The final HFUSA Gift of Health mission of 2023 gave 1,183 patients in Guatemala screenings, treatment, and peace of mind this holiday season.
Sixteen students led by the University of Michigan Humanity First Student Organization traveled to Guatemala with Dr. Lughmani of HFUSA. Together with local physicians, pediatricians, and dentists, they led a rotating clinic to three cities to serve patients in need.
The clinics provided patients with screenings, consultations, dental care, free medications, and free hygiene kits. The team added blood glucose checks given the growing concern for diabetes in the country. The local mayor and city officials came to say thank you and distribute certificates in appreciation of the help for their communities.
The team also spent a day at HFUSA’s Nasir Hospital to learn more about healthcare in Guatemala and practice incision sutures under the guidance of Dr Carlos Tercero, a surgeon at Nasir Hospital.