Photos from 2016 Mission Trip
Our Macapá Story
Macapá is a large city located near the mouth of the Amazon River and serves as the economic hub of the northern state of Amapa. Due to location, Macapá has a few roads to other parts of Brazil and travel to and from the city is mainly by air and sea. GSF first collaborated with Sao Camilo Hospital in 2016, finding an unmet need for cleft care. In addition to mission trips, GSF’s Surgical Director, Dr. Fernando Almas, travels to the hospital every month for 5 days to provide cleft care and lectures for local staff.
Sao Camilo Hospital is a private hospital that serves Macapá and the Amapa State.
Most Recent Mission Trip
The last Mission trip to Macapa was in the fall of 2016. In 2017, GSF traveled to Sao Paolo to provide a Comprehensive Cleft Care Workshop at Hospital da Santa Casa de Misericórdiade.
In addition to local volunteers, the GSF team included 12 medical personnel (surgeons, nurses, pediatricians, anesthesiologists).
The team screened 20 patients at the beginning of the trip and was able to perform cleft repair surgeries for 18 patients.
The next trip to Macapa is October 19-28, 2018.
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