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    Latacunga, Ecuador, January 16 – 24, 2016.


*This video clip shows you what HAW can accomplish in one week. Brought to you by Michelle Addington and Honua Films. Edited by Andrew Chastney, whose work includes “Planet Earth” and “Life.” Viewer discretion advised: this video contains graphic medical content.


Hands Across the World is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides free medical and surgical care annually to children and those in need in developing countries. Our dedicated team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, therapists and miscellaneous volunteers have given their time and skills to those who sincerely need it. No one receives pay for their services. It’s a true gift.

Our organization is funded entirely by donations. Donations typically consist of supplies and money, which are obtained from hospitals, businesses, and people like you. Thanks to the hard work of our volunteers, we keep very low administrative overhead costs, which allows us to ensure that more than 95% of all donations go directly to patient care. Stay tuned for more information about our 2016 spring fundraiser in Boston!


Arrival at the hospital in Latacunga, Ecuador. Preoperative screening day, where as many as 300 patients are evaluated for surgery.

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