Med-Surg in Guatemala
The Med-Surg program collaborates with healthcare providers on global missions, reaching out to patients in underserved communities worldwide. BBF equips physician-led teams with short-dated medications generously donated by partner pharmaceutical companies. Through direct collaboration with on-site medical professionals, BBF ensures the safe and targeted distribution of pharmaceutical donations to the communities that require them the most.
This spring, BBF provided pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, beta-blockers, and corticosteroids to doctors, nurses, and medical volunteers from Pierpont Church of the Nazarene for their trip to rural Guatemala.
The team traveled by truck into several remote mountain areas, serving more than 400 patients and providing medical and dental treatment and public health education. Some patients who attended the clinics had never seen a doctor or had access to medical care or modern medicine.