Mammoth Medical Missions makes a return trip to the Philippines. By Katie Vane On December 5, one of two Mammoth Medical Missions (MMM) teams arrived in the Philippines three hours before Super Typhoon Hagupit hit land. The team of seven was prepared to ride with a police convoy south from Manila toward Samar, where it would arrive at a site, set up, hunker down, and wait for the second team/ read more
In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, NBC's Nancy Snyderman visits MMM's improvised field hospital.
Photos and slideshow by our new friend Janice Belson of Medicines Global. Music by Lili Haydn. Thanks to the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Worldpoint Cutsuit, DePuy Synthes, Mammoth Hospital and all our fabulously dedicated docs, faculty and volunteers. See you next year! (Click on the image to start slideshow.) http://www.mammothmedicalmissions.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/MMM-Day-3-Sept-12-2014.mov/ read more
There were pitfalls and lessons learned, especially in terms of case loads and O.R. scheduling. But from an organizational standpoint this was a highly successful mission on a number of fronts. We are now in serious discussions about establishing an annual mission to San Andrés./ read more