Length of Trip: 1 Week
Trips per Year to Latin America: 5
Cost: Not available
Type of Volunteer: Physician/mid-level provider, Nurse, Pharmacist
Type of Organization: Secular NGO
Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic
Each team is made up of around 22-28 volunteers from a wide variety of skill sets including MDs, DOs, NPs, PAs, Dentists, nurses, EMTs and non-medical; ages; backgrounds; and states. Non-medical volunteers are a vital part of the team helping with triage; crowd control; TEBOW (electronic patient records system); pharmacy; treatment area; as needed and holding lots of babies. On each team, we strive for a certain balance of talents as well as a balance of new volunteers and veteran volunteers.
While completing the Volunteer Application, you can indicate interest in any or all of the upcoming medical and surgical teams. Each year we go four to five times to Arcahaie.
Arcahaie is a small village located 50 miles north of Port-au-Prince along the coast. It takes about 2 hours to drive there. The Arcahaie Medical Team stays at La Ballade Resort located within Arachaie. Clinics are held 4 days in the village of La Digue and 1 day in the mountain village of Fondòl. The Arcahaie Surgical Team operates out of a hospital run by Mission Haiti Medical (MHM) in St. Ard. The Surgical Team stays at Kaliko Beach Club which is another 10-minute drive from St. Ard.
One of our partners, Harvest Field Ministries , hosts quarterly medical mobile clinics in Les Anglais, a beautiful coastal town at the western tip of the southern peninsula with huge mountains often running right up to the beaches.
If you are interested in participating in one of their clinics, contact them directly at email@example.com.
Each Medical Team is comprised of providers (MD, DO, NP, PA), nurses, EMTs, other medical professionals and non-medical volunteers. The Surgical Team is comprised of general surgeons/urologists, other surgeons, nurses, scrub techs and non-medical volunteers. Each team is around 20-25 people of all backgrounds, ages, skill sets and geographics. We try to balance the number of veteran volunteers and 1st time volunteers. Our trips are Saturday-Saturday with volunteers needing to fly to Miami the night before as we fly out early to Port-au-Prince the next morning. Most volunteers will fly home the same afternoon or evening we fly back to the US.