Case study: Outreach team in Guarjila

“Patients don’t have to go to the city to see the doctor. They can have their problems treated here.” Dr Dagoberto Menjívar, El Salvador

During the civil war in El Salvador, the community of Guarjila was cut off from the rest of the country. To receive essential healthcare, the villagers decided to set up their own clinic themselves. CAFOD is providing funding for the clinic so it can offer specialist medical support, including gynaecology, paediatric care, nutrition and counselling.

This gift supports clinics like Guarjila's with a medical team who can help people with common health conditions, as well as emergency patients. It can transform a community, as Head Doctor Dagoberto Menjívar, who took this photo of his staff at the clinic explains: "Our vaccination programme is reaching more people, particularly for tetanus. Women are now going to hospital to give birth and feel better prepared to care for their children."

Medical outreach team

This life-saving gift can fund a team of medical professionals who bring essential healthcare services to remote communities. They also share their knowledge and skills with local people by running workshops on vital health issues.

Why buy this Medical team gift?

  • A mobile health team is essential to reach patients who cannot travel to a health clinic
  • The outreach team can provide emergency care, saving lives in remote communities
  • They also provide training on local health issues, meaning that communities are less vulnerable to disease.

This gift includes a posted gift card.