The Belize Mission Project consists of a group of 42 doctors from the US specializing in the medical and dental fields. Their home base is in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, however they travel all over the country offering yearly dental outreach programs within low income Belizean communities.
Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI), through the initiatives of the Cane Farmer Relations Manager, its extended team and the Human Resources Department, hosted a part of the group from the 23rd – 25th October 2017, to perform free dental services to employees of BSI who do not count with insurance. The team was comprised of one oral surgeon, and two general dentists each with their assistants.
Nurse Lupe Ack, the visiting team coordinator for Orange Walk Town, working along with the Mission Project for 4 years, was directly involved with the enrollment of the employees; she was assisted by Julie Torres of BSI creating records and appointments for each of them. She reported that the team saw a total 125 employees. “I’m very thankful to BSI for organizing these free dental check-ups for us employees. I’m also thankful for the doctors who provided an excellent service. I hope this is something that can be done once more in the future.”
- Orlando Trejo
BSI was happy to host this team and hopes to work with them
sometime in the near future.