Partnering with Thiotte

to Improve Health

Haiti Medical Mission of Wisconsin, Inc.

Medical Mission Trips



Our medical mission trips are planned between 6 to18 months prior to departure. The teams are composed of 8-12 medical professionals and sometimes a couple of lay people, who possess specific skills, expertise and qualifications to meet the goals of the trip. Most medical mission teams depart the US on a Friday and return to the US on the following Saturday or Sunday.  Our teams commonly fly together, from Miami or Atlanta into Port-au-Prince, to ensure safety of our team members and to promote team cohesion.  Teams spend one night in Port-au-Prince, before traveling by road, for 3-4 hours to Thiotte.  In Thoitte, we are guests of the local parish, which provides our meals and lodging. We work, often along side our Haitian medical partners, and with the support of interpreters, tending to patients from Thiotte and the surrounding community.  We provide medical care about 8 hours a day, for 5-6 days, before leaving Thiotte and traveling back to Port-au-Prince, where we often spend the evening, before returning to the US.

Medical Mission Team Members pay a $550.00 participation fee for each 10 day mission team. Participant fees contribute between 1/3-1/2 toward the overall costs of our medical mission teams.  Trip participation fees and all donations to HMMW are tax deductible.  Team members also pay their own airfare and are required to purchase their own travel insurance.  For information about immunizations, please consult with your health care provider's travel medicine department and http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/none/haiti.htm.  Team members are also required to register with the United States Department of State - Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, https://step.state.gov/step, or a similar program for those volunteers participating with an HMMW team who reside in a country other than the US.

 

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2015 Medical Mission Teams



23 January -- 01 February 2015

EYE HEALTH and MEDICAL TEAM


Volunteer Position Still Open: OPHTHALMOLOGIST

To work with 2 experienced volunteer ophthalmologists, 

ophthalmic surgical tech and comprehensive eye health

team to provide mostly cataract, pterygium & glaucoma surgery 

and necessary ophthalmic care in collaboration with 

experienced optometrist, vision screening team,and optician.

Medical team including practitioners and nurses are also a part of this team.






30 January - 08 February 2015

GENERAL SURGERY and MEDICAL TEAM 

 

Volunteer Position Still Open: PRACTITIONER

Preferably Family Practice or Infectious Disease Practitioner; 

however, other specialities may also be a good fit

to provide care along with experience Emergency Med,

Pediatric & Nurse practitioners and full health care team.





20-28 February 2015

DENTAL HEALTH and MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH TEAM 

 

Volunteer Position Still Open: DENTIST

 Will work with other experienced volunteer dentist

and dental health team to provide extractions, restorations, 

sealants, fillings, hygiene & preventative dental health care.

Family practice, pediatric & emergency medicine practitioners 

along with nursing volunteers are also part of this team.






15-24 MAY 2015

GENERAL SURGERY and MEDICAL TEAM 

 

                                        Volunteer Position Still Open: OR/SURGICAL TECH
                                   Will work with surgical team to support general surgeon in 
                                        procedures for hernias, hydroceles, breast tumors, 
                                               lipomas, minor growths, and others.
                           


Volunteer Position Still Open: LAYPERSON

This volunteer can be a person without medical training, 

but with a desire to help by  

running errands among medical and surgical teams & 

providing general organizational support as needed 

with guidance from team co-leaders 




 



 

 

 

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