We are so happy to share this news with all our supporters and donors. In recognition of our work the UN has granted ISMS a new status we are now considered an
“NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information.”
Team Michigan’s mission to Ecuador completed 47 surgeries successfully.
Please watch our short documentary and share it with our friends!
The world has needs – medical needs. Here in the United States, we have modern medicine. In other areas of the world, they are not as fortunate…
Watch this short video and learn about the work of ISMS Team ENT: a team of doctors providing free surgical care for the poor since 2011.
Hello Friends and Family,
We are all home safely and in our respective states and countries! We are starting to adjust back to our normal routines and we apologize for not being the best at keeping the blog up to date, but once the surgeries started every member of our team was busy and worked long into the night. The mission week was filled with lots of laughter, amazing surgeries, and yes… exhaustion. Our team members were extremely hard working throughout the entire trip. The hospital that we worked with in Riobamba was very welcoming and wanted to work with us in helping the people of Ecuador. Their staff was so accommodating and helpful throughout our entire time there. It was fun for our team to interact with many of their local doctors and nurses and to learn from them about local medicine and culture. We hope they learned the same things from our team.
We had a very busy last few days with long days of surgeries, hence the lack of communication.
Both the ISMS team and the local team worked very well together with strong bonds and friendships formed.
The Ecuadorean people are warm and friendly and were very appreciative.
Final summary will follow once the team arrives back in the states.
Here are some more photos of us closing up shop here in Riobamba. Next stop – Peru!