|The HHMM Impact Statement can be viewed at the link below.|
January 19, 2011. Each year, Helping Hands Medical Missions
brings cadres of North American doctors and nurses to low-income
areas around the world, from the rural regions of Mexico
and South America to remote villages in Africa and the
Philippines. Over 2,600 surgeries have been performed and close to
200,000 patients attended since HHMM’s foundation 15 years ago.
also includes another angle, as HHMM volunteers wage the pro-life
battle on behalf of developing countries’ most vulnerable populations: women
and unborn children. Many of the world’s illiterate and poor
populations become targets for family planning initiatives, some from the
United States, which provide massive funding for abortion. In response
to this anti-life threat, HHMM has trained Natural Family Planning
teaching couples and given hundreds of talks on chastity. Much
yet remains to be done, so HHMM is gathering support
for a new impetus in medical missions in 2011.
for 2011 are to growth the missionary volunteer base by
10%, have 30-40 missionaries per mission, serve about 2,000 patients
on each mission (20,000 patients each year), conduct at least
one special mission site project each year, and complete 10
missions. The Impact Statement also lists the financial information
for HHMM’s funding, expenses, and net assets. One of the
main funding goals is to sponsor one priest chaplain for
each mission, as well as scholarships for volunteers.
For those potential
volunteers with medical training who would like to participate in
upcoming missions, 2011 offers a range of dates and opportunities.
Locations and dates are listed below.
February 16-26, 2011
Roo, Mexico: Chunhuhub
March 11-19, 2011
April 6-17, 2011
July 1-10, 2011
Guatemala: Santa María de Jesús
October 21-29, 2011
October 28 -November 5, 2011
November 4-12, 2011
Quintana Roo, Mexico: Playa del Carmen
November 4-12, 2011
For more information about Helping Hands Medical Missions
and its ongoing projects, visit the web site at www.hhmm.org.