Optometry

    Riscos de Oro, Nicaragua 2019

    1024 683 Laura McAlear

    On May 4, 2019, an Ascenta team of 22 volunteers landed in Managua, Nicaragua. We were met there by two of the Peruvian translators who participated in our 2014 campaign to Cotabambas. In Rosita, we joined the same Calibre team as in 2016, and were met by new doctors and nurses, as well as the…

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    Riscos de Oro, Nicaragua 2016

    778 584 lara

    Riscos de Oro Campaign, Nicaragua 2016 The medical campaign in 2013 in Riscos de Oro treated approximately 2,100 patients. The very¬†successful¬†follow up work in 2016, targeted between 2,100 and 2,500 beneficiaries. The Foundation Campaign Committee responsible for planning this campaign includes: Angelica Farris, R.N., Founding Member of the Board of Directors Laura McAlear, Director of…

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    Cotabamas

    775 288 lara

    Cotabambas Campaign, Peru 2014 On May 29, 2014, an Ascenta Foundation team of volunteers landed in Lima, Peru at 2:00 a.m. with 35 pieces of luggage, carrying over 500 lbs of medications and supplies. From Lima, the team travelled to Cotabambas, a remote village five hours south west of Cusco in the Andes Mountains. To…

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    Riscos de Oro

    775 288 lara

    Riscos de Oro Campaign, Nicaragua 2013 The Ascenta Foundation organized 92 volunteers for this four day mission. Over 2,200 patients were treated in total. A team of ten optometrists and opticians examined 723 patients and dispensed 1,270 pairs of glasses. Fourteen more pairs of glasses were specially made in Canada and shipped to Nicaragua. Four…

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    Cebu

    775 288 lara

    Cebu Campaign, Philippines 2011 After months of preparation, a four-day medical/surgical/dental/optometry mission was carried out in Barangay Lawaan and Barangay Cahumayan, Cebu, Philippines. The outreach served 2,615 people and much needed medications and health care were provided. People Helped 2011 Cebu, Philippines Medical 1,768 Dental 370 Optometry 1,200 Surgical 208 1200 prescription eyeglass were distributed…

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    Leyte

    775 288 lara

    Leyte Campaign, Philippines 2008 The majority of the volunteers were provided by the Health Office of Tacloban, the Philippine National Police (medical and dental units), the Philippine army, the Barangay offices (Suhi and Palanog), Our Lady of Peace Mission and Philippine Metals Corp. Each day of the mission we provided medical consultations/physical exams, eye exams,…

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