It's official: Planning for the next International Extremity Project (IEP) medical mission to Can Tho, Vietnam, has begun!
The team has been working with Can Tho General Hospital and Can Tho University Hospital to organize patient evaluations and surgeries in January 2013.
As currently scheduled, the mission team will arrive in Saigon on December 30th, then travel to Can Tho to work until the 10th of January. For an idea of what will happen during the mission, check out the posts from the November 2010 trip.
This is the IEP's eighth mission to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam since 1998, when the team operated as Mission Peace. The team has performed more than 275 deformity corrections to date, including neglected clubfoot, post-traumatic conditions, and congenital malformations.
IEP team members are all volunteers -- nurses, doctors, residents, students, translators, and support staff make these projects possible. Medical device partners donate much-needed equipment that is used during the mission, then donated to the local medical teams.
Stay tuned to the site and join our Facebook page for updates and stories as the team prepares for the mission. ~K.A.