News & Events

Linden Hall & VHI: A Very Good Fit

Linden Hall is this country’s oldest girls’ boarding/day school. A dozen of its students, assisted VHI in and around Riobamba, performing pediatric patient follow up on a spring break trip.

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More Than Just Operating: Teaching Local Doctors

Dr. Andrea Molinari from Ecuador has joined VHI to not only perform dozens of life changing surgeries, but to teach local doctors how to identify, treat, and operate on strabismus.

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Nurse Scholarships Benefit VHI

Asked how she came to be a VHI volunteer, this invaluable team member said, “I wouldn’t be here at all if it weren’t for the Nurse Scholarship.” Please support scholarships.

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Connecting to the People of Piura

Strabismus surgery can help improve visual acuity. Yet it is not like cataracts where vision is restored. Its stigma can make people think someone with strabismus is less competent.

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Riobamba, Ecuador

VHI is delighted to be returning Ecuador. Trips wil focus on developing an ongoing comprehensive pediatric ophthalmology program. We expect to perform 50-60 adult and pediatric surgical procedures. A team will also travel to various schools to screen and evaluate 200-300 students each day.

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VHI Nurse Scholarships

VHI has established a Nurse Scholarship Fund to address the financial considerations that often deter or preclude qualified nurses and scrub technicians from participating in VHI field programs.

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