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.

2015 Medical Mission Teams


During the winter of 2015:


52 medical mission volunteers

participated in 4 medical mission teams.


Each volunteer provided 5+/- clinic days

to complete their volunteer medical mission service. 


HMMW volunteers provided care to 2,078 patients.


1,388 patients received medical attention from our pediatricians, nurse practitioners, emergency team, and family practice doctors. Each of these patients at minimum received a health screening that included vital sign check-ups.


477 patients received vision screening.

362 pairs of glasses where distributed.

46 patients received sight saving eye surgery.

71 general surgery procedures were provided.

57 dental patients received a combined 143 extractions.

132 school aged children received dental sealants.

 

THANK YOU TO OUR SKILLED and GENEROUS VOLUNTEERS!


HMMW volunteers work in collaboration with our Haitian partners 

by providing specialized care not commonly accessible in rural south east Haiti.




THANK YOU TO OUR 2015 MEDICAL MISSION TEAM VOLUNTEERS! 


 

                              

 
2016 Medical Mission Teams

  PLEASE APPLY NOW FOR A 2016 MISSION TEAM



Eye Health Team 

  16-24 January 2016

Our Eye Health Team, is composed of about 14 volunteers, 

who work along side Haitian eye health professionals. 

Our team will provide vision screening, lens distribution and eye surgery. 

Eye patients will also receive medical care from our team. 

Most volunteer positions have been filled by experienced volunteers or previous applicants.

 

We are currently recruiting for 2 positions.

The ophthalmologist and optometrist will be working with colleagues who have volunteered 

with us in Haiti the past few years.


Volunteer Positions for which we are recruiting:

Ophthalmologist

to work with another experienced volunteer ophthalmologist

Optometrist 

to work with another experienced volunteer optometrist





Dental Health & Pediatrics Team

12-20 February 2016


Our Dental Health & Pediatrics Team, is composed of about 13 volunteers. 

Our team will provide

Dental sealants and pediatric care for children, 

many who are known to be "the poorest of the poor" in this community. 

Depending upon the skills and experience of volunteer applicants, 

the team may also provide extractions and restorations 

for pediatric and adult dental patients.

 

We are currently recruiting for 4 positions; 

other positions are already filled by experienced volunteers or previous applicants:


Volunteer Positions for which we are recruiting:

Dentist

to do extractions and/or restorations

Dental Assistant, Technician or Hygienist

2 positions open 

Layperson 

to assist dental team

Nurse

    to assist pediatricians


General Surgery & Medical Team

04-13 March 2016


Our General Surgery and Medical Team is composed of about 12-14 volunteers. 

Our team will provide

general surgery and medical care. 

 

We are currently recruiting for 2 positions;

           other positions are already filled by experienced volunteers or previous applicants:


Volunteer Positions for which we are recruiting:

Anesthesia Provider

OR/Surgical Tech


General Surgery & Medical Team

04-12 November 2016


Our General Surgery and Medical Team, is composed of about 12-14 volunteers. 

Our team will provide

general surgery and medical care. 

 

We are currently recruiting for 2 positions;

           other positions are already filled by experienced volunteers or previous applicants:



Volunteer Positions for which we are recruiting:


General Surgeon

to work with experienced volunteer surgeon


2 Practitioners - prefer:

Family Practice, 

Emergency Medicine, 

Pediatrician or Nurse Practitioner 









PLEASE APPLY NOW FOR A 2016 MISSION TEAM





                           






 



 

 

 


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