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 2019 COTA Team Information

Each January, Children of the Americas, Inc. sends a volunteer medical/surgical team to work in a different area of Guatemala. The duration of the trip is one week, and will take place in Salama during the week of  January 19-25, 2019.

The team works in local public community hospitals, in partnership with Guatemalan hospital administration and staff. Site selection is based on need, hospital size, and feasibility of transportation. All team participants serve on a volunteer basis, and are responsible for their own airline travel and hotel costs.

Children of the Americas, Inc. provides the following medical/surgical services:

  • Obstetric/gynecological surgery
  • General surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic surgery
  • Family practice medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Orthotic/prosthetic services
  • Full pharmeceutical services for all patients

Applications are accepted after August 1st preceding the mission trip. The deadline for submission of applications August 31st. Applications for upcoming teams are available by contacting Rosemary Vance, Team Coordinator, at 859-338-5543, or by e-mail at

To apply for one of the annual COTA medical missions please wait until forms are published on this site.

Our Documentary
Los Medicos was shown during a COTA reception in Lexington, KY on July 16th, 2011

Copies available upon request

Los Medicos

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