For their commitment, dedication and activities including their continuity in visiting Panama every two years, their collaboration with new partners such as HELPS, numbers of patients served and robust membership, VOSH/International is delighted to select VOSH-Kansas as the July, 2018 VOSH Chapter of the Month.
Chapter President Jenee Barth, OD, provided the detail below. Read on:
VOSH Kansas is a highly active chapter. Our current active membership is over 50 doctors and we average 2-3 trips per year to help the underserved. We continue to help the people of Colon, Panama every ot
her year as an ongoing mission. Kansas VOSH serves multiple villages all over the country of Guatemala.
In 2017, VOSH joined forces with HELPS international on their first ever combined mission trip. This trip included the optometry team of VOSH Kansas and the surgery team of HELPS international. Over 1200 patients were seen and treated with either glasses, meds or surgery including cataract surgery, strabismus surgery, lacrimal duct repair surgery, levator lid surgery, removal of neurofibromas and enucleations.
Our VOSH team just returned from Panama and saw over 3,200 patients. Another VOSH Kansas team is headed to Guatemala again the first week of May with HELPS International to complete the second mission of this kind.
VOSH started in Kansas and is still a live an active chapter to date!