***Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic trip details are subject to change***
$300 non-refundable deposit due immediately to be added to the team roster and the balance due February 26th.
Please note that passports must be valid up to 6 months from your trip return date.
Doctors, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and non-medical personnel are needed to travel to the island of Lagonave off of the coast of Haiti to provide primary medical care and offer reading glasses to those in need. Lagonave is a peaceful 743 km island with 56,000 inhabitants, but very limited health care. VIMM has been invited to bring a team to work alongside a few local doctors and nurses to provide medical care in several areas that have little or no access to medical care. Many of the inhabitants of Lagonave are fishermen, farmers, or merchants who can’t afford medical care. Common medical problems include hypertension, anemia, intestinal parasites, skin rashes, itches, and infections, and feminine infections. The team will travel from Montrouis, Haiti by boat to the island of Lagonave where lodging will be in a former guest house. Food will be prepared by Haitians who have cooked for previous medical teams. Interpreters will be provided. Transportation on the island to the various clinic sites will be by vehicles and motorcycle taxis. For an unforgettable adventure, you’re invited to be a part of this healing outreach to the needy people on the Haitian island of Lagonave.
This trip will be led by Kirby Phillips, a former missionary to Haiti from 1985-90. He speaks Haitian Creole fluently. He has been on 20 VIMM trips and has led VIMM teams to Haiti, Dominican Republic, Panama, and Sri Lanka. Kirby is currently a member of VIMM’s Board of Directors.