Our Trujillo Story
Trujillo is the most important economic center of northern Peru, but it is a city that is extremely underserved medically. A tremendous amount of patients require care due to a lack of access to surgical care in the northern mountain regions of Peru.
The Global Smile Foundation has partnered with EsSalud, Peru’s largest healthcare provider and Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego (UPAO) to provide much-needed cleft care to underserved patients at the Centro Medico Especializado Casa Grande.
Hospital Virgen de la Puerta
Global Smile Foundation is fortunate to be hosted at EsSalud’s Virgen de la Puerta Hospital. Opened in Dec 22, 2014, Virgen de la Puerta is located 15km from the center of Trujillo and services the entire Libertad region. The hospital has 240 beds, 36 consulting rooms, 4 operating rooms, 1 X-ray imaging center, and 9 laboratories.
Global Smile Foundation volunteers have partnered with EsSalud, the largest healthcare provider in Peru with 440 healthcare facilities, since 2005.
On May 27th, 2016, Dr. Virginia Baffigo, Chairwoman of EsSalud, largest healthcare provider in Peru and Dr. Usama Hamdan, President of GSF , signed an agreement between both institutions that covers cooperative efforts in education, training, outreach cleft missions and the establishment of comprehensive cleft care centers at EsSalud hospitals.
Global Smile Foundation has partnered with the Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego (UPAO), the largest private university in Northern Peru, and home to more than 25,000 students, since 2011.
Since 2012, GSF and UPAO have collaborated to expand education between the two institutions, and the 2017 Trujillo mission should see a full spectrum of lectures, didactic and simulating training sessions.
(From GSF’s Mission Trujillo May 2016)
Our Comprehensive Cleft Care Team
- 5 GSF Surgeons & 2 EsSalud Surgeons
- 5 Anesthesia Staff
- 5 OR Nurses
- 4 PACU Nurses
- 1 Pediatrician
- 2 Pediatric Dentists
- 1 Photo/Videographer
- 4 Admin Volunteers
- 1 Program Director
- 8 Peruvian Volunteers
Surgical Procedures Performed
- 115 Patients Screened
- 115 Anesthesia and Pediatric Consultations
- 41 Patients underwent surgery
- 42 Total Procedures including
- 10 Cleft Lip Repairs
- 19 Cleft Lip/Nasal Revisions
- 12 Cleft Palate Repairs
- 1 Cleft Palate Revision
Dental Clinic Procedures
- 510 Dental Screenings
- 510 Home Care Instructions
- 1042 Dental Procedures
- 20 Restorations
- 30 Sealants
- 61 Extractions
- 25 Cleanings
- 396 Fluoride Treatments