Blanca’s House Ecuador Edical Mission – July 26th – 30th 2018
Date: July 26-30, 2018 Host City: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Our Jose’s Hands grant will cover a portion of the costs below, specific scholarship amount TBD.
ABOUT THE TRIP
We have formed a unique collaboration between Jose’s Hands, Blanca’s House, and medical officials in Ecuador. Together we will harness the expertise of dedicated health and medical professionals to address a myriad of challenges in Ecuador.
The primary goal of our medical mission is to provide medical care to a large number of under-served people in Ecuador. The 5-day trip will provide medical help to an under-served community in Ecuador. Students will be led by Ecuadorian and American medical professionals. We will set up six to eight clinics per trip, with the expectation of maximizing our efforts on all clinic sites.
Most of the people who receive assistance are women, children, and elderly.
Started in 2008 by Suffolk County Nurse Anesthetist Galo Burbano, Blanca’s House works to bring much-needed quality medical care to countries and communities throughout Latin America. Working with medical personnel from throughout America and Canada, they are able to provide both preventative and urgent healthcare to patients in outlying communities in South and Central America.
Whether Blanca’s House provides patients with their first dental exam or give them the ability to walk without pain after a total knee replacement; remove cancer from a thyroid or fibroid uterus, or repair a cleft palate, Blanca’s House is providing unparalleled medical and surgical care for people who would otherwise have limited or no access to a doctor. By providing health screenings, on-site surgeries, medical supplies, and educational outreach, Blanca’s House provides twenty-first-century medicine to the underprivileged living in outlying communities throughout Latin America. Each year, over 200 medical and non-medical personnel travel to countries throughout Latin America to provide free healthcare services.
We will stay at a hotel in the host city.
- Day 1: Travel from hometown to Miami for connecting with the big movement so all passengers may arrive at the same time into Ecuador. Once we arrive and clear customs,
- we will transfer to our hotel in. After check-in, the team will have a meal and a meeting and coordinate the day-to-day scheduling for the week. (Note: Villages//destination for the clinics may vary, per the choice of our local contact.)
- Day 2: Clinic 1 – AM <> lunch back at hotel <> Clinic 2 – PM <> back to hotel
- Day 3: Clinic 3 – AM <> lunch back at hotel <> Clinic 4 – PM <> back to hotel
- Day 4: Clinic 5 – AM <> lunch back at hotel <> Clinic 6 – PM <> back to hotel
- Day 5: Early departure for the flight home.
The heart of the mission is to serve the needy, which we will accomplish by touching each life via our care, our compassion, and our love toward each child, each adult, and each family we will see.
The medical students will shadow the doctors for the first couple days, and you will experience a change in the days to follow as the doctors will give you more freedom in dealing directly with the patient, giving you a more accurate “taste” of what you will experience in the future as a doctor.
From the arrival of the patients, we will register them, take them to triage, and then take them to see and visit with the doctors. Once the examination is completed, each patient will receive a list of medications that a runner will bring to our pharmacy.
The total cost of mission dual occupancy is $2,878.00. This includes round trip air from JFK only, transfers, tips, emergency evacuation insurance, hotel (double occupancy) and meals. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are not included in this mission cost.
We at Jose’s Hands believe it is important to introduce first-year medical school students to medical missions in underserved and underrepresented communities abroad. Exposing students early to the various social, cultural, and health conditions facing a developing world community provides a hands-on, eyewitness account necessary for building and sustaining a lifelong involvement in philanthropic medical service.
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