Medical Teams Needed in 2017
NCBM is seeking volunteer healthcare providers to assist with the Alpha Omega Medical Ministry (ALOM) in Haiti. ALOM provides basic medical care to all Haitians in need of assistance. This ministry was founded by Haitian Doctors Vladimyr Roseau, his wife Merline, and her sister Francise Milien after the 2010 earthquake. ALOM offers both a fixed clinic in the town of Cabaret, as well as multiple mobile sites surrounding this area. The number of patients needing care far exceeds the number of medical personnel available.
Teams can be made up of volunteers from one church, several local churches, an association, collegiate healthcare programs, or individuals from across the state. Teams should consist of 6-8 members. The majority of the team should be medical personnel, but some non-medical members are encouraged to participate as well. An ideal team will consist of 1 or 2 primary care providers, several nurses, a pharmacist, and additional medical professionals or non-medical volunteers. But, we are flexible! If you have a specialty you would like to use in Haiti, we will try to find a location for your work. Interpreters will work with each team.
The total cost of this trip will be approximately $1400. The base cost is $800, PLUS an additional cost for the airline tickets. This includes food, lodging, transportation, translators, and supplemental health/evacuation insurance. (You are also encouraged to consider trip cancellation insurance for your trip at $5.20 per day, per person extra cost.)
Teams will be met at the airport by an Alpha/Omega employee and transported to the hotel. A full list of what to bring will be sent to the team leader.
Trip dates are listed below. Please contact Crystal Horton at email@example.com for additional information.
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. We recommend that every overseas traveler be up to date on all vaccinations, including; Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, MMR, and Typhoid. Malaria medications are highly encouraged. Participants should check with their physician and/or with the Center for Disease Control concerning other immunizations or medications for travel to Haiti, especially regarding mosquito born illnesses. Age limit: 18+