CAFA:Canadian Friends of Aniquem

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SURGERY

CAFA has a program to pay for specialized surgery needed to regain motor functions or deformities caused by scarring due to burns.
The surgeries meet a need not available through the local health system. The patients are all from ANIQUEM.
In 2010 CAFA supported surgery that assisted 10 burn survivors.

In 2011 CAFA assisted in a surgery campaign lead by Project Outreach from the Alberta Children's Hospital in partnership with ANIQUEM.
Project Outreach provided 14 medical staff and were able to treat 33 children with 116 different procedures.

In 2012 the Project Outreach team returned for a surgery campaign at the hospital in Chancay just North of Lima.
With a team of 15 some 31 children received operations. In all about 96 procedures were competed.
Many ANIQUEM patients received support along with a number of persons who came to the open invitation session on the first day.
CAFA staff assisted by handling interface with local staff admissions, and translation, and the patients with transport, meals and lodging costs.
Since 2010 CAFA has provided support for 3 more surgery campaigns. Project Outreach returned to Peru in October 2012, and again in January 2014.
Each time between 30 and 35 children received surgical procedures to improve function.