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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.
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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