| TOMA, the Tribal
Outreach Medical Assistance Foundation, is a non-profit organization
dedicated to the health and survival of the indigenous people living
in the jungles of the Amazon basin. The organization was founded in
1997 under the direction of Randall Green and his sister, Tressa,
who, as the children of missionaries, spent their childhood with the
tribal people of Colombia and Venezuela.
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Trip 2003 Completed
We were on the airstrip, heading for
the jungle after many setbacks. The helicopter that was supposed
to drop us deep into the rainforest was on military patrol guarding
the border from Colombian guerrilla activity. This meant that our
teams would have to use precious time to trek into the jungle through
thick brush, and over streams and mountains to reach the villages
that needed help.
A cargo plane was available to take
the cases of medicine and half of the team to Parima, a remote jungle
outpost on the Brazilian and Venezuelan southern border. They had
left with the only copy of the government permit for the TOMA team
to enter the protected region - home to the Yanomami tribe. When
the jungle bush plane taxied to pick us up, the National Guard refused
to let us leave. . ..
CLICK HERE to go to our
TOMA 2003 page and read the complete report.
Special thanks to Aventis and GlaxoSmithKline
for providing TOMA with vaccines.
Satellite Phones Used for the First Time
Shelly Mauldin, RN
“ We used the phones in small rural towns, on the river, in
the jungle and the savanna without fail. They provided immediate
access from some of the most remote areas in South America back
to our families in the US. It was a comfort to know that communication
was so easy and economical.”
Motorola Satellite phones provided courtesy
of Outfitter Satellite Inc.
Outfitter Satellite Inc.
Contact: Kaye Brown
2911 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
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