It has been a very busy month for A Promise to Peru, Inc.  After returning from our eye mission at the Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota on June 9th, our team left for the Sacred Valley in Peru on June 23rd.  Our team leaders – George Coritsidis, MD, Medical Director & Board Member of A Promise to Peru, Inc. and Mike Cipoletti,  Executive Director of FNE International assembled a team of 17 people. Christina Rager, MD, Tracey Weisberg, MD, Carolina Pombar, MD, Saad Bhatti MD, Darren Triller pharmD, StonyBrook medical students Joshua Kogan, Hayley Scott, Jheison and Monica Giraldo, Courtney Balgobin, Alexandra Coritsidis, nursing student Maggie Triller, Graduate student Nicholas Coritsidis and three medical students from University of Connecticut.   

During the first two days the team examined close to 250 patients in the towns of Maras and Ccothuncho!  The last three days pop up tents were placed in the town square of Ollayatambo so that our doctors would examine patients and perform ultrasonography.  The total amount of patients examined were 600.  Our team was thrilled to work so hard and to take care of so many people in need. The last day of the mission, the Mayor of Ollayatambo, Elvis Flores Farfan and the Director of Education presented the key to the city as a symbol of their sincere appreciation for A Promise to Peru & FNE International’s successful medical mission.  Many thanks to Mayor Farfan for his municipal support and Enrique Pollack for hosting the team at his home.

And a special acknowledgement to Dr Victor Rozas and the Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS) for their continued support of our efforts in Peru.  Every year, they work with us in order to obtain the necessary temporary medical licenses and documentation from the Peruvian Government and the Ministry of Health.

Pictured above are: Dr George Coritsidis, Dr Carolina Pombar, Mike Cipoletti, Mayor Farfan with other elected officials in Ollayatambo.

A Promise to Peru, Inc. and FNE International teams with their host, Enrique Pollack.



Below - Our pharmacist, Dr Darren Triller is pictured in this portable tent, dispensing medications ordered by the examining physicians.  The pharmacy area was always one of the busiest in the clinic.