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Offering Surgical and Medical Care for those in need in Guatemala and The Gambia


Our Mission


   Medicos en Accion is a non-profit society composed of volunteers whose mandate is to provide medical and surgical care to people in developing countries with limited access to care. Medicos en Accion works independant of any political or religous agenda. Our work is focused in Guatemala at the Obras Sociales del Hermano Pedro hospital in Antigua and Serrekunda hospital in The Gambia, a small west African country.

The Gambia Update 2016

Mission to The Gambia November 2016

Mission Summary: Gambia Newsletter Fall 2016



Antigua Mission Update

2017 Summer

Planning for 2018

Please read the latest update of the Medicos en Accion Antigua Surgical group mission

Summer 2017:  the  Boletin.

Latest photogallery from the Antigua Surgical Team coming soon



In Memoriam

Ruth Moen


The Medicos-en-Accion family was saddened to learn of the   recent passing of Ruth after a lengthy illness. Ruth was an early volunteer with the organization and made many trips to Antigua as a volunteer in the hearing clinic. Until recently, she volunteered as the Fundraising Chair.
Ruth will be remembered for her love for family, friends, and all people, her lively sense of humour, and for her gratitude to God for his goodness.


In Memoriam

Dr. Michael Ewart Whitehead
May 21, 1943 – November 21, 2016

Michael Whitehead passed away peacefully on November 21, 2016 at Vancouver General Hospital with his family by his side. He was 73.

 Michael was born in 1943 in Liverpool and raised in Birkenhead, England. He attended Liverpool University where he obtained his medical degree. He then attended school in Salisbury and Oxford where he received his fellowship in Anaesthesia. He worked in Oxford for several years until he immigrated to Canada in 1976.

 Michael settled in Trail where he began a long, dedicated career at Trail Regional Hospital. He was highly regarded and respected as a doctor and gave much of himself to his job and the people around him. From practicing Anaesthesia to Chief of Anaesthesiology and on to Chief of Staff at Trail Regional Hospital, Michael gave each job his best.

 Near the end of his career, Michael volunteered his time by joining Medicos En Accion, a charity operating out of Kamloops, BC. For 8 years he travelled to Guatemala to provide anaesthesia for surgeries on the less fortunate in the local and surrounding areas.