In 1995, aimed at providing free medical and health care to needy and underserved populations in Latin America and Africa, Barceló Foundation created the Program for International Medical Assistance (AMI).
From the time of conception until the present day, the AMI has served more than 550,000 people, in countries such as Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Democratic Republic of Congo, Chad and Kenya. Thanks to the success of the Barceló Foundation such people have had access to proper medical assistance, and have freely received the medicines needed for their treatment. Many of these people have also been able to undergo some form of surgical intervention, that they almost certainly could not have had access to if the Barceló Foundation hadn’t have intervened.
Areas benefiting from the AMI Program
The work mainly taking place in the area of Campocielo and Lepaterique. Here, we are working in areas inhabited by very vulnerable and, in many cases, totally unstructured family groups. The Foundation works on a regular basis in the San Juan Bosco Clinic, in Tegucigalpa’s suburbs and in the Lepaterique Health Center, as well as other small health care stations.
Medical assistance tasks are performed mainly in the area of San Rafael del Sur, Managua and Masaya, where the health centers of Masachapa, San Rafael, El Crucero, Villa del Carmen y el Hogar de San Antonio de Masaya, are located; as well as other rural health care stations, such as Gutiérrez Norte, San Pablo, San Cristóbal, El Salto, San Cayetano, San Isidro and San Pablo.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
In this country, the Foundation collaborates with Kanzenze’s Hospital, run by the Pureza de María Congregation, through various actions such as the provision of materials and medical equipment and the refurbishment of its facilities.
REPUBLIC OF CHAD
Here, the Barceló Foundation collaborates by donating medicines for the proper functioning of Saint Joseph of Bébédjia’s Hospital, located in the region of Eastern Logone.
The work of the Foundation is mainly in the area of Turkana, by the lake of the same name, in the Northern region of the country. The Barceló Foundation funded during a year, for example, a mobile clinic to reach people in villages located 100 kilometers away from the nearest health center. In addition, along with the Missionary Community of Saint Paul the Apostle, the Foundation has supported and collaborated in an ophthalmic campaign, in which volunteer doctors have moved to the area of Turkana to serve the residents of the area affected by major eye deficiencies and provide quality training to doctors and other local health care professionals. For this purpose, the Foundation has launched a program of Scholarships for Training, to improve the training necessary to teach local professionals, and thereby ensure the sustainability of the project in the coming years.
Activities in Rwanda have focused on improving the functioning of the nutritional and health care center at the hospital run by local Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts in Rukara’s Mission.
Would you like to cooperate with AMI?
We are looking for practitioners with specialties in pediatrics, surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, and general medicine. The minimal stay is two months for the general practitioner and one month for specialists. Preference will be given to professionals being able to remain for a longer period. The ticket fares and
Volunteer accommodation is provided by the Foundation, as well as a monthly salary (to be discussed).
To apply, please submit via e-mail your resume (CV), with a recent photo and a photocopy of your Professional Qualification and title to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make sure you to indicate both availability and country/regional preferences.
See the whole list of projects
Improvement of living conditions of vulnerable people in Yaoundé.
Helping orphan and malnourished children in the Bendone area.
Improving health care in the Gonzagueville clinic.
- Refurbishment of the hospital building in Lodwar.
- Improving the living conditions of children with HIV at the Pediatric Hospital of Saint Damien.
Training program for healthcare professionals from various hospitals in the country.
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
- Support for the functioning of Kipuki’s Hospital.
- Providing nutritional Centers in Azua.
Strengthening of diagnostic services, primary care, treatment and education in Medical Clinics. AMI had worked in the capital of Guatemala and in the departments of Chimaltenango and Solola, especially in the San Pedro Laguna clinic and San Juan Hospital of Rhodes, taking care of patients from different coastal villages of Lake Atitlan, San Pedro La Laguna, Panajachel, San Marcos La Laguna and other local regions.
Health Program development in El Caserio, El Niño.
We operate mainly in the Altagracia region. Hospitals, such as Higüey, El Seibo, Nisibon and Yuma, and health care centers such as Santana, Boca Yuma, La Enea, El Berón, El Bonao and Otra Banda, and the surrounding rural areas like Los Negros, Juanillo, El Chácaro, Jobo Dulce, Cabo San Rafael, Kini-Kini, Campo Nuevo, El Romanito, Verde, Palo Bonito, Príncipe, El Doce, etc. All of the above health care centers currently receive, or have received direct medical assistance from the Barceló Foundation.
Improving the quality of life of the Haitian population affected by HIV / AIDS in the slums of Port-au-Prince.
- Equine mediated activities for disabled people.
- COPD research, pulmonary disease with cardiovascular risk.
- Project “Aspanob Golf with heart”
- Comprehensive Care Program ASPANOB.
- Equipment provided for the ;Little Sisters of the Poor’s’ home.