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1. Sustainability

Collaboration between the sending organization and local health services.

Continuity of Care and a clear referral process for higher levels of care.

Continuous presence of organizational staff or a partner organization in the host community.

Local leadership by including a local medical provider in clinical care on the medical mission.

2. Education

Capacity building by training host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Public health work or health promotion to address the community’s health concerns.

3. Preparedness

Volunteer pre-screening

Pre-departure training

Written clinical protocols

Adequate resources and a clear pathway to obtain advanced tests.

4. Efficiency

Publicity, including advance promotion of visiting clinics to the host community, or a well-known clinic location.

A Staffing plan describing future medical mission needs and a recruitment strategy.

A Triage or priority system in place for clinic patients.

5. Impact and Safety

Written post-trip feedback from volunteers.

Medical records that are easily accessible to future volunteers.

Written clinical protocols for volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the community

6. Cost Effectiveness

Transparency on financial costs faced by organization.

Knowledge of financial cost to community associated with hosting volunteers.

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Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: More than 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Volunteer: Healthcare-related trainee

Type of Organization: Educational/volunteer placement organization

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

Somos Hermanos

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Unknown

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: Not Available

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Urban

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

Bring your own team, Trips for individuals

Bring your own team, Individualized scheduling

Cornerstone Foundation

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

No

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 2 reviewer(s).

Country: Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

Cost per Week: $1,875

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$1000-$2000

More than 10

Less than 10

Friends of Barnabas

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

No

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Cost per Week: $1,205

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Not available

Type of Organization: Not available

Type of Clinic: Not available

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$1000-$2000

Global Medical Training

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

No

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Costa Rica (Rotating Sites)

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Cost per Week: $1,100

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$1000-$2000

1 or fewer

10-50

Global Outreach Mission

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Unknown

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

No

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Unknown

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Haiti

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 4

Cost per Week: $550

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$500-$1000

2-10

10-50

Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

No

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Unknown

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Haiti

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 5

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

2-10, Bring your own team, Trips for individuals

Bring your own team, Individualized scheduling

Haiti Village Health

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 0 Stars (0 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Unknown

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

No

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 3

Cost per Week: $1,200

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$1000-$2000

2-10

10-50

Hand of Hope/ Joyce Meyer

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Unknown

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

No

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 2 reviewer(s).

Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 25

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

More than 10

More than 50

Hearts in Motion

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

No

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 15

Cost per Week: $600

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist, Healthcare-related trainee

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$500-$1000

More than 10

10-50

Impact Ministries USA

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Unknown

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

No

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras (Rotating Sites)

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist

Type of Organization: Not available

Type of Clinic: Not available

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

Make a Change International

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 3.8 Stars (3.8 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

No

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Unknown

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Unknown

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Unknown

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 4

Cost per Week: $2,550

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

More than $2000

2-10

More than 50

One World Health (previously Palmetto Medical Initiative)

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

No

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Belize

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Cost per Week: $600

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee, Dental

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$500-$1000

1 or fewer

10-50

Project Belize

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

No

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Nicaragua

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Not available

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee, Paramedic/EMT

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

Bring your own team, Trips for individuals

Bring your own team, Individualized scheduling

Roberto Clemente Clinic

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 3.8 Stars (3.8 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

No

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 2 reviewer(s).

Country: Bolivia, Paraguay

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Dental

Type of Organization: Faith Based

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic, Hospital Based Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

1 or fewer

10-50

Solidarity Bridge

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 3.8 Stars (3.8 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

No

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Unknown

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Ecuador, Honduras

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 1

Cost per Week: $1,000

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Volunteer: Dental

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

$1000-$2000

1 or fewer

Sonrisas Siempre

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 3.8 Stars (3.8 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

No

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Unknown

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Unknown

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 100

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist, Healthcare-related trainee

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.7 Stars (4.7 / 5)

More than 10

10-50

Timmy Global Health

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 2.5 Stars (2.5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

No

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 16 reviewer(s).

Country: Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru

Length of Trip: 2 Weeks

Trips per Year to Latin America: 18

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Rural

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist, Healthcare-related trainee

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.6 Stars (4.6 / 5)

More than 10, Trips for individuals

Individualized scheduling

DOCare International

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Unknown

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Unknown

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Unknown

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Unknown

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

No

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 12

Cost per Week: $820

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist, Chiropractor/Physiotherapist, Healthcare-related trainee

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

$500-$1000

More than 10

10-50

A Broader View Volunteers

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 3.8 Stars (3.8 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Unknown

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

No

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

Yes

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Unknown

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

Yes

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

No

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 1 reviewer(s).

Country: Peru

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: 4

Cost per Week: Not available

Urban/Rural: Both

Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Healthcare-related trainee

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic, Standing Clinic

Overall Rating: 4.4 Stars (4.4 / 5)

2-10

Amazon Promise

Sustainability: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Education: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Preparedness: 3.8 Stars (3.8 / 5)

Efficiency: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Impact: 3.3 Stars (3.3 / 5)

Cost Effectiveness: 5 Stars (5 / 5)

Sustainability

This organization has an ongoing, formal partnership with LOCAL HEALTH SERVICES in the host community.

Yes

In addition to the visiting volunteers, this organization ensures that there is ALWAYS A LOCAL CLINICIAN visibly involved in clinical care.

Yes

This organization has a staff member or partner organization PERMANENTLY available in the host community.

Yes

This organization has a FORMAL REFERRAL PROCESS for patients who need higher levels of care.

Yes

Education

This organization builds capacity by regularly HELPING TRAIN host providers, local health workers, or community health workers.

Yes

This organization engages in regular PUBLIC HEALTH WORK OR HEALTH PROMOTION in the community.

Yes

Preparedness

Volunteers are PRE-SCREENED before being accepted by this organization.

Yes

Urine dipsticks, pregnancy tests, glucometers are all available, and there is a CLEAR PATHWAY for volunteers to obtain advanced tests that are not immediately available.

Yes

This organization provides PRE-DEPARTURE TRAINING for volunteers (i.e. in-person or online).

Yes

This organization provides written CLINICAL PROTOCOLS to volunteers.

No

Efficiency

This organization PROMOTES the visiting clinics to locals by word of mouth or advertisement, or uses a clinic location that is already well known to locals.

Yes

This organization has a formal TRIAGE, priority, appointment, or ticketing system in place for patients visiting the clinic.

Yes

This organization has a formal STAFFING PLAN describing future needs and a recruitment strategy (i.e. for volunteers, local clinicians, translators, and support staff).

Yes

Impact and Safety

This organization solicits written FEEDBACK FROM VOLUNTEERS after the trip is over.

Yes

This organization provides written EVIDENCE BASED CLINICAL GUIDELINES to volunteers, describing an approach to common diseases in the host community.

No

This organization keeps MEDICAL RECORDS that are easily accessible to future clinicians.

Yes

Cost Effectiveness

The FINANCIAL REPORTS for this organization are transparent and easily available (i.e. via website, annual report, etc).

Yes

This organization describes the balance of COSTS AND BENEFITS TO THE HOST COMMUNITY associated with hosting volunteers (i.e. on its website).

Yes

Based on information provided by 9 reviewer(s).

Found 357 Results.