Medical Relief Missions 2017-2019

Reporting Organization:Team Broken Earth
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 2,100,000
Timeframe: January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2019
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Chris Bonnell
[email protected]

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization

Team Broken Earth

Participating Organizations

Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Haiti - $ 1,470,000.00 (70.00%)

Guatemala - $ 357,000.00 (17.00%)

Bangladesh - $ 210,000.00 (10.00%)

Ethiopia - $ 63,000.00 (3.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Health - Total Budget Allocation

Reproductive Health & Rights incl. Maternal Health (50 %)

Nutrition (25 %)

Primary Health Care (25 %)

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GUATEMALA: Team Calgary completed their second medical relief mission to Guatemala in November 2018 and Team Vancouver completed their second medical relief mission to Guatemala in January 2019. Team Barrie completed their first medical relief mission to Guatemala in April 2019. All three teams plan on returning in 2020/21.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Adult women Adult men Adolescent females Adolescent males Children, girls Children, boys Under-5 children Newborns Older adults, women Older adults, men
Descriptors: Persons with disabilities
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Health equipment and supplies delivered - Haiti
Health personnel trained - Haiti
1 Ambulance secured - Haiti
1000 TBE medical relief volunteers trained and supported
80 Medical relief missions completed - Haiti
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

HAITI: (1) There are currently over 1000 medical relief volunteers with Team Broken Earth across Canada and their first US Team from Massachusetts had their first medical relief mission to Haiti in March 2018.

(2) Since its inception in 2011, Team Broken Earth has completed over 80 medical relief missions to Haiti. TBE’s missions to Haiti have included a wide range of surgeries and medical treatments as well as rural community health missions, orphanage visits, eye clinics and physiotherapy.
TBE has secured a functioning ambulance, supplied new equipment to local hospitals and clinics, and helped add a wing to the hospital building in Port-au- Prince

(3) Training & Education: As part of TBE’s most recent educational efforts, for the fifth time; last May presented a program in Port Au Prince, Haiti in partnership with the Society of Haitian Orthopedic Trauma (S.H.O.T.), and titled the Orthopedic Trauma Symposium.
The symposium upgraded the knowledge and skills for those practicing orthopedic trauma care, including treatment of upper and lower extremity injuries. It also focused on immediate care of injured patients with extremity injuries. Team Broken Earth has provided in the past and continues to provide many academic presentations and instructed courses.

(1) The team members of Project Broken Earth see an opportunity to provide meaningful help in the area of training of medical professionals, with a focus on improving the quality, efficiency, currency, methodology and accuracy of the delivery of health care as well as focusing on research opportunities.
(2) A team from London, England is currently planning their first trip in the fall of 2020.

Achieved Results



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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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