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.
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.
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
38yo Jose Eduardo Peña Lopez was injured in a bus accident at 8th ave nte and 3 calle pte and transported to the walk-in clinic of Comandos de Salvamento Base Central where he was given sutures by Comando Rosa Maria Galvez. Fotos: Marco
CDS Medical Providers will be at Majahual beach west of La Libertad in order to attend to emergencies during this years Holy Week vacation.
Pictured left to right are Dr. Manuel Valencia, Dr. Luis Delgado, Dr. Stanley Lara, Dr. Julio Orellana and Dr. Margarita during a simulated training last weekend. EMS and Lifeguards will be working hand in hand with our providers and are currently in simulated trainings as seen in the video. Unfortunately, during the training, there was a real emergency that warranted urgent intervention.