Update from Honduras

Operation Footprint’s is approaching its 18th anniversary in Tegucigalpa, Honduras where, at host hospital San Felipe, we have treated hundreds of patients with clubfeet and foot and ankle conditions secondary to cerebral palsy, polio and other causes, at no cost.  Unfortunately, our January 2021 surgical session has been temporarily suspended due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Operation Footprint co-director Dr. Steven Schwartz indicated that “At present, San Felipe hospital is utilizing its operating rooms to treat COVID related admissions.   The good news, received through our long-time primary liaison at the hospital, Maria Valladares, is that the hospital is in process of transferring those services elsewhere in the near future, enabling us to resume our mission without restriction.”

Dr. Schwartz continued, “We are also deeply grateful to the Rotary Club of Tegucigalpa, whose ongoing local support has been invaluable, as well as the Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise.  Both clubs have assisted Operation Footprint during our entire time in Honduras and we have benefitted greatly from their passion to make a difference in this community.”