There was a team from my hometown (a different one from the surgical team in Ecuador) doing General Pediatrics at the Kausay Wasi Clinic in Coya, so I spent the week working with them.
In the course of that time we saw about 350 patients in the clinic itself, plus a couple hundred more on the day trips to the smaller outlying communities (the campo). It was a lot of fun, and I got to see a lot of interesting things as well.
There was an incredible amount of tooth decay, lots of parasites, none of the kids in the campo wear shoes so lots of nail fungus and lots of other interesting problems too.
The clinic before we opened the doors in the morning.
A typical sight. Also lots of sheep and llamas and alpacas and dogs.
Waiting in line.
We enlisted John to help with flouride varnish.
At the end of the day, here's the kids we saw at the school.
I didn't actually take that many pictures of this part - it was pretty busy. John had arrived but he kept busy during the days going into the nearby towns and hiking etc.
This part ends the work portion of the trip. In the next part (which will hopefully be posted some time soon) we get to the last week of the trip - the vacation part, so look out for that.
Thanks for reading, see you soon.