2011 Brazil Mission

March 8th - March 21st, 2011. 15 US Rotarians, including Elizabethtown Rotarian Dr. Joseph Rebman and other volunteers joined Rotarians from Denmark, Japan, and Brazil for an eye and dental mission in the Jequitinhonha Valley in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This was a Rotary Foundation grant project.

In the 6 days of the mission, the Eye Team saw over 1500 patients, prescribing over 500 pairs of prescription glasses and dispensing hundreds of reading glasses and sunglasses.  We referred many older patients for cataract surgery or advanced glaucoma evaluations and treated patients for conjunctivitis, allergies, and dry eyes.

The Dental Team saw over 600 patients for which they performed extractions and fillings.