Punta Gorda, Belize

Punta Gorda is located near the south eastern part of Belize nestled alongside the Caribbean Ocean. While Punta Gorda and the surrounding towns, may be represented as beautiful paradises with many elaborate resorts scattered throughout the region, it's local health-care system can be improved. Brad Lindevig, Pari Lingampally, Josh Zent and Zach Vargas joined Dr. Shropshire to the Hillside Clinic in Punta Gorda, Belize for the first time in March 2011. On this service trip we spent most of our time repairing and educating local health-care professionals on medical machines such as ECGs, nebulizers, dopplers, ophthalmoscopes, otoscopes, pulse oximeters, automated cuffs, electronic wheel-chairs, sphygmometers, etc... On our down time we sought out information to potentially install our custom design water filtration device as seen on the "publication" tab. Since the Hillside Clinic does not have a water filtration system and has to import purified water we thought this clinic will be an excellent candidate to install our water filtration system. Future EWH-UW Madison service trips back to the Hillside Clinic are tentatively planned for December of 2011.