We made it. And although we've had a number of projects going on for the past month - including Dr. Bob conducting NRP trainings around Peru, Nurse Karen providing emergency medicine trainings and leading the charge for our new emergency first responder project, and Dr. Roberto, Carmen, Nurse Fany and Liz continuing to run the Ines Project for Medically Fragile Children - Ben and I landed early this morning and will be here for almost two weeks working on the Girasoles Sanos project. Joining us later tonight is our new Dental Director, Dr. Matt Allen.
Over the next two weeks we will be traveling around Peru working in homes for abandon children operated by our partner of over two decades Union Biblica del Peru, to provide comprehensive dental care with a team of volunteer Peruvian dentists and Dr. Matt - as well as field testing our new health monitoring system for marginalized youth. The system, a web-based platform for monitoring the complex needs of children living in orphanages and group homes, is a project we've been working on for the past 5-years. After much behind the scenes coding, the product is ready for field testing and we are looking forward to "kicking the tires" on the system to fully understanding its capabilities and limitations.
Over the coming days, follow our efforts through this Blog and our social media posts. We will be documenting our efforts and inviting your comments and ideas. I am so proud of our team and the number of ways we are building sustainable bridges to support the complex health needs of women and children living in extreme poverty. Way to go Team Peru - you rock!
Thank you for all of your ongoing support.
The HBI Blog is a rotating journal from our staff. Our Blog is a series of messages from the field, insights from our work, and lessons in service.