From February 24 to March 3, 2012, a team of Humanity First USA volunteers conducted a week long primary care clinic in Masagua, Guatemala. The volunteer team included four doctors and 14 undergraduate students from University of Michigan. They worked with the Humanity First Guatemala team and local Guatemalan doctors to provide free health care to locals, and saw nearly 300 patients daily.
The medical team included Dr. Clayton Bell and Dr. Amin Bokhari, who joined Humanity First’s immediate disaster response teams for the Haiti Earthquake in early 2010. Dr. Bell is currently the Humanity First USA Country Director for Haiti and has also led student medical brigades in Honduras and Panama in the past year. University of Michigan School of Dentistry graduate Dr. Kimberly Ford and Livonia peditrician Dr. Salma Aftab held pediatric and dental camps during the week long clinic. The student volunteers shadowed and assisted the doctors and handed out hygiene packs, vitamins, and over-the-counter medicines to patients.
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