[www.inewsguyana.com] – The United States based, Health and Educational Relief Organization (HERO) continues to provide its services to various communities in Guyana, primarily linden and along the Berbice River.
The non-governmental, non-profit organization hopes to expand these services in the future.
At a dinner hosted by Chief Executive Officer of BK International, Mr. Brian Tiwarie recently, a number of success stories were shared.
Former President, John Michel says “HERO” aims to educate patients on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, after administering treatment for their ailments.
Meanwhile, Vanessa Mc Call, a student of the Flordia Agricultural and Mechanical University said her stint in Guyana has been life changing.
“It was my first time and it was simply amazing and indiscribale… it has broaden my horizon as I am a soon to be Physician… again it was amazing” she said.
On a separate note, President of HERO, Guyanese, Dr. Collie Oudkerk explained that it was his joy and pleasure to give back to his country.
He revealed that one of HERO’s future projects is to provide screening and treatment for breast cancer.
The organization offers a wide range of services including diabetes and blood pressure testing along with dental care.
HERO is funded through donations from the public and the support of its members.
Established in New York, HERO has been operating in Guyana for over thirteen years, and comprises mostly of young people who are in the medical field.