Haiti - Phase III
(Click here for a great story about the grand opening of the Alpha Omega Medical Clinic on April 1, 2013.)
On January 12, 2010 Haiti was struck by a tremendous earthquake that caused extensive damage. NC Baptist Men Rescue 24 responded accordingly with a medical team as requested by a mission in Haiti. Since that initial team arrived, we have been sending teams to assist with the needs. From January 2010 until June 2013, the Lord worked through 1,495 construction and medical volunteers. Construction volunteers and Haitian construction staff built 803 temporary shelters and 46 permanent homes. Medical teams, staffed by volunteers and Haitian medical personnel, had over 187,000 patient visits at several mobile clinic sites and a fixed clinic. We are grateful for the 1,752 that accepted Christ during this time.
In "Phase III" of our work in Haiti, we have established a Haitian-led Medical Ministry named Alpha/Omega NC Baptist Men. Completing our commitment in June 2013, we are no longer coordinating teams to Haiti. However, if you would like to participate, please contact our office for details on how to work directly with Alpha/Omega Clinic. Teams can be made up of volunteers from one church, several local churches, an association, or individuals from across the state. The medical team should have 2-6 participants, and will conduct primary care clinics in local churches, public buildings and various locations. Some opportunities may exist for medical specialties. Ideal team is 1 or 2 Primary Care Providers, 2 Nurses, 1 Pharmacist and 2 additional medical professionals or non-medical volunteers. But, we are flexible! If you have a specialty and would like to use it in Haiti, we will try to find a location for your work. Interpreters will work with each team.
Airfare and logistics are the responsibility of the volunteer. Payment is made to Alpha/Omega Medical Clinic in Haiti for the logistical expenses: $45 per day for housing and meals, $150 per day for in country transportation, $10 per day for translator. Housing is in a compound that provides lodging, food, and security.
Teams will be met at the airport by an Alpha/Omega employee and transported to the base of operations, which is a house on the compound of Global Outreach or similar. Housing is approximately 10 miles north of the airport. Volunteers will stay in bunk beds, with separate rooms for men and women. The house is equipped with bathroom and shower facilities. A full list of what to bring will be sent to the team leader.
Must be coordinated with Alpha/Omega Clinic.
Participants will need a passport for travel. Please make sure your passport has at least six (6) months validity remaining from the time of your departure from Haiti. If it has less, you will need to obtain a new passport. A visa is completed while in transit to Haiti. NC Baptist Men strongly recommends that the team purchase accident insurance with a rider for evacuation. We can recommend a vendor for you. In addition, we recommend that every overseas traveler be up to date on Tetanus, Hepatitus A, and Typhoid. Participants should check with their physician and/or with the Center for Disease Control concerning their recommendations on other immunizations or medicines for travel to Haiti especially mosquito born illness. Age limit: 15-17 with parent. 18+ without.
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