Length of Trip: 1 Week
Trips per Year to Latin America: 12
Maximum Team Size: 5 members
Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse
Type of Organization: Faith Based
Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic
Each year, Friends of Barnabas sends up to 12 Mountain Medical Mission Teams to Honduras. FOB staff members in Honduras select communities in need and travel to clinic sites weeks ahead of the team to notify community leaders of the date of the team’s arrival and of their services. The teams travel throughout the impoverished departments of central Honduras and serve between 1,500 and 2,000 people in through their traveling clinics each month.
FOB Mountain Medical Mission Teams provide primary and preventative healthcare. They set up anti-parasite & Vitamin A stations as well as general medicine, eye, and dental clinics in small schools and churches. The majority of the patients have never seen a healthcare provider.
Each team is comprised of 4-5 medical professionals, 2-3 Spanish speakers, and non-medical volunteers with willing hearts and hands. Teams work side by side with FOB staff members in Honduras and are a key component to the model of healthcare we are striving to promote.
Organizational Base: Midlothian, Virginia
Other Programs: Cleft lip and palate program, pediatric cardiac surgical program, community health development