MIA’s 20th Mission Creates New Opportunities for MIA in Jamaica
Mission Participants to Jamaica in February 2011 were:
Paul “Pablo” Nelson, Caden Meilner, Chelsea Meilner, David Foss , Tim Meilner MD, Lise Rehwaldt MD, Mary Jo O’Sullivan, MD, Sjvetlana Lozo MD, Ambereen Sleemi MD, Debbie Chong MD, Shauna Meilner RN,Lorraine Bailey RN, Shireen Heidari MD, Chimene Liburd MD, Andrea Green MD
We have just returned from another medical mission to Jamaica where we saw 200 patients in clinic, performed 22 surgeries and were joined by a team of 14 volunteers. We can’t believe it was Medicine in Action’s 20th mission! We did some work on expanding our surgical services and are now performing surgeries at St. Joseph’s hospital in conjunction with Victoria Jubilee hospital. We have also started teaching OB/GYN residents from Victoria Jubilee, a local public hospital and teaching institute. We will continue our teaching program at the University of the West Indies as our intention is to help develop the medical communities in the areas where we work.