In April 2016, Ecuador was hit by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the largest recorded earthquake originating inside the country in over 110 years. Over 650 died and an additional 28,000 were forced to relocate. Dr. Eduardo Dolhun and Andrew Antes traveled to Manta, Ecuador, the headquarters for the national response effort.
Once in Manta, Dr. Dolhun visited makeshift campsites that had been set up by locals whose homes had been destroyed in the earthquake.
The team met with the head of pediatrics at the local general hospital and began administering Oral Rehydration Therapy in the improvised pediatric wards.