Global Medical and Surgical Teams will join Samaritan’s Purse and Cure Kenya for a week of cleft lip and palate surgeries at the Cure Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya, October 25- November 2.
GMAST President Dr. Michelle Vessely Bertucci is leading this trip and the Team is comprised of experienced medical and support personnel who will be volunteering their time and expertise for these surgeries. We look forward this opportunity to support the work at Cure Kenya, bringing life-changing smiles to children and their families through cleft repair.
This is the second time Global Medical and Surgical Teams has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse and Cure Kenya for this important work. Last year our joint venture brought 13 medical professionals and volunteers together in Kijabe to work with CURE Kenya’s team. Families traveled from across Kenya to be seen by our Team and we performed 49 surgeries. We also provided training on operating techniques as well as pulse oximetry use and pre and post-operative care for the local medical staff, and we introduced iTriage, our new app for remote Electronic Medical Records (EMR) management. In addition to medical care, we were able to provide a take-home backpack with shoes, a hat, and stuffed animal for each patient. We invite you to look back at our posts from Kenya 2018 to get a glimpse of what we’ll be up to next month!
We are excited to be finalizing details for our October 2019 trip and we will soon be on our way! You can follow along via Facebook, Instagram, and our Blog. AND NOW >> we also have a mailing list that we hope you’ll sign up for. We promise not to spam you, but rather, we want to provide you with timely reports on our work and hope that you’ll follow along and support us in whatever ways you can.
Our medical and volunteer teams donate their time and travel at their own expense for these trips, but these surgeries have operational costs and Global Medical and Surgical Teams will once again provide some of the medical and anesthesia supplies for this mission.