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Mission Statement

Partner for Surgery (Companero en Salud)was founded in 2001 to:

Serve as a bridge between patients in need of surgical care in remote communities and the international volunteer triage and surgical teams that come to Guatemala to help the impoverished;

Educate and empower rural Guatemalans to initiate and advocate for vital health care services on their own behalf.

Description

Partner for Surgery (PfS), a US-based 501(c)3 not-for-profit, and its Guatemalan sister organization Companero en Salud (CenS), provide for critically needed medical and surgical services to rural Guatemalans. PfS/CenS Programs at a Glance (annual statistics):  Outreach to the poorest communities where there is little if any medical care and where surgery is critically needed but unavailable  30+ local representatives with deep and trusted community ties  Radio program empowering youth and building awareness of PfS/CenS services  25 community "clinics"  3000 patient consults  2000 cervical cancer screenings  100 cryo treatments for cervical dysplasia (precancerous growths)  600+ surgeries performed by world-class partnering surgical teams Assistance to medical and surgical patients and their families including:  surgical referring and scheduling  round-trip transportation  interpretation and translation between indigenous languages, Spanish and English  6000+ days of sheltering and feeding  education  a caring touch  hope and dignity

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