UNITED HANDS INC.
In late June/early July of 2009, we were able to deliver free care during a 10 day period to countless number of people throughout various communities in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The occasion was the visit of a large team of volunteers from United Hands Incorporated, a Florida based non-profit organization that makes medical trips around the world annually. 58 volunteers came on this trip and this was the largest group that we had ever hosted. It consisted of MD’s, Psychologists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Optometrists, Sonogram technologists, Nurses and Audiology Technicians. We organized health fairs in 6 locations – Mesopotamia, Barrouallie, Chester Cottage, Troumaca, Georgetown, the Grenadine island of Canouan and also at Her Majesty’s Prison. Services delivered were cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes screenings, dental care, OB/Gyn services, hearing acuity and optometry tests. We also gave out free medication and reading glasses to patients who needed them. United Hands provided all the resources for these health fairs.