The University of Wyoming’s School of Nursing has contacted the Wyoming Medical Society regarding an unexpected need for physicians to accompany the CHS brigade to Honduras this March. Ten years ago, The University of Wyoming established bi-annual medical brigades to a poor, isolated, Honduran village, Agua Salada, Intibucá. During that time UW has built a clinic.
An interdisciplinary team – including nurses, residents, attending physicians, pre-professional students, a DDS and UW faculty – provides care to approximately 500 patients over the week’s time. The dates for the March trip are March 17- 26. The brigade fee and airfare are about $2,000. Ron Iverson, MD, of Casper, has accompanied UW on the trip each March for the past 10 years and he will be with the group again. However, due to State budgetary restraints, the Family Practice physicians are not able to attend this spring.
For more information on the trip or to reserve space, contact Linda Edman Johnson, FNP, PMHNP, University of Wyoming School of Nursing at firstname.lastname@example.org.