The CAMTA team was thrilled to return to Quito for Mission 2023 after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic!This year 93 volunteers from across Canada, and one Canadian living in the US, made the trip to Ecuador changing the lives of 39 adults and 29 children. Seven of the adult patients had bilateral hip replacements – meaning seven of our patients had both hips replaced. Several of the children also had more than one surgery.
CAMTA was able to set up a new SIGN Nail program in Loja, Ecuador this year. It is CAMTA’s 3rd SIGN Nail program. The SIGN Nail is a fracture fixation system used to treat long bong fractures in 57 developing countries around the world. It requires no special X-ray equipment and allows patients to be out of hospital in as little as 48 hours instead of being in traction in hospital for weeks, or even months. The program will be overseen by Dr. Eduardo Gaumin, and CAMTA will replenish implants used, each year.
Thank you to all of the supporters, donors, volunteers, and behind-the-scenes worker bees for your part in making these mission trips possible! Muchas Gracias!