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Auka, Honduras Benefits from MEDICO Clinical Team – 2024

February 15, 2024

In February, a MEDICO medical-dental-eyecare field team returned to Auka, a remote community in eastern Honduras. This was our fourth year working with the people of Auka, a community accessed by a difficult 5-hour trip by 4WD vehicle. Other than their community nurse, who has little medication or equipment, MEDICO provides the only health care available to the people in […]

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MEDICO Closes The Year in Ruinas de Copan, Honduras – 2023

October 12, 2023

It was a great finish to MEDICO’s 2023 year of humanitarian service to Central America! Special thanks to each of the volunteers who shared a week with us, giving of their time and talents and sharing their hearts and compassion where the need is always present. To add to our gratitude, our gracious donors’ support […]

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The Beauty of Compassion in Auka, Honduras – 2023

May 15, 2023

The May 2023 team had a productive and fulfilling week in Honduras. The team flew into San Pedro Sula, drove to La Ceiba, and spent the night. The next morning, they flew out to Puerto Lempira along the eastern coast and drove to Auka where the entire team was finally united. Upon being united, we […]

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Pranza Team Returns-2023

February 24, 2023

The MEDICO Pranza, Gracias a Dios, Honduras 2023 trip was my second to this quiet town along the Rio Coco river which forms the border with Nicaragua. I’ve been to La Moskitia (aka The Mosquito Coast) about five or six times now. Some of the remote villages are only accessible by boat crossing the large lagoon between […]

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MEDICO Brings Help to Laka Tabila – 2022

February 10, 2023

In late June and early July 2022, local guides from Puerto Lempira on the northeast coast of Honduras took a brigade of MEDICO doctors, dentists, nurses, staff, and interpreters across the enormous Caratasca Lagoon in our open boat packed with our gear and anticipation. We then navigated a maze of quiet, winding river mangroves until […]

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MEDICO Welcomes Back the Pranza team – 2022

March 27, 2022

  Many kudos to George, Natalie, Craig, Kristin, Angela, Mike, Steve, Chris, Sung and Stan along with all those from Honduras who completed the MEDICO team to Pranza, Honduras. It certainly was a WOW week for this team! The team saw 297 medical patients and 98 dental patients. They also constructed improvements to the clinic […]

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Pre-trip to Pranza, Gracias a Dios

March 17, 2022

Leaving today and this weekend, a MEDICO medical-dental team will make its first visit to the community of Pranza on the Honduras-Nicaragua border. Pranza is a small place in the Department of Gracias a Dios in eastern Honduras, located along the Rio Coco, the river that forms the border with Nicaragua. Pranza is in an […]

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MEDICO Returns From A Meaningful Trip to Uhi – 2022

February 7, 2022

The following narrative is shared by one of MEDICO’s recently returned team volunteers to Uhi, Honduras. We again thank another wonderful group of volunteers who stepped forward to share in this experience of “service beyond self.” Last week MEDICO went back to the community of Uhi, located on the far eastern tip of Honduras in the region […]

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MEDICO Welcomes Back the Auka Team – 2022

November 6, 2021

  It was a great feeling for MEDICO to be able to take its first full team back to Honduras, post-COVID. The team of 12 from the states, in addition to 7 in-country volunteer medical professionals and interpreters, picked up where they left off almost 2 years ago, spending 5 days serving the community of […]

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MEDICO Returns to Honduras post COVID

June 15, 2021

For the last 16 months, COVID-related travel restrictions prevented MEDICO from placing any medical, educational or construction teams in the field in Honduras. During that time, we shifted gears and began shipping COVID-related medical supplies to hard-hit Honduran hospitals. Locating N95 masks, gowns and gloves in the US wasn’t easy in early 2020 but for many Honduran doctors and […]

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