In Honduras there is a public health care system offering medical care at no charge. However, more often than not, the care that is available is inadequate. While the local health clinics may have a doctor and nurse sometimes they do not work full time. In the local health clinics little to no diagnostic equipment and services are available. Basic medicines that are taken for granted in the U.S are often not available.
While there are more resources available in the larger hospitals they too often suffer from shortages of basic medicine and supplies. It is very difficult and costly for families to travel to the clinics or hospitals. Many families decide it is not worth it to travel to the public hospitals or clinics only to find out that they don’t have the medicine or treatment that is needed.
So what can you do? Well, if you are a doctor, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, or other medical profession you could join or lead a medical brigade to western Honduras. Even if you are not a medical professional you can serve on a medical brigade in other capacities.
We can’t cure everybody but we can bring varying levels of care and relief to everyone we see. But more importantly, we can love, care, and encourage each of them. If you are thinking about coming to Honduras to lead or serve on a medical brigade please contact us. If you would like to make a gift to help us maintain our supply of medicine and medical supplies please visit our donate page and designate your gift for Medical Missions.