We run 3-4 medical missions a year. They are usually in February, May and September. We take about 6-8 people on each trip. These are working medical trips with no religious affiliation.
If you have any medical accreditation at all, we would love to have you learn more about joining us. Click here to download an application. Once your application is completed please email it to Maggie Lavasseur at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the attractive things about our trips is that they are relatively inexpensive. You will be responsible for your flights and the price of room and board at the mission house we stay at in Petionville. MATH arranges transfer from Hartford, Ct to and from JFK and all the transportation once we are in Haiti. There is always a trip leader who is a seasoned Haiti traveller and knows the ropes. If you are from another part of the country, we would love to have you! We will arrange to meet you at the airport in Haiti and it's perfectly safe. We've had people join us from all over the country and Canada.
Also, our mission is Haitians helping Haitians. Therefore, we provide a continuum of care. We find many medical professionals chose MATH over other medical mission trips because they know the work continues once their gone. Our U.S. based medical teams perform in-service training and field training to our Haitian doctors and nurses. You know how the old proverb goes, "give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime."
The majority of the team flies out of JFK direct into Port au Prince. It is only about a 3 1/2 hour flight and American Airlines flies there twice daily. We fly on Saturday and the mission house employees, who are like family to MATH, meet us at the airport. We lay low on Saturday and then use Sunday as a planning and sightseeing day.
Monday is an administrative day for the clinic. The American team heads to where the clinic is housed. We perform in service with the Haitian medical team. Sometimes, we see a few patients as part of a dry run of the clinic. These patients are typically friends and family of the Haitian staff.
Then, we travel with the clinic everyday to the clinic sights and help them see patients. At times, we will bring subspecialties down, like an eye clinic or dermatology. We try to procure as much medicine as we can in Haiti. We will bring down with us the things that they can't get there, like certain antibiotics.
One of the best things about the trips is the camaraderie. You will be with a group of smart, hardworking, like-minded folks. We work hard and at the end of the day, have a great meal at the mission house and lots of laughs. We even go out to a nice meal at the week's end. A trip to Haiti will forever change the lens through with you view life.