Clinic #4 – Pastores

Today’s clinic day saw us in the village of Pastores. This beautiful location is tucked between two mountains and is well known for its leather work, specifically shoe and boot making. Every store makes and sells leather footwear.

Pharmacy set up in Pastores
Pharmacy set up in Pastores

Our medical team were kept on their ‘toes’ all day as we cared for the community’s healthcare needs.

We saw infants in respiratory distress, many cases of  Chickungunya, and worked with local paramedics to help get a woman with a serious intestinal bleed to a hospital.  Dr. Greg and nurse Monica also did a house call nearby!

Breathing treatment for child in respiratory distress.
Breathing treatment for child in respiratory distress.

As team members move in and out of various situations and roles we can count on each other’s support to keep the medical clinic functioning at full capacity.

Throughout the week Dr. Santina has  been a key supporter of the team. Dr. Santina is our ‘cheerleader’. She is there to offer advice, expert knowledge and encouragement. It is her encouragement that has sustained us through the busy week. At the end of a long day Dr. Santina’s infectious positive energy provides the spark to ignite us.

Dr. Santina Andrighetti, OB/GYN
Dr. Santina Andrighetti, OB/GYN

Dr. Santina connects with people with great intent.  She holds you in her attention listening to your story to ensure full understanding of what is being shared. This purposeful connection with people enables her patients to feel ‘cocooned’ within her protective care.  It is a comfort to know women around the world have a strong advocate and friend in Dr. Santina.

Dr. Santina is a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician.

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