Linden Fund in collaboration with Overseas Medical Assistance Team
(OMAT) Sponsors Medical Mission to Linden, Guyana | July 30 – Aug 3, 2012
The Linden Fund USA, in conjunction with the Overseas Medical Assistance Team (OMAT), is set toconduct its annual medical mission to Linden - Guyana, from July 30 to August 3, 2012. The medicalmission’s services are administered free of cost to hundreds of patients each year. In addition to theseservices, the mission will focus on a series of educational forums for medical professional andcommunity members, the opening of a Psychiatric Unit at the Linden Hospital an LFU collaboration withthe Women Of Mission Intl. (WOMI) an international women’s organization.
The visiting team includes medical doctors and surgeons from the USA, who will be supported by overseas nurses, socialworkers and support staff, as well as nurses and other medical personnel attached to the Linden Hospital Complex. It is ledby our own Linden son Dr. Stephen Carryl, Chairman of Surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, board member of theLinden Fund USA and President of OMAT. Complementing the team this year will be Dr. Faunda Cambelle (OB/GYN) willprovide services mainly to women with hysterectomies and other female-related issues. Genivieve Dulan, MD – Surgeon, Bernadette Sheridan, MD – GP; Indra Daniels, MD – Nephrologist; Shaun Hedman, MD – Cardiologist; Michelle Chester, PA- OR Tech; Loma Beckford, CRNA - Nurse Anesthetist; Terry Gravesande, PA; Donna Constantine, PA; Dr. Shellon A. McAllister a Pediatric doctor will focus on the children of the Linden community. In addition, the support team will includemembers of the (WOMI) Boneita Primo – Social Worker; Ismay Griffith – Social Worker ; Wenda Hutson – BSN-Psych ; Guliana Jacobs – Tax & Financial Consultant; Denise Nurse-Rowland, JoAnne Carryl – former Social Worker and Linda Felix-Johnson – High School Teacher and LFU executive secretary - coordinator of mission.
The team will host a Health Fair and Lecture on July 31, 2012. The lectures are geared to educate the attendees onconditions that include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, HIV/AIDS, prostate, breast and cervicalcancers. In addition, an all day Women’s Conference themed, “Take Action – Make It Happen” on August 2 at the EgbertBenjamin Center on Republic Ave in Linden, lectures for nurses at the Linden Hospital Complex, and community outreachscheduled for Friday Aug 3 on Wismar and Mackenzie respectively.
“In 2007, the Fund sponsored its first medical outreach in conjunction with a 30-member medical team called the North East Mission of Hope, which performed a number of medical procedures for residents of the Linden community over severaldays. In 2010, the Linden Fund USA teamed up with OMAT to focus on health care for the Linden community, a verysuccessful partnership. As promised the team returned in 2011 and is currently planning its 2012 outreach. We hope thatresidents of Region 10 would seize the opportunity to receive free and expert medical treatment, complimenting theexisting services offered at the local hospitals and health centers,” said Ms. Felix-Johnson.
The Linden Fund is dedicated to improving the lives and living conditions of Linden through health care, education, jobcreation and economic development initiatives that are dedicated only to fundamental, long term and sustainable projects.The Linden Fund USA, in collaboration with its international partners, is playing a major role in sponsoring the medical visitthis year in keeping with its mission of revitalizing Linden and its surrounding communities through an array of interventions.Medical professionals are encouraged to join the Funds registry to volunteer and provide services to the people of Region 10 on a regular basis.