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Friends of the Mission Clinic of Our Lady of Guadalupe Inc Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/22/2014: Friends of the Mission Clinic of Our Lady of Guadalupe Inc

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: FRIENDS OF THE MISSION CLINIC OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE INC

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Old Saybrook, CT
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Friends of the Mission Clinic of Our Lady of Guadalupe Inc Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 03/22/2014: Friends of the Mission Clinic of Our Lady of Guadalupe Inc

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: FRIENDS OF THE MISSION CLINIC OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE INC

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Physical Address: Old Saybrook, CT 06475 
EIN: 66-0676458
Web URL: guadalupe-ec.org/CLINIC/Clinic_en.htm 
NTEE Category: E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E30 Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient)
None
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Ruling Year: 2010 
How This Organization Is Funded: Individual Donations - $26,830


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Mission Statement

The Mission Clinic Guadalupe strives to provide affordable, sustainable, quality health care to the people who live in the Zamora-Chinchipe Province and the other underserved citizens of southern Ecuador.

Legitimacy Information

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Fiscal Year Starting: January 1, 2011
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2011

Total Revenue $26,830
Total Expenses $20,000

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Leadership

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Father Georg Josef Nigsch

Term:

Since Nov 2001

Profile:

Georg J. Nigsch, aka was ordained as a Catholic priest in Feldkirch, Austria in 1983. He became the Parish Priest of the "Parroquia Nuestra de Senora de Guadalupe" in 1991. He headed the project to build the Mission Clinic Guadalupe which was completed in 2001. He has been the Clinic Director ever since. His chief medical advisor is Serle M. Epstein, M.D., an Internist in private practice as well as Associate Clinical Professor at Yale University School of Medicine, who has been closely involved with the development of the Clinic since 2001.

Leadership Statement:

The difficult situation of the sick in Ecuador leaves much to be desired. Health care facilities for the poor are inadequate, and many families are not insured. So one could say, "Only the ones who have money can afford to get sick in Ecuador." Because of this situation, an important part of our pastoral work consists of helping the sick. This way we are also following the gospel of Jesus Christ, who was greatly concerned for the poor and the sick. He healed their body and soul. But health is not just an absence of disease, it is a state of emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, and it is a fundamental human right. My vision is a world in which every human life is valued and quality health services and dental care are available to all. What we are trying to promote in the pastoral work of the parish are healthy individuals through education, religion and medical care. The clinic work is one part of this overarching goal for the Church mission as a whole. The Mission Team (priest, sisters, catechists) are working on spiritual health, and the Mission Clinic Team (medical and dental professionals) is working on physical and mental health.

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Programs

Program: Affordable, Sustainable Quality Health Care (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$20,000
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Program Description:

The Clinic is staffed with a long-term volunteer physician, with short-term volunteers supplementing and augmenting their care. An ophthalmologist, otolaryngologist and a general surgeon, along with their surgical teams, each volunteer for up to four weeks per year, seeing patients and performing mostly outpatient surgical procedures.  Donations of up-to-date medications, equipment, and supplies are solicited. A supply of affordable medication is sold in the pharmacy, according to World Health Organization guidelines, supplemented by those suited to the particular needs of the populace.  We maintain a donated and purchased supply of affordable corrective eyeglasses. A staff member has been trained to measure visual acuity and to fit patients for corrective eyeglasses. We also maintain a donated supply of affordable, reconditioned hearing aids and batteries. Audiograms are performed and hearing aids are fitted by trained personnel.  A long-term volunteer dentist is supplemented with short-term dentists, dental assistants and dental technicians. Affordable fitted partial dentures are offered. There are two modern dental suites with x-ray. Donations of equipment and supplies are solicited. Dentists accompany the outreach teams with a transportable dental unit, allowing for more sophisticated mouth care in the field. Outreach is being done via mobile health fairs, for people who are unable to travel to the Clinic in Guadalupe. Patient education is provided with written materials and videos.

Program Long-Term Success:

Since our doors opened on November 9, 2001, our volunteers have treated more than 75,000 patients and performed over 1,700 surgeries, ranging from cataract to ear to hernia. Cleft palate repair has been added to the offerings, transforming the lives of severely disfigured children. Many hundreds have been fitted with dental protheses, hearing aids and eyeglasses.  Nearly 500 multi-faith medical and dental professionals from 16 countries have experienced the joy of serving the indigenous people of southeastern Ecuador.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Zamora-Chinchipe Province in southeastern Ecuador is home to about 90,000 people, mostly indigenous Shuar, Saraguro or mixed heritage Indian/Spanish. They live in rural villages and some larger towns. The vast majority are subsistence farmers, miners, and small shopkeepers. The government has placed inadequately supplied and staffed health centers in the larger villages. The quality of care is variable and in general not the same standard available in the large urban centers. Most of the people do not have consistent access to quality medical providers. Since our doors opened in 2001 through 2011, there were only two months without a primary care physician. Our volunteers have treated more than 75,000 patients and performed over 1,700 surgeries, ranging from cataract to ear to hernia. Cleft palate repair has been added to the offerings, transforming the lives of severely disfigured children. Many hundreds have been fitted with dental protheses, hearing aids and eyeglasses. Nearly 500 multi-faith medical and dental professionals from 16 countries have experienced the joy of serving the indigenous people of southeastern Ecuador.
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