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Wilderness Medicine Medical Missions

Put your sense of adventure and love of the outdoors to work as a volunteer on a medical mission with International Medical Relief.

ABOUT IMR

 

International Medical Relief (IMR) was founded in 2002 on the belief that knowledge of basic health facts and access to healthcare should be accessible by as many people as possible.

Through mobile medical clinics guided by experienced leaders and hosted by community officials in more than 80 countries around the world, IMR provides free health and dental care services, sustainable community health education, training and partnership initiatives, and disaster response.

Any medical specialty and volunteers without medical training are welcome.

It was truly the most amazing journey traveling to Arusha, Tanzania and being part of International Medical Relief. The people we helped, the remote areas we traveled to where we provided medical care, and the amazing team that I worked alongside will forever be engrained in me.” – K.W., Tanzania volunteer

IMR Volunteer and Public Health Professional Dayna talks about her time in Peru.

14-Day Medical Mission

Kathmandu, Nepal

Trek the Himalayas! Provide medical assistance in isolated villages surrounding the Manaslu Circuit as you experience a guided trek around the world’s eighth-highest mountain, which includes crossing Larkya La Pass. This exciting medical mission would appeal to anyone wanting a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalayas while delivering needed healthcare to communities along the way. In each medical clinic, you will treat respiratory conditions and illnesses related to drinking unsanitary water, administer vaccinations, and teach villagers how to stay properly nourished. The trip will be physically demanding, but you can trek at your own pace each day. You will always be in the company of a professional guide.

7-Day Medical Mission

Arusha, Tanzania

Throughout this medical mission, you and your team will care for residents of small villages and indigenous tribal communities in the Arusha region of Tanzania, which is the gateway to Mount Kilimanjaro and national parks popular for spotting wildlife. Healthcare options are limited in rural Tanzania, and, as a result, you’ll care for patients with treatable, and often preventable, conditions. Teaching basic topics such as proper handwashing goes a long way toward helping villagers stay healthy.

A one-day safari is included with this trip, but there are options to extend your stay to take advantage of the abundant recreational opportunities in the area, including a seven-day climb of Mount Kilimanjaro via the Shira route.

7-Day Medical Mission

Cusco, Peru

Basing out of Cusco at an elevation of 11,150 feet, you will spend a week providing medical care to small, indigenous Quechuan communities surrounding the city and in the Sacred Valley, an area where traditional medicine dominates. You’ll have the opportunity to learn about the botanicals used by local healers. The Quechua people work hard farming the land and will come to clinic suffering from back pain, infections, and malnutrition.

Following your week providing medical care, there are options to continue your trip to take advantage of amazing cultural opportunities in the region. Experience sunrise over Machu Picchu, enjoy a train ride through the Sacred Valley with its Incan architecture and into the Peruvian jungle, and hike to the top of colorful Rainbow Mountain.

7-Day Medical Mission

Cappadocia Region, Turkey

The Cappadocia region in central Turkey is famous for its fairytale scenery, cave dwellings, remarkable rock formations, and hundreds of hot air balloons that take to the sky during sunrise each morning. It’s also home to miles of world-class hiking, biking, and ATV trails that are yours to explore after clinic or on your free day.

On this mission trip, the IMR team will partner with local medical professionals to serve migrant and seasonal agricultural workers and their families. These hardworking people face significant challenges related to the difficult physical work they perform, their often-unsanitary living conditions, and their limited ability to access healthcare services.

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