One Example of a Model Humanitarian Mission

David R. Welling*, Norman M. Rich, Eric Elster

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Abstract This paper describes a model humanitarian mission to Guyana; it illustrates the value of excellent ongoing care in collaboration with local physicians and surgeons, cooperation with local government and medical officials, and frequent periodic follow-up missions (always to the same hospital, working with the same staff). This effort has largely avoided the so-called "Seven Sins of Humanitarian Medicine".

Original languageEnglish
Article number3049
Pages (from-to)1875-1877
Number of pages3
JournalWorld Journal of Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - 22 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes


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