El Salvador - Sonsonate

El Salvador, Sonsonate: October 18–26, 2024

Mission Purpose – To bring compassionate care and the message of the Gospel to the people of Sonsonate, El Salvador.

Mission History:  The first mission trip to San Salvador, El Salvador was in 2001.  

Group PictureTo date, HHMM has conducted 21 missions to this region of the world.  A total of 739 missionaries have attended to the needs of over 44,500 patients.  The team has completed 1000 surgeries and worked with over 2000 dental patients.

The overall impact has been positive, we have been able to develop good relationships with many people in the region.  Our future plans include continuing to work in San Salvador. Our team has been well received by the communities in need. We have the support of the local Catholic Church, and the Health Ministry continues to grant us the necessary permits. 

Local Needs – The mission setting is both Urban and rural. Local maladies include: Hypertension, diabetes, respiratory and gastric infections, skin diseases, etc. 

Additional Items needed – Medications, wheelchairs, crutches, and other medical equipment.  These items are needed to ship two months ahead of the mission.

Vaccination: Routine vaccines, Hepatitis A and Typhoid

Surgical: This is a surgical mission.

Types of specialties needed for this mission:

  • Family Medicine Providers (Physicians, Physician Assistants (PA's), Nurse Practitioners (NP’s)
  • Surgery: General surgeons  
  • Anesthesia: Anesthesiologist and CRNA's
  • Dentistry: Dentists and Dental Hygienists
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmacists and pharmacy Techs
  • Nursing: RN’s and LVN’s
  • OR personnel: Scrub and Circulating Nurses or Techs
  • Physical Therapist and Chiropractor
  • Counseling
  • Natural Family Planning Instructors 
  • Non-medical volunteers