ILPAMS Missions 2016-2017


October 23 – 27, 2017

Drs. Luis Ugarte and his daughter Susana Cuadros, members of the Illinois PAMS Chapter, led this medical mission. Several volunteers from the USA and Peru joined Drs. Ugarte and Cuadros. Dr. Ugarte is a Gynecologist and Dr. Cuadros does General Medicine.

The Mission’s main focus was the early detection, diagnosis and treatment of Cancer and Ophthalmologic problems. This was made possible by the presence of specialists in Gynecology, Hematology Oncology, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Ophthalmology.

There were also specialists in Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Pediatrics, Otorhinolaryngology, and staff specialists in occupational medicine and odontology. Overall, there were 13 physicians, 1 dentist, 1 medical student and 1 volunteer. Three physicians and one volunteer were from the US, and the remaining participants were either specialists from Lima, or the Polyclinic Chincha staff physicians and personnel in radiology, ultrasonography, mammography and laboratory.

Report of the Medical Mission to Chincha October 23-27


March 26


Considering the national disaster in Peru, the victims and diseases that have occurred as a result of rains, floods, damage to homes and water and sewage systems, in about twelve departments of Peru; and considering Dr. Jool Alarcon (Medical Director of the Mirones Health Center) initiative to help the people who are victims of this situation, who initially wanted to do this mission to Huarmey, Ancash, which was impossible due to the conditions of destruction that prevented reaching the village, and knowing that the town of Carapongo in Lurigancho, Chosica suffered similar damages, Dr. Alarcón directed the aid of the mission to Carapongo. For these reasons, Dr. Alicia Olave presented the project to ILPAMS Executive Committee, which immediately approved to help financially the mission.


We are using ILPAMS own funds; in addition to this, an online donation account was opened and also a personal donation was received. A shipment of US $ 600.00 was made to this mission.

The mission was made on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Carapongo, Lurigancho-Chosica, Lima, Peru. The team consisted of 6 volunteers from the Health Center of Mirones, Lima, Peru, which belongs to the Ministry of Health.

They brought water, food and other types of items. Among these products were: canned tuna, rice, sugar, beans, fruit juices, milk and crackers; also some clothes; they also brought soap bars, toothbrushes, shampoo, toilet paper, diapers, washing containers, plastic garbage bags for the victims. On the other hand, the team did not forget the pets and brought dog food.

The help was beneficial to at least 200 people.

The six volunteers traveled, fed and housed on their own.

  1. Dr. Jool Alarcon Quispe, Director of the Mission.
  2. Dr. Rossana Hildebrandt Pinedo
  3. Dr. Ruben Obando Sanguinetti
  4. Dr. Marilu Loyola Perez, Welfare Office
  5. Mrs. Cecilia Cueva, Supply Office.
  6. Mrs. Susana Saavedra

We thank Dr. Alarcon and all his team for the success of this great mission.

Here the link with the pictures of this productive day in Carapongo, Lima-Peru!


March 18 – March 25

Under the direction of Dr Anibal Pepper, the help of Dr Juan Angelats and other volunteers, the Illinois Peruvian American Medical Society (ILPAMS) ; was doing a medical mission from March 18th to 25th, 2017 as part of the Permanent Mission of ILPAMS that has been for over 20 years.
The Arequipa Mission supports two non-profit organizations and one hospital:
· Honorio Delgado Hospital, Arequipa-Peru
· Asociación Cristiana Manantiales en el Desierto
· Escuela Elohim/Elohim School
We are deeply grateful for the work and help Dr. Pepper always provides to our connationals in need.


October 31 – November 4

On August 15, 2007, at 6:34 pm, an earthquake measuring 8.0 on the Richter scale struck the central coast of Peru in the Department of Ica. The epicenter was 25 miles west-northwest of Chincha and 90 miles south-southeast of Lima, where buildings and the ground swayed. According to the Peruvian Government, 103 hospitals were affected and 14 were destroyed. The towns of Chincha and Pisco were especially hard-hit. Health care delivery was severely disrupted since many of the medical facilities were destroyed.Since then PAMS built a medical center in Chincha where several medical missions are developed through the year.
This time we are organizing this Medical Mission to provide Primary Care and Some Specialties Care that will join our mission.

Fee trip volunteers
Trip from USA to Peru: Volunteers make their own arrangements
Trip by bus (Soyuz) from Lima to Chincha round trip approximately $20 per person

• Casa Andina Classic Chincha – $ 55 per day (breakfast and wifi is included) – mention that you are members of the medical misión for this discount.
• Hotel Princess – $ 15 per day (no breakfast included)
Lunch at CMEC costs approximately $ 4 per day

If you are interested in participate please contact the following directors of the medical mission :

Dr. Efrain Flores

Dra. Maria Sjogren


July 3 – July 8

This is the third medical mission to Huaytara, province of Huancavelica in the central Andes of Peru, organized by IL-PAMS (Illinois Peruvian American Medical Society).It will place from July 3 to 8, 2016 and will be lead by the medical director Dr. Lucy Munoz Medina and medical codirector: Dr. Julio Fernandez. Many volunteers and translators will participate in this new challenge.

We worked and coordinated efforts with the Huaytara Medical Center. The Huaytara Health Center is the main referral point for the medical needs of the region.

We will have 2 groups like last time one will stay in Huaytara Medical Center and the second one will go to little villages.
Any information please contact Dr. Julio Fernandez


Missions to Arequipa – 2016

February 15 – February 21

Medical Director: Anibal Pepper, MD

The Arequipa Mission support two non-profit organizations and one hospital:

  • Honorio Delgado Hospital, Arequipa-Peru
  • Escuela Elohim/Elohim School
  • Asociación Cristiana Manantiales en el Desierto

Honorio Delgado Hospital, Arequipa-Peru

Collaborating for many years with one of the best burn units in the country, and with the pediatric and OB/GYN departments of the same hospital.

Elohim School

The ILPAMS and the Frankfort Rotary Club undertook are raising funds during 2016 for establishing a Vocational Training Program for Hairdressing at the Elohim School on the outskirts of Arequipa, Peru.


Collaborating for many years with one of the best burn units in the countries, and with the pediatric and OB/GYN departments of the same hospital.

Asociación Cristiana Manantiales en el Desierto

“Manantiales” is a non-profit organization that brings support to families in more need, taking care of children from 6 months to 4 years, while their parents are working. In collaboration with the ILPAMS, this organization is helping in the early childhood development of these children.

Manantiales 4