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Haiti


December 4, 2021 — December 11, 2021

Starting at: $2,350

Your generous donation helps to save and change lives every day.

Your charitable investment will go toward ongoing global relief to care for the underserved and vulnerable people of this community. As a member of this medical mission team, you will elevate the long-term impact of sustainable, capacity-building efforts that improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those most in need.

A small portion of your donation includes:

  • Clinic supplies and medications for patients
  • Clinic participation
  • Transportation, accommodations, and meals as outlined in the itinerary

Overview


The Need

***Note: Full COVID-19 Vaccination is Required for Participation***

International Medical Relief supported Haiti after the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the island nation back in 2010, where more than 220,000 people were killed and over 1.5 million people were displaced from their homes resulting in an increase in vulnerability to more humanitarian crises. That earthquake was followed with a 5.9 magnitude quake in 2018 and a 7.2 magnitude earthquake in August 2021. These have further impeded on Haiti’s ability to build their health care system.

You and the rest of the volunteer team will work in a unique urban environment to educate locals on how to stay healthy and how to care for their loved ones. Together, we will treat a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses, including cholera, tuberculosis, malaria, acute illnesses, infectious disease, and diarrheal disease. Also, you will treat lesser-known tropical diseases, including leishmaniasis, leptospirosis, and lymphatic filariasis. Your team may also treat large wounds from motor vehicle accidents. 

In addition to medical care and education, one of the main focuses of this mission is dentistry. Another focus of this mission is the health of women and children. These at-risk populations battle sexually transmitted diseases, pre-eclampsia, malnourishment, parasitic infections, and domestic violence.

Our Work

IMR first traveled to Haiti in  2010 after the devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Since then, IMR has deployed 1,800 volunteers and staff and served more than 62,000 patients. Initially, IMR was able to provide surgical and disaster relief. We have since expanded our efforts toward preventative work and providing help for acute illnesses. On each full mission trip, IMR provides at least five days of clinic to over 25 different communities providing community health training, medical treatments, medical supplies and equipment, and clinic operations. IMR has built strong ties towards the community and our partners are able to provide translators as well as Haitian doctors, dentists, and nurses during each of the clinics. By partnering with them and training with community health workers, IMR is able to assist in the process of increasing Haiti’s own capacity of care. 

One of Haiti’s largest obstacles is providing their community with basic care due to their lack of human resources. Large numbers of foreign health professionals are needed to cover Haiti’s health care shortage, but also to provide training to the native health care workers in order to improve and sustain the health of the community. IMR continues to achieve this goal by quickly responding to disasters, but also providing long-term sustainable care due to our emphasis on education and the partnerships we have created during our time serving in Haiti.

With diligent planning and preparation, IMR is dedicated to ensuring that specific goals are met on our missions, each in correlation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 3, 6, and 17.

IMR works to elevate vulnerable populations through shoulder-to-shoulder care with our local partners, creating workforce density, and a cadre of future healthcare and public health leaders in association to UNSDG 3: Good Health & Wellbeing. 

Our medical mission teams also work toward UNSDG 6: Clean Water & Sanitation by supporting and strengthening the participation of local communities in improving their water quality, and installing water filtration systems that supply communities with clean drinking water and providing education on hydration and hygiene.

In correlation with UNSDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals, our organization works in collaboration and at the request of local hosts where we are under their direct influence and affluence. IMR never goes into a country without a formal invitation where there is a great community need for medical or dental care, and health education.

This Mission

The International Medical Relief (IMR) team needs your assistance as we continue to help the Haitian people improve their quality of life and restore a sense of normality. Haiti’s capital city, Port-au-Prince, exudes an incredible, diverse culture, where the people are proud.

The Haitian culture is incredible and diverse, with much strength and resolve. Come join IMR as we return to work with our Haitian partners and further build our bond with this beautiful population.

Lodging/Transportation

The team will stay in modest, comfortable accommodations. The primary hotel compound is gated, has private security, a wonderful restaurant, air conditioning, and a pool. Haiti is an excellent trip choice for families with younger children because of the accommodations. Modern buses or vans will transport the team to clinics each day. Small, open Jeeps will occasionally transport the team to smaller villages.

Highlights

The highlight of your time in Haiti is in clinic! You will talk about the vibrant and boisterous crowds, significant needs of your patients, and the opportunity to make a difference upon your return home.  Haiti is a place you won’t forget easily.

On your free day, there is ample shopping — hammered tin, beautiful paintings, edgy paper mâché vases, and lovely small carvings — from all over Haiti and the Caribbean. The shopping itself is exciting with rapid-fire bargaining and friendly competition among the sellers. Join IMR for a remarkable experience, a mere two and a half hours from the coast of Florida.

Extend Your Stay

Extend Your Stay

Since you’re journeying halfway across the globe, have you considered extending your stay to visit the nearby beautiful Dominican Republic? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!

  • Visit the lush, tropical park, Los Tres Ojos National Park in Santo Domingo
  • Get ready for adventure on a catamaran sailboat excursion along the Bávaro coast
  • Enjoy a Segway tour through lush forest trails and freshwater lagoons

Click here to view the itinerary!

Ready for the adventure? Connect with Worldwide Navigators today!

Itinerary at a Glance


December 4, 2021

Arrivals

1
December 5, 2021

Clinic

2
December 6, 2021

Clinic

3
December 7, 2021

Clinic

4
December 8, 2021

Optional Training Day/Free Day

5
December 9, 2021

Clinic

6
December 10, 2021

Clinic

7
December 11, 2021

Departures

8

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Sustainable Impact

Your Journey



Full Itinerary


This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Please note: You will be notified about the group flight option prior to the Early Bird deadline. Domestic flight arrangements should not be made until after the group flight is booked. 

If you choose to fly independently, transportation between your arrival airport and your IMR accommodation is not included. If you wish to arrange transportation, you can contact flights@worldwidenavigators.com

If you have any questions regarding flights, please contact flights@worldwidenavigators.com. Thank you. 

4 December 2021

Arrivals

Day 1

You and the team will fly into the Toussaint Louverture International Airport (PAP). The required arrival time to land in in Port Au Prince is 4:00pmUpon arrival, your team will head to your nearby hotel where you can check into your rooms, then gather for dinner and team orientation. During orientation, your team leader will assign roles for clinic, discuss our community health education efforts in detail, present IMR’s clinic protocols, and provide an overview of the communities your team will serve.

1
5 December 2021

Clinic

Day 2

Wake up early for breakfast at your hotel then depart for clinic! You can expect a high patient load in Haiti. You will work in Port-au-Prince and surrounding communities, including some of the mountain villages.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

2
6 December 2021

Clinic

Day 3

Our teams average more than 1,500 patients on each trip and see many tropical diseases including leishmaniasis, leptospirosis, lymphatic filariasis, and many large acute and chronic wounds. We also treat many acute illnesses, infections, and motor vehicle accidents.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

3
7 December 2021

Clinic

Day 4

Women are particularly at risk in Haiti, with sexually transmitted diseases, personal violence, and pre-eclampsia common. Children are often malnourished, covered with scabies, and infected with parasites.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

4
8 December 2021

Training Day

Day 5

After three days of clinic, you will participate in our training day. You and your team will provide training for local healthcare providers to continue IMR’s long-term, sustainable education efforts. Education is as important as medical and dental care for our patients. Each clinic includes basic health education according to the specialties and skills of the IMR volunteers, as well as the needs of the local people. When communities become empowered to take health and wellness issues into their own hands, they become self-sufficient. IMR provides learning opportunities for the local communities through classes and hands-on learning to sustain their well-being beyond our visit.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

5
9 December 2021

Clinic

Day 6

Dental care is one of the greatest needs in our patients. We frequently partner with local medical and dental students and recent graduates to share knowledge and provide follow-up for our patients. After clinic, you’ll head back to your hotel for dinner and debriefing.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

6
10 December 2021

Clinic

Day 7

Your last day of clinic will likely be bittersweet as you reflect on the new friendships you’ve developed with your teammates and the positive effect you’ve been able to have on your patients throughout the week. While you’ve been working hard, we hope you leave energized and recharged.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner,

7
11 December 2021

Departures

On your last day in the country, enjoy breakfast with your team. To make sure your trip ends on a positive note, group flyers will board chartered transportation to take you to the airport to ensure you arrive at least three hours before your return flight departs. If you are flying independently and would like to purchase this transportation, please click here to secure your spot now. Please make sure that your international flight does not depart before 3 pm so as to leave enough time for transportation to the airport.

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Your Journey


Clinic Photos



This itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Extensions


Since you’re journeying halfway across the globe, have you considered extending your stay to visit the nearby beautiful Dominican Republic? Join International Medical Relief on an exclusive trip extension provided by our partner, Worldwide Navigators!

  • Visit the lush, tropical park, Los Tres Ojos National Park in Santo Domingo
  • Get ready for adventure on a catamaran sailboat excursion along the Bávaro coast
  • Enjoy a Segway tour through lush forest trails and freshwater lagoons

Click here to view the itinerary!

Ready for the adventure? Connect with Worldwide Navigators today!

Minimum Donation

Your generous donation of $2350 will go toward the ongoing global relief to care for the underserved and vulnerable people of this community. As a member of this medical mission team, you will elevate the long-term impact of sustainable, capacity-building efforts that improve the health, wellness, and quality of life of those most in need. A small portion of your donation includes:

  • Clinic supplies and medications for patients
  • Clinic participation
  • Transportation, accommodations, and meals as outlined in the itinerary

Donation Payment Deadlines

$2150 due by September 5, 2021

$2350 due by November 6, 2021

Early Bird Savings Opportunity

To be eligible, upload all your required documents and forms, and make your 50% donation by September 5, 2021

Flexible Flight Options

Volunteer with Airfare

You may choose to book a flight with us for an additional fee. Details on the available flight routing and US departure city will be announced on September 5, 2021. Airport transportation to and from the team’s accommodations are also included with this option. Depending on your departure city, you may still need to purchase another flight in addition to this one. After this flight has been booked, you may contact our travel agent, Worldwide Navigators, for assistance booking any necessary additional flights.

Benefits of Flying at a Group Rate

  • Travel with other members of your team on select routing
  • Fly on a group ticket at a guaranteed rate
  • Transport to and from the airport included

Volunteer without Airfare

Many team members choose to book their flight(s) to and from the mission location independent of IMR. This is a great option if would like to extend your stay in the area to tour and explore, or if the routing from you home airport is more feasible for you. If you choose to fly independently, please note that your transportation in between the airport and the team’s accommodations will not be provided. This will need to be arranged separately. Our partner for travel, Worldwide Navigators, would be happy to assist you in coordinating flights and/or transportation. You can contact them at travel@worldwidenavigators.com.

Benefits of Flying Independently

  • Extend your stay and customize your dates of travel
  • Choose your departure location
  • Customize your class of service

Featured Enhancements

Airfare & Airport Transfer
$300
Single Supplement
$50 per night
Airport Transfers (for independent flyers)
$50 each way
Malpractice Insurance
$129.50 to $279.50
Continuing Education (CE/CME) Credits
$350
Personalized Scrubs (2 sets)
$50
IMR T-Shirt
$25
Partner Program
Starting at $25 per month

**To purchase any of the above Featured Enhancements for your mission, please contact our office at office@imrus.org or call at (970) 635-0110.

Your Donation to IMR for Your Mission Cost Includes:

All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team or when the team arrives at the departure airport, including:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Costs associated with the clinic
  • Food
  • Tips for services provided to the IMR team
  • All logistics, including translation services and security as needed

Additional Costs That You Are Responsible For:

All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team or when the team arrives at the departure airport, including:

  • International and Domestic flights to the country. You have the option to fly independently, or on a group flight with IMR.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit
  • Required or recommended insurance
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases
  • Required or desired mission supplies, personal equipment, or small gifts for the special people you meet
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team mission, payable at the time of service to the local vendor
  • COVID-related fees such as testing, vaccinations, and quarantines as required by in-country arrival/departure or USA arrival/departure
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