For the last 10 years, UNTHSC SPH professor, Dr. Thad Miller and his family have been a part a group of medical missionaries to Mexico. Dr. Miller serves on the Board of Mision de Candelilla, a Fredericksburg, Texas, non-profit organization that has coordinated the trips since 1986. When first he joined as a volunteer, Dr. Miller was looking for a meaningful way to help people and to give his children an understanding of the world and the values of service. Mision de Candelilla cares for 12 Mexican villages overall, visiting each community on its “route” at regular six-month intervals. By providing a 180-day supply of necessary routine medications, the organization effectively manages a great majority of the medical needs seen. Dr. Miller estimates that Mision de Candelilla provides more than 2,000 patient encounters and distributes medication with a retail prescription value of more than $1 million each year, all of which comes through donations, fundraising and volunteer efforts, never at a cost to the people it serves.
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