Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership

A Wisconsin Rotary project to bridge the gap in medical services for the people of Guatemala.

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“There is not a day that goes by when I return home when I don’t think about this place,” he said. “It began as something I should do. Now, it is part of who I am.”

Brian

 

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“I feel I was called by God to do this work,” she said. “I am honored to be a part of this group.”

Flori

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“People arrive at the hospital in the morning. The place is packed,” he said. “They must stand in line, find out the cost they need to pay for a pre-operative test or procedure, come to the cashier to pay, stand in line for the next procedure, pay again and finally get an assigned appointment that week for surgery.”

Bruce

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“We started hitting her feet and massaging her chest,” she continued. “We warmed more towels by the fire, wrapped them around the baby and waited. All of a sudden, we heard a loud gasp. The baby started to cry and breathe.”

“I will never forget this.”

Allison

GMRP – Service Above Self

The Guatemala Medical Relief Partnership began in 2003 with the vision of a Rotarian from Wisconsin to provide general/basic medical care to people who couldn’t otherwise receive care.

Positioned in Oliveros, Santa Rosa, Guatemala a team of around 40 individuals travel to offer a clinic with General Medical, Vision and Dental care.

Watch this video to learn more about GMRP ›››

Support Our Work

We invite you to be a partner in this mission that has helped so many people and has so many more awaiting needed medical services. Please consider joining the mission team. If you can’t join us, consider a donation, perhaps in celebration of a special event, in honor of a special friend or in memory of a loved one.

The Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership is made possible through the support of Rotary Clubs and other donations.

Work with Us

Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership is always seeking medical, dental and vision professionals who could offer their talents and services to the mission. Read More

Where We Work

Our January mission is in Oliveros, Guatemala, where in 2015 we provided general medical, dental, vision and pharmaceutical services for people of the area. Read More

Support Our Work

We invite you to be a partner in this mission that has helped so many people and has so many more awaiting needed medical services. Read More

Read Our Blog Posts

Following our blog posts are a great way to keep up-to-date with what is going on at GMRP. Read More

Work with Us

A team of approximately 50 volunteers, many of them medical professionals and interpreters, participate in the mission. They spend about $1,300 of their own money for travel, room and board expenses for the week of the mission.

Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership is always seeking medical, dental and vision professionals who could offer their talents and services to the mission. The mission is also in need of interpreters, bilingual nutritionists and other team members.

Interested in Becoming a Volunteer?

Volunteers apply to participate in the mission in the fall.

For more information, email GMRP organizers.

Where We Work

Our yearly January mission takes place in Oliveros, Guatemala, where in 2020 (our 16th mission) we provided general medical, dental, vision and pharmaceutical services for people of the area. More than 800 patients traveled to the four-day clinic, some traveling on foot three hours to be seen.

The medical team will not be able to travel to Oliveros in January 2021 due to Covid-19, but Flory will continue getting our patients surgeries that have been delayed due to the pandemic, as well as taking some referrals from a local doctor. Our surgical fund-raising goal is around $40,000.

Support Our Work

Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership (GMRP) is a volunteer effort driven by Rotarians and non-Rotarians to provide medical, dental, vision and pharmacy services to underserved people of rural Guatemala. In January 2020 we completed our 16th mission. In 2021 our medical team will not be able to travel to Guatemala due to Covid-19, but Flory, our health promoter, will continue helping our patients, arranging for surgeries that have been delayed by the pandemic, as well as scheduling some new referrals.

GMRP is funded by multiple donors – Rotary Clubs within District 6270 as well as other generous organizations and individuals. Your contributions are always needed and very welcome.

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Percentage of your donation reaching the people of Guatemala

Years GMRP has been working in Guatemala

Number of people treated during our last visit

Dollar goal for 2021

Latest Blog Posts

A Guatemala Update – 2

A Guatemala Update – 2

Dona Blanca Odilia, 50 years old, had successful varicose vein surgery Oct. 19 on her left leg. They will do the right one when she has healed enough from the first surgery. She is eager to be able to work again! Cost:Pre-op exams $ 72 Covid test $ 46 Surgerical fee...

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Green Shirt Boy

Green Shirt Boy

Diego and his mom arrived at Obras hospital at 6 :00 this morning with Flory and are awaiting his pre-op and covid exams, after traveling the previous afternoon and spending the night in a small hotel room. His surgery is projected to last 1 1/2 hours. HIs father,...

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A Guatemala Update – Flory

A Guatemala Update – Flory

In February, our health care provider, Flory got these 4 patients with tumors into Obras Sociales, the hospital for the poor in Antigua that we use, for labs and other tests. They were then referred to the National Cancer hospital for surgery. And then along came...

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