Country: Panama

Length of Trip: 1 Week

Trips per Year to Latin America: Not available

Cost: $550

Urban/Rural: Both

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

Type of Organization: Secular NGO

Type of Clinic: Mobile or Informal Clinic


The Floating Doctors Mission is to reduce the present and future burden of disease in the developing world, and to promote improvements in health care delivery worldwide.

Our Goals Include:

Providing free acute and preventative health care services and delivering donated medical supplies to isolated areas.

Reducing child and maternal mortality through food safety/prenatal education, nutritional counseling and clean water solutions.

Studying and documenting local systems of health care delivery and identifying what progress have been made, what challenges remain, and what solutions exist to improve health care delivery worldwide.

Using the latest communications technologies to bring specialist medical knowledge to the developing world, and to share our experiences with the global community and promote cooperation in resolving world health care issues.

Other Programs: Dental program