Mission Results

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Since our first medical mission in 2002, the Cascade Medical Team has treated over 22,700 Guatemalans!

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Feb 24 - March 7, 2018

Santa Cruz del Quiché, Guatemala — 24th CMT Mission

104 Volunteers

Cascade Medical Team, February-March, 2018 group photo

Medical #2103 (Grand total: 1117 patients)

Surgery Total: 77
General: 65 (15 were Cholecystectomies)
OB/GYN: 10
Dental: 2

Clinic Total: 1117
General: 362
GYN: 192
Pediatrics: 159
Dental: 123
Eye Exams: 281

Outreach Clinic Total: 510
General: 263
GYN: 55
Pediatrics: 192

Community Development Project #2113

ONIL Stove/Water Filters installations: 156
Plus 1 Elementary School received ONIL Industrial Stove and 8 Water Filters
Impact:
1664 people
1872 Trees will be saved annually for the life of the stove
24,336 Hours redeemed annually for the women in the household

Comadrona

46 Midwives received education, materials, and ONIL water filters

 

November Stover Team 2017
November Stover Team 2017 #2022

  • 120 homes with stoves and water purification systems
  • At least 720 individuals now have safe, energy efficient cook stoves and safe, clean drinking water
  • The stoves will save at least 1440 trees per year for the life of the stove which should save over 11,500 trees
  • The stoves have given the women of the homes AT LEAST 3 hours per week due to the efficiency of the stoves, allowing them additional time for weaving or other work that helps the economics of the family

The Community Development Team will return to Guatemala November 3-11, 2018. The project number is 2122. The team will be named April 1st, 2018. To apply fill out the online application.

November 2017 Stove Team group photo Stovembers – November, 2016 Stove Team

Feb 25 - March 9, 2017

San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala — 22nd CMT Mission

110 Volunteers
Cascade Medical Team, February-March, 2017 group photo

Medical:
Surgeries: 118
Clinic both on-site and outreach: 1626 patients
TOTAL Patients: 1744

Community Development Projects:
ONIL Stoves and Water filters: 150
Plus 1 Elementary School and 10 ONIL Water Filters
Comadronas: 18

November Stover Team 2016
November Stover Team 2016 #1922

12 Volunteers
96 stoves and water filters installed to impact the lives of 480 Guatemalans, based on the average household of 5 people.
We saved 1,152 trees per year for the life of the stove. (1 tree per home per month per year)
We have given the women 3 hours in her week due to the efficiency of the stove for a total of 14,976 hours per year for the life of the stove.

November 2016 Stove Team group photo Stovembers – November, 2016 Stove Team

Feb 27 - March 9, 2016

San Miguel Ixtahuacán, Guatemala — 20th CMT Mission

103 Volunteers

Cascade Medical Team, February-March, 2016 group photo

Community Development Team
12 person stove team
88 ONIL 2-Stove Combos with water filters
1 school with 86 students and 11 staff received an institutional stove and eight water filters.
Over a year, this project will impact over 800 people while saving 1,056 trees.
The women in the community will save over 13,700 hours of labor per year.

Comadrona:
20 new midwives were instructed and given supply kits

Culinary Crew:
Served over 3400 meals! BUEN PROVECHO!!

Surgeries total: 109
General: 63
GYN:22
Plastic: 21
Dental: 3

Clinic total: 1,464
Onsite Clinic: 882 patients
Outreach Clinic: 582 patients

Total Patients served: 1,573

November Stove Team 2015
November Stove Team 2015 #1822

16 Volunteers
Communities;
Cerro de Oro
Panimache
Xejoyu (shay who you)
Santa Catarina Palopo

80 homes with stove combinations and water filters
1 school in Santa Catarina with 8 water filters
1 school in Xejoyu with a multipurpose stove

80 homes x 7 people per household (average) = 560 people impacted with safe cooking stoves and clean drinking water
plus over 100 students and teachers

stoves save 1 tree per month while in use: 80 trees x 12 months = 960 trees saved per year

women save an average of 3 hours per week due to the efficiency of the stove: 3 x 80 = 240 hours per week x 52 weeks = 12,480 hours saved per year to weave, create jewelry or craft to become economic contributors to their household.

Stovembers - November, 2015 Stove Team

Stovembers – November, 2015 Stove Team

Feb 28 - March 11, 2015

Intervida, Santa Lucia, Guatemala — 18th CMT Mission

92 Volunteers

Cascade Medical Team, February-March, 2015 group photo

CDT (Community Development Team), 12 person stove team
81 ONIL 2-Stove Combos with water filters
1 school in Xepol with a Multi-Functional Stove and 8 water filters
Over a year, this project will impact over 1310 people while saving 972 trees. The women will save 21 hours per week while stoves are in use.

Comadrona:
10 new midwives were instructed and given supply kits

Culinary Crew:
Served over 3400 meals! BUEN PROVECHO!!

Surgeries:
General: 43
GYN:19
Plastic: 22
Total: 84

Clinic:
General: 265
OB/GYN: 132
Pediatrics: 101
Dental: 107
Total: 605

Outreach Clinic:
General: 436
Dental: 95
Total: 531

Total Patients served: 1,222

June 14 - June 25, 2014
17th CMT mission to Guatemala

CMT June, 2014

We had a total of 81 volunteers (62% rookies & 38% veterans) plus the HELPS staff, Intervida staff, Translators & Soldiers for a total of 125 people on site

Clinic:
General exams- 262
Pediatric- 137
Eye- 244
Total: 643 patients

Eliso, age 4. 2nd surgery for congenital cataracts (right eye); 1st surgery by CMT in June, 2013 (left eye)

Eliso, age 4. 2nd surgery for congenital cataracts (right eye); 1st surgery by CMT in June, 2013 (left eye)

Surgery:
General (hernias, gall bladders etc.) 45
OB/GYN (hysterectomies, tubal ligation etc.) 20
Eye (cataracts etc.) 24
Total: 89

Culinary Crew:
Served over 2700 meals

Community Development Projects:
2 Communities: Barraneché & Xaja Xac
65 Homes
130 ONIL stoves (indoor “Plancha” and outdoor “Nixtamala”)
65 ONIL Water filters
1 elementary school:
1 institutional stove and 8 water filters
Impacts 220 students and 13 staff
The Community Development Projects team impacted approx. 818 Guatemalans (9 per household) and saved 780 trees/year.
The head females in the 65 homes will gain 1277 of productive hours dedicated to other activities besides hauling and cutting wood and cooking over open fires.

March 1-March 13, 2014
16th CMT mission to Guatemala

We had a total of 80 volunteers plus the HELPS staff, Intervida staff, Translators & Soldiers for a total of 125 people on site

We had a total of 80 volunteers plus the HELPS staff, Intervida staff, Translators & Soldiers for a total of 125 people on site

Stove Team (Community Development Projects)
70 ONIL stove combos (inside and outside stoves=140!)
70 ONIL Water filters in homes
(estimated per year of stove use, this impacts approx. 560 family members and saves about 852 trees and 1095 hours per home of labor cutting and hauling wood!)
Plus: 1 institutional stove and 8 water filters in an elementary school of 300 students

Culinary Crew
served about 2500 meals!! Bueno Provecho!

Clinic
General- 303
OB/GYN-155
Pediatrics-211
Dental-180
Total=849 patients

Comadrona Project
12 midwives received training and supplies

Surgeries/OR
General-45 (mostly hernias, gall bladder, breast masses etc)
Dental-1 (extractions)
OB/GYN-13 (mostly hysterectomies, tubal ligation, La Forte etc)
Plastic-35 (burn scar revisions, lipomas, removal of disfiguring growths/lesions/cysts, syndactylies, cleft lip revisions etc.
Total= 94

It’s all UTZ!!

June 15-June 26, 2013
15th CMT mission to Guatemala

We had a total of 86 volunteers plus the HELPS staff, Intervida staff, Translators & Soldiers for a total of 135 people on site.

We had a total of 86 volunteers plus the HELPS staff, Intervida staff, Translators & Soldiers for a total of 135 people on site.

Clinic: 1072 patients
General-332
Gyn-150
Pediatrics-206
Eyes-229
Dental-155

Surgery: 106 cases
General-28
ENT-5
Plastics-16
OB/GYN-22
Eyes-18
Local-14
Dental-3

Meals served: 2736
Construction Team:
63 homes total:
63 ONIL inside stoves (Planchas)
56 Nixtamal ONIL stoves (outside)
7 Retained heat cookers)
63 ONIL Water filters
1 school institutional stove plus an ONIL Plancha stove
and 5 ONIL water filters Another small school that received 4 ONIL water filters (later will receive an ONIL stove)

Comadrona (mid-wives):
19 new comadronas received 2 days of instruction plus backpacks with supplies

Feb 23-March 6, 2013
14th CMT Mission to Guatemala with 80 U.S. Volunteers

14th CMT Mission to Guatemala with 80 U.S. Volunteers

Stove/Construction/Community Development Team (CDT)
70 ONIL 2-Stove Combos (inside and outside stoves)
70 ONIL Water Filters
1 Institutional Stove in Elementary School plus 5 Water Filters and school supplies
5 Water Filters in another Elementary School and school supplies
Communities: Nahuala, Santa Lucía, Argueta

ONIL Stove Combo costs us $180 each & ONIL Water Filter costs us $50 each

Culinary Crew served 2,260+ meals

Comadrona (midwife) Project
Instructed and supplied materials to 11 new and 15 returning comadronas

Clinic Total= 864
General- 348
GYN- 128
Pediatrics- 182
Dental- 206

Surgery Total=107
General- 56
Plastics- 34
OB/GYN- 16
Dental- 1

128 Volunteers for the 12th and 13th missions, February 25 to March 7 and June 16 to 27, 2012

128 Volunteers for the 12th and 13th missions, February 25 to March 7 and June 16 to 27, 2012

CLINIC & TRIAGE
1,574 patients
General: 668
Pediatrics: 426
Dental (Winter Team only): 178
GYN: 24

OR/SPD/ANESTHESIA/PACU/SURGERY SCHEDULING
Surgeries Total: 147
Hernias: 70
GYN: 21
Gall Bladders: 13
Dental: 5
Miscellaneous General: 38 (breast masses, lypomas, etc.)

CONSTRUCTION TEAM (Now referred to as the Community Development Team, CDT)
ONIL 2-Stove combos: 106
ONIL Water Filters: 106
2 Institutional stove in elementary school
10 Water filters in school classrooms

COMADRONA PROJECT – Midwife Program (Winter Team only)
12 Revisited
12 new comadronas introduced to program

CULINARY CREW
3470 meals served!