Established in 1993, the mission of Central American Medical Outreach (CAMO) is to improve the lives of Central Americans by strengthening health care systems and promoting sustainable community development. CAMO’s three areas of service are Medical, Education and Community Development.
CAMO's 45 Honduran and 5 Ohio staff provide an average of 140,000 services per year to the underserved. Thousands of lives have been saved as a result of CAMO’s daily medical services (18 programs) including dental, ophthalmology, OB/GYN, prosthetics, neurology and nutrition. Education and training services include a literacy program in rural villages; trade school for youth to learn job skills and a vocational college with nursing education and training for thousands of medical providers in basic and advanced life support.
CAMO’s 7 Community Development programs include a domestic violence shelter with microbusiness opportunities, daycare for poor working mothers and a community recreation center with youth mentoring. CAMO has a 6.3% administrative overhead and is 76% self-supporting - expected to increase upward. CAMO’s Board established this Endowed Growth Fund to increase visibility and support its ongoing operations.