IMAHelps volunteers delivered nearly $3.5 million worth of surgeries and other medical and dental services through 5,923 patient consultations and treatments during the group’s recent humanitarian mission to Zacatecoluca, El Salvador.
The Aug. 6 to 16 mission took place at Santa Teresa National Hospital in Zacatecoluca, a suburb of San Salvador, El Salvador’s largest city.
“We were very pleased with the volume and quality of medical, dental, surgical and prosthetic care our volunteers provided to impoverished people who live in the communities outside of San Salvador,” said Ines Allen, IMAHelps’ president and founder.
During their mission to Zacatecoluca, IMAHelps volunteers logged 5,923 patient consultations and treatments, including 936 internal medicine consultations; 767 pediatric consultations; 554 cardiology consultations; 448 dental consultations; 128 prosthetic consultations; and 45 physical therapy treatments. They also performed 24 plastic surgeries, 17 orthopedic surgeries, 20 general surgeries, 12 obstetrics surgeries and 17 ophthalmology surgeries.
Allen said IMAHelps volunteers raised $69,782 in cash donations for the Zacatecoluca mission, which provided nearly $3.474,858 in healthcare services. That makes for a return on investment (ROI) of $49.74 for every dollar donated to IMAHelps.