In addition to our local communities, ServingUnderserved has an international reach in its efforts to improve the quality of care for the underserved in various international settings such as Mexico, Nicaragua, and Kenya. If you would like to partner or donate to any of these efforts, please contact us.
Christmas in Totatiche
Through collaborative efforts the East Los Angeles community collected and delivered toys to approximately 200 children in the town of Totatiche, Mexico. These toys were the only presents that many of the children in Totatiche received all year. The amazing aspect of this project is that the persons donating the toys were from our local community and were given to help improve morale and emotional well being of those less fortunate living abroad.
Maseno Hospital Kenya
PROJECT IN THE WORKS – Plans are in development to implement a program whereby medical resident physicians have the ability to complete a portion of their training in conjunction with the Maseno Hospital in Kenya. The goal of this project is to provide medical residents, through ServingUnderserved, a global perspective of the challenges of health care delivery in other underserved areas. Unique challenges for this area include access to care, quality medical supplies, and education regarding basic health preventative measures. In order to establish this program, funding is needed.
Managua’s Public Hospital
ServingUnderserved has developed a program at Managua (Nicaragua) Public Hospital consisting of a four week elective rotation for physicians in training at LAC+USC Medical Center to experience medical training and care delivery in the Managua health care system. During this experience, physicians directly deal with and develop a respect for the difficulties patients in this area face in obtaining access to quality care, challenges in delivery of basic preventative health care measures, and the socioeconomic disparities that influence patterns in health care utilization. Three resident physicians from LAC+USC Medical Center have participated in the program. In order to extend this opportunity to additional physicians in training, additional funding is needed.