U.S. Air Force Captain Stephanie Knodel of the New Horizons mobile forward surgical team listens to the heart and lungs of a Belizean girl in Santa Theresa, a remote village in southern Belize. Knodel was part of a vast team of health care workers, educators, nurses and doctors who joined together to provide free medical care and health education to Belizeans April 28 through May 9.
Belizean health care providers worked side by side with Canadian and U.S. military medical providers to offer general medicine, dental, optometric and women’s health care. The care was part of the humanitarian exercise New Horizons 2014.
“I like the way how it’s distributed. It’s not only in one place,” said Dr. Celina Stokes, the medical coordinator at the Isabel Palma Polyclinic in San Antonio and overseer of the Santa Theresa satellite clinic. “We are reaching from Dolores to Jalacte.”