The Rus Rus Hospital has been privileged to once again host a medical team from International Health Service (IHS). IHS has been sending medical teams to the far reaches of Honduras for nearly 30 years and has committed to make Rus Rus an annual venue for its international volunteer teams.
Imagine you're a pilot needing to do an emergency medical flight with a critically injured patient. You need to make a 300 nm flight over rugged mountains and remote jungle. You have no radar services or radio communications and absolutely no idea what the conditions are just over the horizon, let alone whether or not you can even LAND when you get there!
Volunteer work teams from around the United States have been in Rus Rus almost non-stop since October making tremendous progress with key infrastructure upgrades. In fact, almost the entire list of 2011 projects has been completed!
Missionary Air Group pilots and aircraft save lives in remote villages of eastern Honduras. See the impact a visiting medical team from International Health Service (IHS) has on the people of the Rio Coco.