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 for each 10 day mission team, 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 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 

Will provide vision screening, lens distribution and eye surgery as well as primary medical care and screening of patients for general surgery to be provided by the following mission team. 

Volunteer Positions Still Open:

Optometrist 

Operating Room Eye Tech

Practitioner

2 Nurses to Assist Practitioners

Layperson to assist with vision screening

Layperson to assist optician




30 January - 08 February 2015

GENERAL SURGERY and MEDICAL TEAM 

Will provide general surgery and medical care. 

Volunteer Positions Still Open:

OR/Surgical Tech

Post Surgical Care Nurse

2 Nurses to Assist Practitioners




20-28 February 2015

DENTAL HEALTH and MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH TEAM 

Will provide extractions, restorations & dental health care as well as maternal and pediatric care.  

Volunteer Positions Still Open:

Dentist

Dental Tech

Practitioner - Pediatrician or OB/GYN

2 Nurses to Assist Practitioners

Layperson to Support Team




15-24 MAY 2015

SURGERY and MEDICAL TEAM 

Will provide general surgery and medical care.  

Volunteer Positions Still Open:

Practitioner

Nurse to Assist Practitioner

Layperson to Support Team




 



 

 

 

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