WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE ON A TEAM?
If you want to be on a short-term team that makes a lasting impact, Global Health Teams offers that opportunity. We have been working in the Grand’Anse province of Haiti since 1998. We provide medical care in several locations and are well connected in the region.
OUR TEAMS ARE MADE UP OF A MIX OF HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS
Our teams are made up of a mix of healthcare professionals with experience working in Haiti and other parts of the world. Concerned you have never worked in a developing country before? Part of our team configuration is to have people who have worked with us before be paired with new people on a team.
On each team, we have a mix of physicians, nurses, NPs/PAs, clinical lab workers, paramedics, and EMTs. We welcome a variety of physician specialties because of the range of patients we see. There is a role for everyone on the team from intake to evaluation and management of patients.
People who are interested in volunteering with us often have many questions about travel, lodging, safety and working at the clinic. Because we have been working in Haiti for twenty years, we have a well established system of travel and clinic operations. We provide orientations in advance of the trip as well as after arriving in country.
Each team meets in Miami and travels together through Port au Prince to the Grand’Anse province. Travel in country is done in land vehicles as well as in small planes (when available). The teams have a designated leader who is experienced working in Haiti. At all of our clinic locations, the teams stay with local hosts with clean drinking water and safe, home cooked meals. Please keep in mind that rural Haiti is an austere environment. Evenings are spent with team members, reviewing the events of the day and preparing for the next day of clinic.
At the clinics, we provide medicines and offer clinical laboratory and diagnostic ultrasound services. Working with a local interpreter, providers see about 40 patients a day. The clinics generally operate from 8AM to around 5:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Each trip allows providers to re-connect with why they decided to practice medicine. Very few people pursue a career in medicine to work on an electronic medical record or negotiate with insurance companies. People desire to help others and connect with humanity, and that is exactly what happens at our clinics in Haiti. We encourage you to consider volunteering with GHT in Haiti. Please contact us for more information about the experience.
To help you at the clinic, we have developed extensive treatment and other guidelines based on our years of experience working in the area. You work with local staff and consult with your teammates to help provide the best care possible for our patients.
The team leader organizes all lodging, travel and other in country logistics. Safety is a top priority for each team and is covered in detail as part of our pre-trip training and in country orientation.
your teammates to help provide the best care possible for our patients.
Sponsor a volunteer
Our volunteers pay a deposit to help cover the cost of transporting and housing them while working in country. You can sponsor a volunteer and cover the cost of their deposit. This is a great way to help someone volunteer at our clinics that may not otherwise be able to afford to go. If you would like to find how you can sponsor a volunteer, please email us at ...
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