of Manabí. Our community programs, volunteering opportunities and student courses are informed by our research projects and collaborative partnerships with universities in both the U.S. and Ecuador.
The people of Manabí face chronic and acute health challenges, exacerbated by the constant threat of natural disaster. In the wake of the devastating earthquake in 2016, access to care remains limited or unavailable. We provide essential treatments and medicine for underserved populations throughout the region.
Rooted in traditional scientific protocols, our research initiatives are intrinsically linked with our community health programs. Our work can be broken down into the following categories:
→ Infections Disease
→ Chronic Diseases
→ Environmental Health
→ Mental Health
Student Field Courses in Ecuador
Volunteers and students are immersed in field work that directly impacts populations in need. Open to doctors, nurses, global health professionals and all students, our programs are structured to benefit not just the community in Ecuador, but offer impactful life and cultural experiences for those who come serve with us.
Driven by the data collected by our researches, we design and implement community programs to improve the health and well-being of residents in and around Bahía. Our health education programs, music therapy for children and seniors, community gardens and sports classes inspire the community to live a healthier, balanced life.