Mano-a-Mano Relief Organization Pedro cordero, M.d., F.a.c.s. Founder and president of mano-a-mano
Mission Statement • Mission is to provide humanitarian aid to the underserved around the world through urgently needed medical, surgical and educational supplies.
History of Mano-a-Mano • Founded in Fall of 2007 by Dr. Pedro Cordero and Dr. Lorna Bayes who were touched by what they saw in the Philippines on a medical/surgical mission • The poverty, lack of medical care • Need for items routinely discarded in the US • Services • Surgery, Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, Pediatrics, Opthalmology with free eyeglasses, Dental, Circumcision, OB/GYN (pap smears and breast exams), glucose screening, health lectures
Locations • Philippines • Palawan, Pureto Princesa • Palawan, Taytay • Palawan, El Nido • Manila, Smokey Mountain, Tondo • Zambales, Candelaria • Davao Del Sur, Bansalan • Tuguegarao, Cagayan • Haiti • Port au Prince • Africa • Ho, Ghana • Future Plans • Masaya, Nicaragua • South India
Medical Missions • Location • Haiti and Philippines • Diagnosing and treating pts • >1000 pts on missions over a 5 day period • Screening stations for diabetes, htn, cholesterol • Dental work • OB/GYN services • Pap smears and breast exams • Opthalmology screening and eye glasses • Immunizations • Medication and treatment free of charge to pts who need it
Surgical Missions • Location • Ghana (with Operation Hernia), Philippines • Circumcisions, minor surgery in Philippines • Longstanding inguinal hernias in Ghana • Goal is to continue with projects in the Philippines and to continue working with Operation Hernia • Planned OH missions in India and Nicaragua
Donations • Location • Philippines, Haiti, Ghana, Sierra Leon, Guyana, Nicaragua, Ivory Coast, Dominican Republic • Surgical instruments as well as a huge array of medical supplies • School bus to be converted into mobile operating room
Education • Location • Philippines, Haiti, Ghana • Hygeine health, self awareness • Breast self exams • Breast cancer • Iodonized salt • Goiters • Folate • Cleft lip and palate
The Future • We realize the need for continuation of care…which takes a HUGE amount of monetary resources • Our goal, however, is to leave behind patients who are much more aware of their medical problems and are more educated about their medical treatment needs.