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 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, which covers only a portion of the total per member trip cost.  Trip participation fees and all donations to HMMW are tax deductible.  Team members also pay their own airfare and required 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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2014 Medical Mission Trips


HMMW has consulted with our Haitian partners to identify goals for 2014 medical mission teams and set priorities for how we can best help improve quality and access to care.  Because the clinic leadership has requested more resources be directed toward providing year round care by the Haitian staff, we are currently planning for 4 medical mission teams during 2014 to reflect the population's most urgent health care needs, the clinic leadership's priorities and HMMW's current resources.  


Most volunteer positions for early 2014 have been filled, but there are still opportunities for volunteers to be added to one surgery-medical and one eye-medical team.  Recruitment and placement of volunteers for additional trips will begin after setting medical mission team goals in consultation with our Haitian partners. 


If you are interested in volunteering during 2014, or would like more information about volunteering for a medical mission team in the future, please contact our Executive Director, 

Carole Wakefield.





All teams will depart the US on a Friday, provide 5 days of care, 

and return to the US the following Saturday or Sunday.




Eye + Medical Team: 28 March - 06 April


Volunteer Needed:

Optometrist

Nurse to Assist Practitioner








PLEASE REMEMBER IF VOLUNTEERING DOESN'T WORK FOR YOU RIGHT NOW, 

MAKING A FINANCIAL DONATION IS ANOTHER GREAT WAY TO HELP! 







 


 






 

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