Medical Camp and Health Center Supporter

Assist with general doctor consultations, examination tests, deliver free medicines to sick people and help planning to set up a health facility center.

Background

Until Jan. 12, 2010, few people gave Haiti much thought. However, after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake and global news network coverage of the devastating damage and socio-economic conditions in the aftermath, the country and its people were on the minds of many. For Haitians, though, the new disaster was yet another knockdown for those living in the least developed and poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Such generational experiences have left a legacy of illiteracy, inadequate or absent healthcare, premature death and extreme poverty. Eighty percent of Haitians live below the poverty line with more than one-half in abject poverty, especially in the rural areas. 

Morne-A-Bruler, a communal section of Haiti, is one such area in serious need of healthcare, education and economic development. To this end, Global Vision Over Haiti Today (GVOHT) was started on April 15, 2006, to provide consistent help to local residents. We work to provide free education, food and supplies along with creation of shelters and support for the homeless. One of our ambitious projects is to build a community medical center so residents can have access to healthcare and medical aids/supplies.


Volunteers 

We are currently looking for generalists  Physicians (Internists) for Haiti to test people blood pressure, sugar, provide full doctor consultations, medical laboratory examinations tests and deliver free medicines to sick  people accordingly and due to the community needs.We are also looking for Ophthalmologists to provide eyes consultations, tests &glasses, other specialist physicians or health development innovators to help setting up an health center and services in  the community. We try to build up a consistent voluntary program to enable eradicate all diseases and help setting up an health center which would facilitate services to everyone.
           



                                            

Suitable for

Couples
Singles
Families
Groups

Typical day

Whilst you are here, some of your tasks will be:
  • holding training seminars about how to maintain good health’s living and listening to the people’s general grievances
  • Prevention against contagious diseases, Tuberculose and HIV AIDS
  • organized medical consultation and provide free medicines to the people
The Community will develop, benefit healthcare services, the economic situation of the inhabitants will get improved through the creation of employment opportunities. There will be a safer and clean environment, less death, end of diseases, starvation, illiteracy and theft due to the development, awareness training and social services.     

Program Requirements

Minimum Age
18 years
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently) and French (intermediate level)
Health Declaration
required
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
Generalist (Doctors) Physicians (internists and Nurses at Generalist Physicians ( Internists ) level
Required Documents
Physicians and Nurses Permit
Other Skills
We are looking for skilled medical staff only.
We prefer people who do not smoke or wear any visible tattoos as Haiti is a very christian country.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 09:00 - 17:00

Do you have any questions concerning this volunteer opportunity in Haiti? Volunteer World directly connects you with Global Vision Over Haiti Today

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Free-time activities

Volunteers Free -Time-Activities are: Concerts/ Music, Churches activities, Learn the Haitian (Haiti) Cuisine or Cooking and Play sport,(Soccer, Football), Community orientation, riding horses, visit some places, go to swim in rivers and walk to visit some funny gullies and hills.

Concert/Music
Climbing
Sports
Riding
Yoga/Meditation

Services

What's included?
1)The hotel is too expensive therefore volunteers might be staying the arrival and departure (leaving) day (only two days) in the hotel cost $ US 300. We will try to accommodate them to a rural staying house during the program. Please be advised as it's great challenges.
2) Foods and drink US $ 350 week
3) Transportation US $ 350
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.

No worries, Volunteer World supports you in raising funds, checking your visa regulations and travel insurance. We also assist you in finding the cheapest flights for your journey.
Airport Pickup

Please be advised to contact the project leader before making any arrangements or booking flight tickets.

Accommodation

Due to the high hotel cost, Volunteer might be staying only a day in the Haiti capital hotel and will move next day to a rural staying house close to the project site. Please be advised that there will be no fancy house, electricity as it's a remote area and no enough money to buy generator and refrigerator to keep anything cold or freeze any medicines. Volunteers are required to bring a flash light in order to see at night time. For future, thing can be changed but we need their full collaboration.

Camping
Food & Beverages

Volunteers can make foods and drink selections but we will be serving : Coffee, milk , bread, Eggs, Bananas, Rice & peas sauces, Fried chicken (got, fishes), Salads, Spagetthi, Green planting, Soups, Sodas, Natural Juices. Also, feel free to make request for foods or drink you may like to be prepared. We love to feed you as best we can.

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
Costs
2 weeks (min. stay)
$1000
3 weeks
$1500
4 weeks (max. stay)
$2000

You can volunteer at the project site in Morne-A-Bruler/Haiti between 2 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global Vision Over Haiti Today will tell you your final price during your application process.
Average Fees
$500/week
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global Vision Over Haiti Today during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

Get ready to volunteer in Haiti

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Visa Regulations
Depending on your nationality, you have to arrange your visa for Haiti. Please check the visa regulations for Haiti.
Budgeting
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in Haiti.

What's next?

Airport
The nearest airport is Toussaint Louverture International (PAP) in Port Au Prince. We assist you to find cheap flights to Haiti.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Haiti provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccine Checker
If you are intending to volunteer in Haiti you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Haiti.
Packing List
Packing our bags is important to prepare your trip, but often turns into a last minute horror. Make sure you don't forget the essentials by creating a personalised packing list for your volunteer program in Haiti upfront.
Leogane,Haiti Carrefour Dufort Cotin # 25 Enface ecole Dessources C/O Mr. Kesnel, HT6110 Morne-A-Bruler, Haiti