1. Over a hundred volunteers participated in our two annual Medical brigades to Ecuador seeing over a thousand patients. Our volunteers are made up of health care professionals, university of faculty and students, and local community volunteers. In April of 2007 the health center was opened, called Centro Medico Hombro a Hombro (CMHH) (Shoulder to Shoulder Health Center). CMHH provides medical care, prevention services, mental health, oral health, and school-based services in the community. CMHH currently engages a volunteer U.S. pediatrician and employs local staff, including a general medical practitioner, a nurse, a psychologist, a dentist, a social worker and support personnel who work as a team to improve the health of patients who seek medical or dental care or preventive services at the CMHH.
At present, the STSE program is providing clinical and preventive services in three locations in Ecuador, which also serve as sites for the UK-led brigades. In addition to the services at CMHH, partnerships have been established with the Tsáchila people, a traditional indigenous group from the Santo Domingo area who live in small, isolated rural communities outside the city limits, and the brigades are now also working in a rural Andean region approximately two hours northwest of Quito, in Pedro Moncayo county.
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