Seeley, Canelas & Hook

Community Engagement through Medical Missions

Charles P. Seeley, Justice College and The Leadership Center (Honduras)
Yudy Canelas, Carolina Honduras Health Foundation (Honduras)
Peggy Hook, Carolina Honduras Health Foundation (Honduras)
 Valerie Schubert, Foundation Casa de Luz (Honduras)


The idea for this article was planted in a conversation between the lead author and one of the co-authors in mid-2019, well before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic around the world. We began work on this article late in 2019; in hindsight, life then was much simpler given that COVID-19 has already changed the world in many ways. As a result, this article examines community engagement through medical missions in the world as it existed prior to the onslaught of COVID-19. The setting for this look into community engagement through medical missions is the country of Honduras.

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