Vista aérea de uma cidade devastada na província de Samar
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A SBAIT divulga abaixo o texto do Colégio Americano de Cirurgiões (American College of Surgeons – ACS) convidando médicos voluntários para participarem do projeto HOPE, em parceria com a marinha norte americana, para ajuda na assistência de vítimas do tufão nas Filipinas. Interessados em mais informações podem fazer contato direto com ou


Dear Colleagues:

Project HOPE is on the verge of deploying medical volunteers in partnership with the U.S. Navy on a humanitarian mission to the Philippines to lend medical team support in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.  ACS became aware of this opportunity about a week ago, and we sincerely thank the 58 surgeons who have already contacted us expressing an interest in volunteer service— all of whom have been sent further details on serving through our email listserve.


Capela transformada em hospital.
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Our U.S. trauma surgeon colleagues who have communicated with our surgeon colleagues in the Philippines tell us that the situation is slowing improving with some roads opening up, thus allowing for the delivery of much needed supplies to survivors in some of the affected areas.

To date, this Project HOPE deployment remains the only medical team support call that ACS has been made aware of.   But we will continue to monitor the situation through our Committee on Trauma and Operation Giving Back program and let you know if other such opportunities arise.   If you would like to be notified about these calls for medical support, please visit:

Again, if you have any information to offer that you feel would be of value to us, please send a message to:

With all best regards,

David B. Hoyt, MD, FACS
ACS Executive Director