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Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana

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MARTINEZ BARAHONA, Ludin D; MEDINA CHAVEZ, Vivian E  e  PENA CABUS, Guillermo. Reconstructive Surgery in medical missions. Experience in Honduras. Cir. plást. iberolatinoam. [online]. 2019, vol.45, n.1, pp.91-98.  Epub 27-Fev-2020. ISSN 1989-2055.

In many of the countries of Latin America as it also happens in Honduras, the surgical delay is characteristically something inevitable and accepted. A considerable large segment of the surgical delay cases are those in need of Reconstructive Surgery procedures. This makes evident of the need of a service platform in a reliable and consistent manner.

Probably in Honduras one of the best sources for this platform, both logistics and humanitarian, is the National Autonomous University, which through the PUMAS project offers comprehensive health services of the highest quality, with the particular characteristic that they take place in an academic control based on “learning by serving”

It is interesting the turn of the provincial hospital throughout the process of organization, implementation and follow up of the mission, to become an institution that will now permanently be a center for local clinical assessment and distance consultation of these services. In this way it was created a link between the population in need and reconstructive health services, becoming one of the most remarkable achievements of PUMAS.

Finally, the objective is not the body of cases, but to individually provide the best integral service as possible. Additionally we wanted to show that the humanistic attitude and volunteering as instruments of good service, are still valid today.

Palavras-chave : Reconstructive Surgery; Plastic Surgery; Medical Missions.

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