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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip IMR has provided care to the most impoverished villages on several island communities in Indonesia over the last decade. We have also responded to a handful of disasters...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip Participate in a truly ‘Out Of Africa’ experience. Your journey begins in quaint villages outside of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, second largest...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip Cambodia, home to nearly 15 million people, is one of the most charming countries in all of Asia. From an outsider’s first glance, its pristine golden beach...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip International Medical Relief is committed to helping the people of Panama. IMR has sent 7 teams in the last three years to Panama, working with indigenous people and sma...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip Join IMR as we return to Uganda to provide lifesaving care and extensive health education in small villages near the border of Rwanda. Your team will participate in an on...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip Kathmandu is located in a valley surrounded by the Himalayas and has a population of almost 1 million people. Nepal is a developing country with a low life expectancy an...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing, Psychiatric Nursing, Critical Care Nursing, Nursing Home Care


About The Mission Trip Located in Eastern Africa, Ethiopia is a long-standing symbol of African independence. Ethiopia has never been colonized by a western force has thus retained much...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip Cambodia, home to nearly 15 million is perhaps one of the most charming countries in all of Asia. From an outsider’s first glance, its pristine golden beaches, tra...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip Situated on the southern tip of the continent of Africa, 'Sunny South Africa' as it is known provides you with not only a love for the people and culture but als...

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  CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant), Student Nurse, LPN/LVN (Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse), RN (Registered Nurse), BSN (Bachelors Prepared Nurse)

Medical-Surgical Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Health Nursing, Public Health Nursing, Home Health Nursing/Visiting Nurses, Intensive Care Unit Nursing (ICU, MICU, CCU, ext), Primary Care Nursing, Urgent Care Nursing, Geriatric Nursing, Hospice Nursing


About The Mission Trip International Medical Relief is excited to return to some of the 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines. IMR has visited dozens of locations during more than ten tri...

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Indonesia September 22, 2017 - October 1, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutIMR has provided care to the most impoverished villages on several island communities in Indonesia over the last decade. We have also responded to a handful of disasters in Indonesia. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,500 islands. It has thirty-three provinces with over 238 million people and is the world’s fourth most populous country. Spanning its many islands, Indonesia is a beautiful conglomeration of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest—and politically dominant—ethnic group is the Javanese. Indonesia’s considerable ethnic diversity forms a striking combination with its impressive array of native species such as tigers, rhinoceros, orangutans, elephants, and leopards.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicEach day, your team will travel by boat to remote islands chosen specifically because of the need for health care and health education. You will treat and educate many patients with acute respiratory infections, gastritis, skin infections, fungal diseases, typhoid, diarrhea, and wounds. You will also see many patients with chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and TB. Measles, prematurity, and accidents are still leading causes of death in children under five. IMR will be returning to many of the villages we have worked in previously on this trip. We will also develop relationships in new villages, providing acute medical and dental care and health education. One exciting program that IMR will continue in 2017 is the Certified Health Educator Program. IMR provides extensive training and certification for local health care workers, teachers, and para-medical personnel on a wide variety of health education topics. These certified health educators are then given the materials needed to continue to teach these topics at schools, community gatherings, and community centers. You will also work with some Indonesian medical providers; sharing knowledge builds sustainability, something we truly value at IMR. There is also a special opportunity to interact and get to know the people you are treating on this trip.

Lodging

trip_InfoLodgingWe are very fortunate in Indonesia to be able to stay in one of IMR’s “homes-away-from-home”–a special place where you and team become family for this short visit. You will stay in simple accommodations with beds provided for everyone. The accommodations, while not luxurious, are safe and clean. IMR hires cooks in Indonesia to help ensure high quality and safe cooking practices. Bakso, a savory meatball soup, is a wonderful part of many meals. Nasi goreng is considered to be the national dish of Indonesia; this take on fried rice is often made with sweet, thick soy sauce called kecap (pronounced ketchup) and garnished with acar, pickled cucumber and carrots. This is truly a unique island adventure!

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsIn one word, the highlight of this trip is "sustainability." Training local health educators and seeing the results of your efforts is a true and meaningful joy. This trip also provides you with some unique experiences including travel to small islands in an archipelago with your IMR team; working with people left out of the health care system in some of the most impoverished places on earth; and making a huge impact on the lives of many. The sunrises and sunsets are an added bonus, yours for the watching. Be warned! You will leave a piece of your heart behind when you leave this remarkable place.

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStayIMR can help you extend your stay and take advantage of several excursions, if desired. Spectacular scenery and stunning tropical sunsets await you on some of Asia’s most popular beach destinations such as Bali, Indonesia and Phuket, Thailand. These rare gems offer numerous beautiful hotels and resorts to choose from. Take in the world-class diving, tropical tours, cruises, and exotic beaches. Ride around the city in a dokar, ojek, or becak. Go orangutan trekking, tour the Ubud Sacred Monkey sanctuary, or the Borobudur Temple. Take a well-deserved rest to see the amazing archipelago of Indonesia!
Kenya September 1, 2017 - September 10, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

Participate in a truly ‘Out Of Africa’ experience. Your journey begins in quaint villages outside of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, second largest in the world, and the main reservoir of the Nile River. Here, you will be able to bring needed aid to those living in disadvantaged situations without access to medical and dental care. The shining faces of children will fill you with delight upon your arrival as you bring much needed aid to those without access to medical attention. Venture into their hearts and experience the rich Kenyan culture while caring for them and bringing them hope and inspiration. This premier opportunity will allow volunteers to see every facet of life that Kenya has to offer from the orphanages and informal settlements to the villages and game parks. During this trip you will enjoy a one-day safari and see the world famous animals of the safari!

About Clinic

International Medical Relief continues to make a difference in Kenya as we return to aid survivors in this land of continued healthcare peril. There is a desperate need for more comprehensive health care that includes education. Diseases spread quickly and become unmanageable. Here, you will work together to stop the spread of infectious diseases and minimize this devastation. Our clinic camps will be set up exclusively for the IMR team and the entire community will come out to be a part of the clinic. The children’s shining faces and bright smiles mask the chronic conditions and acute illnesses plaguing their survival. They are filled with delight upon your arrival as you bring much needed care to those without access to medical attention. Venture into their hearts and experience the rich Kenyan culture while caring for them and bringing them hope and inspiration.

Lodging

trip_InfoLodgingThe team will stay in a beautiful family compound and travel out everyday to treat those populations most in need. Our wonderful hosts are like our family. On their grounds, your heart will be taken back by the warm hospitality of our local family. The ladies are up before the crack of dawn cooking over small coal fires so that the team can get off to a running start! The children will gather around and there is time after clinic for fun and games together.

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsSAFARI INCLUDED! After an arduous clinic schedule the team will see up close some of the world’s most amazing animals. On your safari, you will witness the harmony of numerous species of wildlife rarely found in any large quantity anywhere but Kenya. See the abundant wildlife first hand that has made Kenya the leader for adventure wildlife seekers and renowned photographers. In this place like no other, you will have the opportunity to see up close the world’s most amazing animals. On your safari you will witness the harmony of numerous species of wildlife rarely found in any large quantity anywhere but Kenya.

Extend Your Stay

Kenya is world reknown for the wonderful and luxurious safaris and while you are already in country it is a great value to add to your trip to see some of the top sights in Kenya. Enjoy Nairobi, the Amboseli wildlife with its views of Kilimanjaro, the hippos of Naivasha: and finish with the best game viewing in the world at Masai Mara. Find exclusive tented camps or modest camping to fit your taste and style. You can also travel a short distance to visit the famous Victoria Falls, or South Africa's Cape Town. International Medical Relief has local trusted travel agents that can arrange any package you would like specific to your needs. Let us help you to design the perfect extended stay journey!
Thailand Gulf August 4, 2017 - August 13, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutCambodia, home to nearly 15 million people, is one of the most charming countries in all of Asia. From an outsider’s first glance, its pristine golden beaches, tranquil rice paddies, lush jungle landscapes, and perfect sunsets over the world’s largest religious structure are part of the allure of this beautiful country. Take a deeper look and learn it is the Khmer people that ultimately comprise its unique draw. Cambodia’s tragic history, defined by decades of political unrest, violence, and poverty, has shaped an inspiringly optimistic and warm population. It is a powerful experience to feel the serenity emitted by Cambodia’s landscapes in harsh contrast to the magnitude of strife previously endured. This poignant intersection of a painful past and developing present leaves no visitor untouched.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicInternational Medical Relief is partnering with Song Saa Private Island and the Cambodian government to provide health care to islanders living within the Archipelago of the Thailand Gulf. Too small and remote for fully staffed clinics, IMR will be returning once again to provide acute medical and dental care and health education for the approximately 2,000 villagers. After being forced away from the mainland during the brutal regime of the Khmer Rouge, these communities are in desperate need of medical care. One of the most important ways to make these small and isolated communities healthier is to provide education on the prevention of Dengue Fever and Malaria. Training in women’s health, HIV/STD prevention, hygiene, and nutrition are the sustainable ways we can help create a healthier future for the more than 4000 people living in the Koh Rong. In addition to health education, IMR will provide much needed medical services , acute dental care, and supplies. The islands have limited resources, limited job opportunities, and limited services, making the lives of the villagers challenging. Infections and parasites go untreated, wounds fester, and 75% of the villagers are malnourished. These are just some of the reasons for IMR to continue to work in the Archipelago. IMR is honored to be invited back for the fourth year, in partnership with the Song Saa Foundation, to continue our efforts in the Koh Rong.

Lodging

Our medical team will be staying in the exclusive luxury villas of Song Saa Private Island. Secluded in one of the world’s most pristine landscapes are the islands of the Koh Rong Archipelago. Your team will travel via private yacht from mainland Cambodia to the resort, and will continue to venture out daily to reach the island communities.

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsAside from the beautiful people of the Koh Rong, the daily boat rides aboard a private yacht to the islands, and the incredible beauty all around you, is Song Saa. Ranked 4th by Fodor's in the "Trip of a Lifetime" category, you will be enchanted by the view from every window and the island people that live beyond the view. You will have the remarkable experience of truly making a difference in the lives of people living in difficult and desperate circumstance.

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStayExtend your stay to take advantage of several excursions which IMR can help arrange including stay at the Song Saa Private Island at a substantially reduced rate: http://songsaa.com . If the rest of Asia is your desire, visit some of the regions most renowned sites in Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, or Thailand. Within Cambodia, fly to Angkor Wat and spend a few days seeing a place of great peace and power, then take the ferry down the Tonle Sap Lake to Phnom Penh, while watching the fishing families who live in the floating villages along the river banks. Reaching beyond Cambodia, visit her Southeast Asian neighbors by air or bus, or continue along the gulf via well traveled paths, ensuring a tourist friendly journey.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Panama July 29, 2017 - August 6, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutInternational Medical Relief is committed to helping the people of Panama. IMR has sent 7 teams in the last three years to Panama, working with indigenous people and small villages throughout the country. On this trip, you will be part of a continuing effort to help some of Panama’s poorest groups of indigenous people. The team will travel by various modes of transportation into the Panamanian jungle. This jungle adventure will allow you and your team to camp but you won't be roughing it. Gourmet food and great friends will make the conditions something you never want to leave! The Republic of Panama is located in Central America. Panama is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica, and Columbia. The striking landscape of Panama varies from mountains to long stretches of pristine beaches. Rich in natural resources and minerals, the landscape is scattered with waterfalls. Panama is known for the Panama Canal and this must see engineering wonder is on our list of things to do.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicThese indigenous people have greatly limited chances of survival if their illnesses are not diagnosed and treated. According to the World Health Organization, diarrheal diseases, cholera, and pneumonia are among those diseases devastating the people of Panama. Communicable diseases are not the threats, however. Alcoholism, poverty, and a lack of potable drinking water all contribute to the public health issues of these communities. Indigenous people comprise 8% of Panama's population but 19% of the poor and 35% of the extreme poor. Hypertension and diabetes are on the rise, as they are everywhere. The IMR team will help ensure that these tribes survive and have the health care that they need – we combat these acute illnesses through a strong focus on preventative education and acute medical and dental care. You can expect to see and treat many skin infections including tinea, impetigo, cutaneous leishmaniasis, and staph infections. Scabies and lice are also prevalent. You'll see ear infections, upper and lower respiratory tract infections, and many different vaginal infections. Leptospirosis and giardia are also common conditions. From an education perspective, your team will focus on clean drinking water, water storage, and sanitation. Please join us as we return to Panama to care for people with very limited access to care. To help you give the best care possible, your translators will speak excellent English and Spanish. We will add additional local translators as needed for the indigenous languages. We need your help! Please join this amazing team!

Lodging

This trip will be a mix of camping (or sleeping inside a building) and hotels. It will have the best of all worlds--time in the jungle, time in the city, plus wonderful food! You will experience life in the small villages and may have the opportunity for some amazing birdwatching . The harpy eagle is Panama's national bird, but the bird to watch for is the famous emerald-green quetzal!

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsA one-day tour of the Panama Canal and the Miraflores Lock Visitors Center is included with this trip. We hope to see one of the massive cruise or container ships slip through the Miraflores lock during our visit. It is remarkable to see how the ships are guided through the locks as they silently rise and fall. Your team will also have the rare opportunity to visit some of the famous pristine landscape of Panama while experience one of the most famous engineering wonders of the world. You will also be able to take in some of the lush landscape famous for Panama and view some of the numerous waterfalls cascading down throughout the countryside during your well-deserved rest day. Panama is famous for handicrafts and you will certainly have some time to shop during this medical mission. You will be able to choose from molas (bright panels of cloth with intricate patterns and stitching), beautiful plaited baskets, polares (intricate and spectacularly beautiful traditional outfits), and more!

Extend Your Stay

Many of our volunteers have extended their stays at the back end of the trip to take advantage of the world-class sport fishing or kayaking in the Panama Canal. You can take a real tram tour of the rainforest or enjoy the Gatun Lake Expedition. You can see Panama's only volcano and the famous Quetzal at the Parque Nacional Volcan Baru or search for the Geoffroy's tamarin monkey - found only in Panama! Howler monkeys are an experience all to themselves. No matter your interest or desired activity level, Panama will surprise you and enchant you. The IMR office is here to help you extend your stay!
Uganda July 14, 2017 - July 24, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

Join IMR as we return to Uganda to provide lifesaving care and extensive health education in small villages near the border of Rwanda. Your team will participate in an ongoing effort to decrease childhood mortality in the villages and empower communities to take steps for better preventative care through community health education.

About Clinic

Uganda, a country of 36 million in landlocked Eastern Africa, has been referred to as the Pearl of Africa because of its rich landscape of mountain and lakes. Surrounded by countries such Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, and Rwanda, Uganda is not unfamiliar to strife and conflict. Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world, where 37.7% of the population live on less than $1.25 a day. In Uganda, 61 out of every 1,000 children die before the age of five years old and 16 of every 100 women die in childbirth. Nodding disease has become a major public health issue, and AIDS is becoming more prevalent, not less. Uganda's population is the second youngest in the world, with half the country's population younger than fifteen years old. The country has grown by more than 10 million people in the past ten years. Four out of five Ugandan youth (21% of the total population) are unemployed--the highest rate in Africa. For all of these reasons and more, Uganda is a country greatly in need of the acute care and community health education provided by IMR.

Lodging

Your team will have the opportunity to explore many small villages while providing care. You will have comfortable lodging at small hotels throughout this journey.

Trip Highlights

In clinic, you will find that your efforts make a tangible difference as you treat many patients with infectious disease, large wounds, and a great deal of mosquito and water-borne illness. After an arduous clinic schedule, the team will see some of the world’s most amazing animals “up close” on your one-day safari, which is included in this trip! Uganda is an excellent place to spot the "big five"--the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros!

Extend Your Stay

Continue your trip by staying and taking advantage of several excursions, which IMR can help arrange. Uganda is the perfect place for a gorilla trek to see some famous, playful silverback gorillas! A gorilla trek is available for you to add-on through our travel agent.
Nepal July 6, 2017 - July 16, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutKathmandu is located in a valley surrounded by the Himalayas and has a population of almost 1 million people. Nepal is a developing country with a low life expectancy and a very low per capita income. It continues to struggle with high levels of hunger and poverty. Natural disasters are a significant contributor to mortality. Nepal is a beautiful and exotic country with great need to meet its most recent challenge, the April 2015 earthquake. The nation is highly religious, with more than 80% of the population practicing Hinduism and many people having deep belief in both Hinduism and Buddhism. In addition to being home to eight of the top ten mountains in the world, Nepal also has some of the most beautiful religious sites in the world. Services are extremely limited for anyone outside of the capital of Kathmandu.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicThe team will be working in small communities in and around Kathmandu that were hit hard during the April 2015 earthquake. Your patients will include Tibetan refugees, young Buddhist nuns, and the residents of small, remote villages who are in desperate need of medical care and education to learn how to purify water, prevent water and fecal-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid, and learn how to provide first aid and wound care for their neighbors. IMR’s medical teams will provide acute medical care, health education, and medicines to villages with the most need. You will be able to work side-by-side with the IMR's many local medical partners on this trip, providing education on breast cancer prevention, continuing to provide reading glasses and eye examinations, and giving care and comfort to hundreds of patients in need.

Lodging

You will stay in simple accommodations with beds provided for everyone. The accommodations, while not luxurious, are safe, clean, and the best of what this community has to offer. Local foods will be served, including the community staple, dal bhat, consisting of rice and lentils with a variety of spices. Tibetan delicacies are everywhere as well; don't miss the water buffalo momos and the many varieties of rice pudding!

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsA highlight of the trip will be visiting the medieval city of Bhaktapur, including Durbar Square, which was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. This beautiful and historic city sustained significant damage during the 2015 earthquake, but you will see its resilience as you stroll around centuries-old stupas and temples, many of which are dedicated to Lord Shiva. Throughout the square, you can peruse authentic cafes nestled next to shops with traditional handicrafts and precious stones, salts, and resources from the Himalayas. A trip to the famous Buddhist temple, Swayambhunath, lends itself a great vantage point for viewing the city. In fact, the Tibetan name for this stupa translates to “sublime trees,” referring to the tree-spotted hills surrounding this elevated site.

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStayWeather permitting, take the opportunity to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime aerial tour of Mt. Everest on a private plane. Discover the scenic and legendary Himalayas, and receive a certificate of honor for your journey. For an even grander tour of Everest, extend your stay for a trek. Expeditions can range from an exhilarating trek outside of the valley to more adventurous and awe-inspiring treks up numerous trailheads--or even to the basecamp of Everest! The National Park of Chitwan is also worth a visit, as it harbors one of the last populations of the Indian rhinoceros. The National Park of Sagarmatha is also a breathtaking area, as it's a home of the Sherpa culture and houses rare snow leopards and red pandas.
Ethiopia June 29, 2017 - July 9, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutLocated in Eastern Africa, Ethiopia is a long-standing symbol of African independence. Ethiopia has never been colonized by a western force has thus retained much of its extraordinary culture, with its own alphabet and calendar. With more than eighty different ethnic groups comprising this beautiful country, the people of Ethiopia are renowned for their warmth and hospitality. Working in the famed Northern territory, IMR medical volunteers will work in local hospitals to provide acute dental and medical care and community health education. This experience will be in collaboration with Valor Christian High School, and it will be a special opportunity for their students to gain firsthand knowledge of the medical field while serving alongside you, in a volunteer role. We are seeking medical professionals who look forward to training tomorrow's medical leaders through this unique experience and who also share Valor's values and beliefs. Please check out Valor's website to learn more about this cutting edge school http://govalor.com/.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicInfant mortality is an unfortunate and prevalent problem in this community, caused by illnesses such as pneumonia, malaria, roseola, and diarrhea. Communicable diseases remain the heaviest burden for the people of Ethiopia, with respiratory infections, diarrhea and dehydration, HIV, and malaria among the top concerns. You will care for patients presenting with critical levels of dehydration, diarrhea, malaria, respiratory infections, fungal infections, and significant wounds. Acute dental care, including extractions, deep cleanings, and abscesses are in high demand. You will also provide care and health education for patients with chronic conditions, including leprosy, TB, HIV/AIDS, hypertension, and diabetes. Your patients wait all year for the return of their friends from IMR. We have been serving this area for almost a decade and have many strong relationships with local healthcare providers, affording you with a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with local healthcare professionals. You will also be an integral part of a new IMR project in Ethiopia -- the training of nurses in more advanced patient care. Our 2015 IMR team identified this need. This is one of IMR's 2017 surgical trips. Through a long-standing partnership, we have the opportunity to place qualified surgeons in a local hospital. Patients will be specifically identified based on the capabiliies of our volunteer staff. You will have the opportunity to teach local medical residents and students and to share techniques with your fellow surgeons in Ethiopia. Anesthesiologists, surgical technicians, and other trained personnel are all welcome to join this remarkable effort. Your participation on this team will make a vital difference in the ability of our patients to sustain a higher level of good health in the long term. Please join us on this trip!

Lodging

The IMR medical team will stay at a local orphanage. This will lend itself to endless opportunities for bonding with the children over games, cultural exchanges, and teaching moments. Your presence and attention alone will bring smiles to these great kids. A short commute to the local hospital for clinic will maximize your impact with your patients.

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsIncluded in this medical mission is a trip to a rock-hewn church, one of the world’s most astounding sacred sites and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will also have the opportunity to peruse a local market. Your team will participate in several traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, an integral part of the social and cultural life of the country. Staying with the children in the orphanage (many of whom will translate for your team) is a highlight in and of itself.

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStayExtend your stay to take advantage of several excursions that IMR can help arrange. Travel through panoramic mountains carved 600 million years ago, displaying the dramatic effects of years of erosion. This journey leads to the most historically significant regions of Ethiopia’s world heritage sites. The traditional comfort foods definitive of Ethiopian cuisine will prove a memorable sensory experience, especially when paired with some of the world’s best coffee. Embrace the beauty of eating with your hands as you soak up all the hot and spicy stew known as wat with a large spongy pancake called injera, made from teff. In Addis Ababa, tour the Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum and Haile Selassie's tomb. One of the largest fistula hospitals and the largest leprosy hospital in Africa is also located in Addis Ababa. If you are looking to go farther afield, Kenya is home to renowned conservation communities of well-protected and abundant wildlife. Plan a trip to Kenya to be a guest in a world that subsisted long before our modern society. Nairobi’s National Park is one of the only safaris so accessible from the capital city, giving you the opportunity to conveniently explore two wildly different settings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cambodia June 22, 2017 - July 2, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutCambodia, home to nearly 15 million is perhaps one of the most charming countries in all of Asia. From an outsider’s first glance, its pristine golden beaches, tranquil rice paddies, lush jungle landscapes, and vibrant sunsets over the world’s largest religious structure are the allure of this country. Take a deeper look and learn that it is the Khmer people that ultimately comprise its unique draw. Cambodia’s tragic history defined by decades of political unrest, violence, and poverty has shaped an inspiringly optimistic and warm population. As a visitor, it is a powerful experience to feel the serenity emitted by Cambodia’s paradisiacal landscapes in harsh contrast to the magnitude of strife previously endured. This poignant intersection of a painful past and developing present leaves no visitor untouched.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicInternational Medical Relief is partnering with Cambodia on a major goal of the country: to improve access to healthcare and preventative education to health conditions. This is no easy task - during the bloody regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, the health care system as a whole was decimated, with virtually no doctors left in the country at the end of the regime. Even today, more than forty years after the end of the Khmer Rouge, the United Nations Millennium Project proclaimed that only 13 percent of the country visited health facilities last year, and 22.9 percent of children die before the age of five. Treatable diseases like malaria, intestinal parasites, cholera, diarrhea, tuberculosis, and yaws, as well as vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles are endemic and claim lives everyday. The situation is improving as a whole but among the populations that IMR serves, the poor, migrant workers, unregistered population, and ethnic minorities, healthcare is almost nonexistent.

Lodging

We will be staying in clean and friendly hotels throughout our stay. You will love the bustle of the city and the wonderful food. Please join us!

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsYou will visit many sites on this trip, some beautiful and inspiring, and others deeply sobering as you learn about the recent history of Cambodia. Understanding the country's history will remind you that many of your patients will not have read about it, but instead, lived it. Your ability to care for these patients will be deeply meaningful.

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStayThere are so many important sites in Cambodia! Extend your stay and travel by bus to Siem Reap and spend as many days as you can marveling at the temples of Angkor, including Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and Bayon. Then return to Phnom Penh by ferry on the Tonle Sap Lake, watching the fishing families work near the floating villages that they call home. While you are in Phnom Penh, savor its busy markets and restaurants and pay respects to those lost to genocide at Tuol Sleng prison. Visit Wat Phnom and the bustling Central Market! If you love backpacking, head to the Cardamoms. If you love beaches, head down to Kampong Som (Sihanoukville).
South Africa June 15, 2017 - June 25, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutSituated on the southern tip of the continent of Africa, 'Sunny South Africa' as it is known provides you with not only a love for the people and culture but also the amazing world class safaris, and this trip includes all of this and more. The trip will occur in a province in the heartland of Zulu culture and known for its outdoor lifestyle due to year-round warm weather. This area is famous for its splendid beaches and sprawling promenades which can be enjoyed after an arduous day of clinic. Culturally, the area exhibits a mix of, Zulu, Indian, and post-colonial influences which is reflected in the architecture and cuisine. Curries, seafood and fusion food are popular at beachfront restaurants. The surrounding valleys offer a taste of African culture, with art-and-craft outlets and homemade fare. The trip will occur in a province in the heartland of Zulu culture and known for its outdoor lifestyle due to year-round warm weather. This area is famous for its splendid beaches and sprawling promenades. Culturally, the area exhibits a mix of, Zulu, Indian, and post-colonial influences which is reflected in the architecture and cuisine. Curries, seafood and fusion food are popular at beachfront restaurants. The surrounding valleys offer a taste of African culture, with art-and-craft outlets and homemade fare. Previous teams have enjoyed the tribal Zulu cultural dance performances native to the area.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicTwenty years into South Africa's democracy public health issues remain a challenge in epic proportions. While the public health system serves a large part of the country it is largely underfunded and under constant strain. The system is largely a two-tiered system where in large portions of communities people have no access to healthcare. Cultural views on health and varying levels of wealth and education influence access to and acceptance of public health services. The team will be working is several wonderful communities varying from refugees, to tribal communities to rural areas without access to health care. Almost everyone who lives in these areas is poor, and some live in abject poverty. Children sometimes come to clinic as the head of their household because parents may have passed away or are otherwise ill. Healthcare is a main concern and the communities the team will be visiting are certainly part of the challenge faced by this country. Reflections about our medical clinic from previous team members: It's been great making a difference in the small communities here. The major problems that we have seen in patients are rooted in lifestyle issues and HIV. It seems the local health structures are doing good deal of work when it comes to HIV, which is reassuring. The experience here has been awesome so far! --Alvin, MD The South African communities have been very welcoming and appreciative of the care they are receiving. The team had the opportunity to provide health education in regards to diabetes, hypertension, respiratory illness, and safe sex practices. We are excited about what the upcoming clinic days will encompass, too! --Megan, Nurse Practitioner As a pediatric provider, the kids here have been happy and wonderful as always! Other than common ear infections, rashes, and upper respiratory infections, I had one little three-year-old girl who would only drink sugar water and wouldn't eat anything else--but after some simple nutrition education, hopefully there will be some good change for her. It always amazes me how health education really does make all the difference, especially for long-term change. Definitely one of my favorite parts! --Michelle, Nurse Practitioner

Lodging

trip_InfoLodgingLodging in this popular beachside city offers a great opportunity for the team to enjoy not only their hotel but also the culture after clinic. The quaint hotel is nestled in the shopping district and near a golf club is the perfect home for our IMR. After clinic, rest in one of the lounge areas or out at the hotel swimming pool. The hotel includes free wifi and refreshment station in your room. Comfortable rooms with private bathrooms offer private space for personal time after hours to rejuvenate. Near a lot of activities and being a popular tourist town there is so much to take in for those wanting to take in more of the culture. Rooms for families and couples are also available, and we will match your rooming requests if you are traveling with friends. The team will eat breakfast and dinner in the hotel restaurant while lunch will be served at the clinic sites. Enjoy this beautiful accommodation on this special IMR Signature Trip.

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsSAFARI & ZULU DANCING! The team also had a fantastic excursion day to the most reknown safari game reserve of this region! Last year IMR spotted rhinos, giraffes, monkeys, ostriches, gnu (wildebeests), hippos, and African buffalos (which look similar to Asian water buffalos, but are not directly related)! Upon returning to the city on their excursion day, the team happened upon a Zulu dance performance and had a great meal in a cafe by the Indian Ocean. They had time to relax and explore the area, do some shopping, and see lots of local artwork. We've included some photos from the team on the link to IMR's South Africa album on Facebook here, https://www.facebook.com/pg/InternationalMedicalRelief/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1200728993292014! Enjoy!

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStaySAFARIS, WINELANDS, GREAT WHITE SHARKS 7 MORE! South Africa is a country as culturally and geographically diverse as its eleven national languages, which represent a societal melting pot of indigenous Africans, Indian immigrants, English, and Afrikaners. Situated at the southernmost tip of the African continent, South Africa borders the Atlantic and Indian oceans with its vast plains and desert mountains stretching inland. From the big game viewing in numerous tented safari camps at Kruger National Park, the pretty Winelands and cosmopolitan Cape Town, getting up close and personal with a great white shark on the southern tip, to the dramatic Garden Route and the atmospheric battlefields, South Africa’s variety is thoroughly captivating.
Philippines June 8, 2017 - June 18, 2017 ,
18-01-2017

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutInternational Medical Relief is excited to return to some of the 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines. IMR has visited dozens of locations during more than ten trips over the last four years, and we continue to reach villages and people that are in great need of medical care and health education. With special invitations from our in-country hosts and partners, IMR is committed to reaching more and more patients in need as we support the Philippines.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicIMR has received a special invitation from the government of the Republic of the Philippines to travel high into the mountains to care for the Dumagat tribe. These indigenous people live in medium-sized groups of extended family. Originally nomadic hunters and farmers, the Dumagat now subsist primarily as unskilled laborers and live in permanent settlements. Many have been reduced to extreme poverty. Common health problems include malnutrition, infected wounds, parasites, and the use of maman, a betel nut derivative that acts as a stimulant and causes significant issues during withdrawal. You will provide acute medical and dental care to many families while teaching them how to stay healthy in their environment. Classes will include basic hygiene, first aid, water purification and storage, CPR and choking prevention, and sanitation, plus additional classes on sustainable good health. Previous IMR teams to many different countries have said that caring for indigenous tribes is one of the most rewarding experiences they have ever had. https://www.facebook.com/pg/InternationalMedicalRelief/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1323724240992488

Lodging

trip_InfoLodgingThe team will stay in modest, comfortable accommodations. The primary hotel compound is safe and secure, a wonderful restaurant, and air conditioning. Your team will be staying in beautiful quaint lodging. Team members have individual beds in shared rooms with bathrooms in each room. This team has a unique opportunity to visit the Sierra Madres Mountains for a rare opportunity to experience the life and culture of tribal Philippines. Past teams have enjoyed archery, making fire and more rustic adventures on this special time away from the hustle of the communities.

Trip Highlights

trip_InfoHighlightsYou will have the rare opportunity to travel to a remote mountaintop to treat the Dumagat tribe and to live among them for a few days. You will experience one of the most beautiful areas in all of the Philippines during our medical clinics. In addition, you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Manila, with her Malay, Spanish, American, Chinese, and Arabic influences, wonderful architecture, and outstanding food. Enjoy the Jeepneys that are seen throughout the city, providing fun transportation for all.

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStayThe Philippines is an amazing place to extend your stay! While most visitors to Asia go to Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, the Philippines offers something for every traveler, from hiking to surfing, malls to handicrafts, volcanoes to blue lagoons. An added bonus is that almost everyone speaks English, and the people are known to be some of the friendliest in the world. The Philippines has beautiful beaches, wonderful food, and some of the best surfing in the world. White Beach, in Boracay, is consistently rated as one of the top ten beaches, and the Archipelago of El Nido is one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you prefer land, there are more than thirty-seven volcanoes to climb, beautiful caves to explore, and lovely hiking along terraced rice fields. IMR can help you plan a new adventure after your amazing adventure caring for the Dumagat people.

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