For the last three years one of the Santiago Partnership Board members, Dr. Kristi Lundblad (pictured below in the first photo), has brought down a team to do pediatric medical caravans. Kristi and two audiologists have come down each year and brought with them a different group of additional team members to introduce them to Ecuador and our project. This year there were three pediatricians (including Kristi), two audiologists (they test the hearing of the children), a nurse, and a pre-school teacher. We love working with people with a variety of skills because there are often a ton of kids hanging out and waiting throughout the day and there is always a need for people to play with them or help with crowd control.
This year they worked mostly out of our Medical Clinic in Cayambe and saw the children from the Compassion International project at Emanuel Church, our partner church. With a combination of the visiting doctors and the doctors in our clinic they were able to see around 500 kids throughout the week for their well-child checks as well as having their hearing checked! It was a great week of partnering with our local staff and a team.