Guatemala Medical Resources Partnership
A Wisconsin Rotary project to bridge the gap in medical services for the people of Guatemala.
“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.”
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.
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Work with Us
A team of approximately 50 volunteers, many of them medical professionals and interpreters, participate in the mission. They spend about $1,000 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 nutri-tionists and other team members.
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. More than 500 patients traveled to the four-day clinic, some traveled on foot three hours to be seen. The 2016 mission is scheduled for mid-January and will require roughly $30,000.
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 2016 we are entering our 12th year.
GMRP is funded by multiple donors – Rotary Clubs within District 6270 as well as other generous organizations and individuals. Your contributions are always welcome.
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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.
Latest Blog Posts
By Laura Sumner Coon After a five-day clinic, most of the 47 people on this mission will return home changed by the experience. On Wednesday, some of us will go home, some will travel for sight-seeing in Antigua. In either case, we will not be the same. Here are some...read more
By Laura Sumner Coon All that signals that there may be someone living here is a tiny break in the underbrush growing along the rutted dirt road. Flory, GMRP continuing care coordinator, waves a visitor on, past a broken path of rocks and up a small hill to the front...read more
By Laura Sumner Coon One of the most smiley infants is looped around her mother’s arm. She kicks and coos, and smiles at everyone who passes by on this 97-degree day. It is obvious from the demeanor of little Daylin and her 5-year old brother, Hector, that their...read more