MISSION

Brazil 2001

Highlights
  • This is the first mission done in cooperation with a local NGO, FundaMed, which proved to be capable and trustworthy organization.
  • The first day of the mission, and as the team was setting up the operating room, a pregnant young women arrived in distress with severe eclampsia that she was within minutes of losing her life.
  • The team was able to stabilize her and performed a C-section saving both the mother and baby’s lives.
  • The team took that opportunity to teach local doctors and nurses on managing patients in distress and on many aspects of modern surgery that they were unable to perform.
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Mission details

In 2001 Team NY set off to Brazil for their fourth ever mission. After seeing the need for medical care, our team returned to Brazil 2 years later.