2019 Joint Medical Campaign Peruvian Navy's 7th Fleet
Depart: September 17, 2019
Return: October 1, 2019
Coordinates: 13° 42' 46.944'' S 76° 12' 59.04'' W
Team 5 is scheduled to deploy a joint medical campaign with the Peruvian Navy's 7th Fleet as well as the Ministry of Health (MINSA).
This two part mission will comprise of veterans, ultra athletes and 5th year medical students from Zagreb School of Medicine, Croatia.
Part 1 will launch on 9/17 where the volunteer team will arrive in Lima, Peru late at night and at first light be transported to a Naval Ship where they board and sail almost 2 days north to the port of Pisco. From there they will conduct days of Medical/Dental/Ultrasound clinics as well as teach a Tactical Combat Casualty Course to 20 Navy Corpsman. The days will begin very early and late... We will be using military transport to and from locations as well as trekking by foot. Medical clinic will also include deworming, donating LuminAid solar lighting, reading glasses and Oral B toothbrushes. We will be making a clinic by using our donated SHIFTPOD which after the mission be re-donated to those who do remote clinics.
Part 2 will happen on 9/25 when we have a changing of staff and some of the medical team and students will head back to Lima and Dr. Keith and Erika will be flown to Pisco. We will then complete 4-5 days of surgeries to include cleft lips/pallets and sail south at the same time back to Lima and end on Oct 1st.
In this Notes From the Field, we take a look at Team 5 Medical Foundation’s trip to the remote city of Moro in Peru. Team 5 is a veteran foundation that provides medical care in the most overlooked and remote areas of the world.
Around 1,700 people from the Ancashino district of Moro, located in the province of Santa, and their 24 villages benefited from free medical care and distribution of medicines