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Programs

CAMO has three types of Programs. They are:

Women & Children’s Health Provides diagnosis and treatment for breast, and cervical cancers.  The ultrasound program provides better diagnosis for appropriate prenatal care, while the dental program provides care to the children in rural villages were there is no alternative access to dental care.
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Medical Services These programs focus on medical care and include eye, plastic, orthopedic, urology and neurosurgery.  CAMO also has a laboratory which includes a prosthetic/orthotic lab, wheelchair fitting and repair, pathology services and a dermatologist who donates her time to run a free clinic for skin (link)
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Education

A strong education program for Honduran medical professionals is at the heart of CAMO’s sustainable activities. CAMO provides in-service training and professional growth opportunities to local physicians, nurses and technicians.
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To better understand what makes CAMO different, it’s important to have an understanding of its counterpart system.

Definition of Counterparts

CAMO’s goal is to create sustainable development in Central America. To this end, CAMO has designed a counterpart system with local doctors and nurses. American experts are paired with Honduran counterparts and together the team addresses a problem and implements a program to combat it. This type of programming creates a situation where the community receiving the assistance does not become forever reliant on the patron, but instead, increases its capacity through training and improved equipment. Medical professionals donate their time with the understanding that they participate in an ongoing program, which often requires a commitment of 1-2 weeks per year for five years. The experience often changes their outlook on medicine. In the words of one U.S. doctor: "Many medical missions seem overwhelming because there are so many sick people, so few resources and so little time. But not CAMO’s. After my second trip, I am as excited about the improvement in local staff and systems as I am in the improved service to the patient. CAMO’s focus on sustainability gives communities hope."