Length of Trip: 1 Week
Trips per Year to Latin America: 3
Cost: Not available
Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider
Type of Organization: Secular NGO
Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic
A lack of government support for health care, and a serious shortage of adequate facilities, potable water and sanitation services have led to a serious health crisis throughout Honduras.
Friends of Honduran Children Medical Brigades, consisting of 16-18 medical professionals, see up to 1,500 medical patients and 500 dental patients during their visit, providing free care to the country’s most vulnerable. Teaching prevention and healthier lifestyles are a key part of making a sustainable difference. Since its inception, over 100,000 Hondurans have received medical attention and over a million dollars in medicines have been dispensed.
Organizational Base: Peterborough, Ontario
Other Programs: Construction, education, Flor Azul residential school, scholarships, child sponsorship