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Floating_Doctors
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The Floating Doctors' Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world,
and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide.

Our Goals Include:

Providing free acute and preventative health care services and delivering donated medical supplies to isolated areas.

Reducing child and maternal mortality through food safety/prenatal education, nutritional counseling and clean water solutions.

Studying and documenting local systems of health care delivery and identifying what progress have been made, what challenges remain, and what solutions exist to improve health care delivery worldwide.

Using the latest communications technologies to bring specialist medical knowledge to the developing world, and to share our experiences with the global community and promote cooperation in resolving world health care issues.



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Gustivino is a 14 year-old Ngäbe indigenous boy for whom every day of life is victory. He lives in a remote mountain community in extreme poverty and in a home accessible only by miles of mud covered jungle trails. On our first visit to his remote community, he presented to us plagued by Tuberculosis and with a heart damaged by the effects of Rheumatic Fever and visibly hammering through his chest as it struggled to provide enough circulation for him to stay alive. Gustivino's will to survive and his family's love were the only things keeping him going and as his adolescent body started to grow faster his ailing heart was a ticking time bomb. His life span could be estimated in months, with no hope for more- Until Floating Doctors arrived.....
Vu: 1980



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Gustivino is a 14 year-old Ngäbe indigenous boy for whom every day of life is victory. He lives in a remote mountain community in extreme poverty and in a home accessible only by miles of mud covered jungle trails. On our first visit to his remote community, he presented to us plagued by Tuberculosis and with a heart damaged by the effects of Rheumatic Fever and visibly hammering through his chest as it struggled to provide enough circulation for him to stay alive. Gustivino's will to survive and his family's love were the only things keeping him going and as his adolescent body started to grow faster his ailing heart was a ticking time bomb. His life span could be estimated in months, with no hope for more- Until Floating Doctors arrived.....
 
04:16
Ajouté: 133 semaines, 6 jours
Par: Floating_Doctors
Vu: 1980
 

On our team's first clinical deployment to the remote Ngabe community of Rio Cana, an indigenous woman giving birth at home started to bleed heavily after the delivery. The local partera (midwife) sent a runner to our clinic location to ask for help.

We saw that urgent transport to a hospital would be needed if this new mom was going to survive, but the closest medical services were far away on the mainland. Getting to hospital is a 60 mile trip in a small open boat, crossing almost 30 miles of exposed open ocean swells, and 30 miles of reef-strewn mangrove mazes--and all at night.

For our patients in these distant locations, there is no phone service and nowhere to go when illness strikes. And in addition to these challenges, our volunteers also have no one they can hand these situations to if the responsibility seems overwhelming--this is the razor's edge of medicine, where volunteers from around the world continue to amaze me at their courage and determination on behalf of a single person in need. Admiral Halsey once said "There are no great men. There are only great challenges that ordinary men like you and me are forced by circumstances to meet."

On the razor's edge, what what you do?
 
06:14
Ajouté: 133 semaines, 6 jours
Par: Floating_Doctors
Vu: 1538
 

Isla Popa in Bocas del Toro may be known in the area by tourists for its remote jungle life and beautiful mangrove forests, but it is also home to several indigenous villages whose distance from the mainland makes health-care particularly difficult to attain.

On our most recent return trip, we were able to span the several hour kayuka ride in only 45 minutes in our new panga, and this time we came with Dr. Holly, an emergency room doctor and tropical disease specialist from England, and Dr. Mortiz Meyer, a pediatric surgeon from Austria.
For more information, please visit:  http://floatingdoctors.com/
 
04:52
Ajouté: 296 semaines, 4 jours
Par: Floating_Doctors
Vu: 5473
 

The Floating Doctors is a non-profit medical relief team voyaging throughout the Caribbean providing healthcare to remote coastal communities.
For more information, please visit:  http://floatingdoctors.com/
 
03:12
Ajouté: 298 semaines, 3 jours
Par: Floating_Doctors
Vu: 4830