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Optomotrists Helping Salvadorans

Dr. Eileen Howard and Dr. Audrey Chen.

Cuando el corazón de una mujer es para todos es lo más bonito y mejor aún cuando es para el pueblo salvadoreño. When a woman’s heart loves all, it is even more powerful when that energy goes towards the people of El Salvador. Doctors Eileen Howard and Audrey Chen met eachother with this same vision while working together in collaboration with Comandos de Salvamento during health brigade work in marginalized areas of El Salvador.

Dr. Chen first volunteered in 2011 and then 2 years later invited then student Howard and they have collaborated ever since with Doctors of the Americas.

 The students themselves pay to travel to El Salvador to help the most needed.

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CDS at the Good Life Festival

CDS again participated in the Good Life festival that is offered in Quezaltepeque north of San Salvador of which 40 institutions participated and of which is promoted by the Salvadoran president Prof. Salvador Sánchez Cerén

Comandos de Salvamento pone a disposición los médicos y enfermeras para poder brindar asistencia a las personas que buscan una consulta por sus diversas enfermedades, ya que en dicho festival los medicamentos son completamente gratuitos.

CDS doctors, nurses were present to offer free health consults. Geriatric consults were of particular focus.

CDS will continue with their collaborative spirit in helping the community improve health care for all.

 

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Remembering Doctor Carlos

We remember that 6 years ago CDS Doctor Carlos Hernández Reyes, passed away after doing a night shift at the CDS walk in clinic. He was struck on his motorcycle on his way back home.  Carlos trained many comandos in basic suturing techniques including me between 1999 and 2002 while living at the Central Base.   May his memory remain. Guardian Angel Dr. Carlos

Mark Hoffman

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