IRC Medical Missions and Projects
InterAmerican Restoration Corporation provides medical services on three difference levels in Honduras. The first is through its partnership with Clinica de Esperanza in Santa Ana. Clinica de Esperanza is a fully staffed free medical and dental clinic under the direction of Gayle Davidson. The clinic provides ongoing, on-site basic medical services. In addition to the clinic, IRC helps support mobile clinics and short term medical projects, including dental services and medical services. Finally, IRC coordinates the relocation of medical equipment and resources from facilities in the United States to hospitals and clinics in Honduras.
Clinica de Esperanza
Clinica de Esperanza opened its doors in 2007. The clinic became a dream of founder Gayle Davidson while serving on short term mission trips with Co-leader Tim Hines since 1999. Without negating the value of medical care provided in villages, Gayle understood that access to long term care could change lives in a more powerful way. To date, Clinica Esperanza has served more than 40,000 patients on the medical side and over 10,000 on the dental side.
- To learn more about Clinica de Esperanza, please visit their site at www.ClinicOfMyHope.org
Mobile Medical and Dental Missions
Throughout the year, IRC coordinates visits from medical and dental professionals in the U.S. to rural areas of Honduras. These teams of doctors and dentists volunteer their time and resources to come improve the health and well-being of the people of Honduras. From minor medical procedures to root canals and fillings, the goal is to provide quality care that people otherwise could not afford.
Several times a year, IRC coordinates the collection of medical equipment (used and new) in the United States and arranges for their transport via shipping container to Honduras. These items include a variety of machines, monitors and other tools no longer used in American hospitals, but represent an upgrade over the equipment readily available in Honduran hospitals. In addition to arranging for the transport of medical equipment, IRC also helps transport large numbers of medical supplies.