This team will be led by Andy Leisring a registered nurse at UC Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and co-lead by Dr. Marc Alexander, an internal medicine specialist in Cincinnati, Ohio. Andy has been traveling with VIMM to the village of San Antonio de La Cuesta since 2010. San Antonio de La Cuesta is 45 minutes north of Comayagua city, a province in central Honduras. The village has 5,000 residents, but the local clinic serves upwards of 15,000 people. The team will see between 100 and 300 patients each day. The days are long, but you will be glad that you made the trip. VIMM has been conducting missions there during the early part of August for many years. The trip is a general medical mission that has typically involved 3-5 medical doctors, a few nurses, a pharmacist, some college students and non-medical people with between 15-20 participants each summer. We have an established relationship with the local people. A new chapter of the organization La Asociación Gozo y Esperanza which is a Honduran NGO will officially sponsors our visit. The Catholic parish in San Antonio is a co-sponsor. Lodging and food will be provided by the locals. We alternate working days between the clinic, the village and going up into the mountains. There will be some time for sightseeing. The last night will be in La Ceiba. Our team will likely fly into Tegucigalpa & return to the US from San Pedro Sula.
We encourage all participants to be mindful, hard-working, flexible and maintain a positive attitude. Team members will need to comply with the deadlines VIMM has established for returning your application, compliance forms and trip payments.
We look forward to serving with you all!