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Temple Emergency Action Corps

TEMPLE EMERGENCY ACTION CORPS (TEAC)

SERVICE LEARNING TRIPS: HONDURAS 2009

 

 

In March of 2009 16 students accompanied by an Emergency Medicine physician, Internal Medicine physician, and William Greenfield, MD of the Greenfield Foundation traveled to Honduras. The TEAC team worked in collaboration with the Department of Public Health in the district of San Pedro Sula to provide medical care for over 800 patients affected by severe flooding that had displaced hundreds of thousands throughout Honduras. Sadly, these massive floods fell on the anniversary of Hurricane Mitch, which had devastated the country just 10 years before. Medical services provided by our clinic included: treatment of gastrointestinal worms and visceral larvae migrans, blood pressure screening, wound care--suturing and abscess draining, vitamin supplement distribution, treatment of superficial fungal infections, pregnancy testing, urine analysis, and upper and lower respiratory infections.