October 19 - November 2, 2013
Kamathipura (Red Light District), Mumbai, Ind_a Human Trafficking Relief Trip
Primary Medicine & Dentistry, Pharmacy, and limited Logistics (non-medical helpers). In addition to those in primary medicine (physicians, PAs, NPs, RNs), we also desire an Ob-Gyn, a dermatologist, a physical therapist and a pediatrician. This will be a smaller team of 12 participants.
Status: Accepting Applications
Special Travel Announcement:
All participants must travel to Mumbai as a group. We will not have blocked booking of tickets for this smaller team. Thus each team participant will need to purchase their tickets through the GHO travel agent relatively soon after acceptance on this team to ensure that we all arrive in Mumbai on the same flight.
$2,150 plus International Airfare and $15 per hour for up to 14 hours CME/CDE (if applicable) Click here
for more information on CME/CDE (Note: There has been an increase in the project fee this year due to the increased cost of operating in Mumbai, largely due to infationary pressures.)
Mike O'Callaghan, DDS
To read Dr. O'Callaghan's biography, Click Here.
God has sovereignly opened a new door of ministry for GHO in the largest “red light district” in the world, Kamathipura. This densely populated slum is located in urban Mumbai, Ind_a. This area has the greatest number of commercial sex workers (CSW) in the world. The vast majority of these individuals have either been abducted or sold by their family into the life of forced prostitution. This will be GHO's third annual trip working with our national partners, Bombay Teen Challenge (BTC).
Bombay Teen Challenge (BTC) is a highly respected ministry that for over twenty years has provided holisitc ministry in the name of Christ to these victims of sex trafficking and their families.
This trip is unlike many other GHO trips. We will be working in a densely populated urban area. Our patient population will consist largely of human trafficking victims working as prostitutes. Many of these patients are HIV positive and active TB is common. These victims hail from many different people groups in India, Nepal and many other nations. BTC's church in the Red Light District has ministered to people from several dozen nations.
Our team will also minister to those rescued through the ministry of BTC . Outside the city of Mumbai, BTC has a rather extensive rehabilitation campus ministering to males and females, children and adults.
This is an anointed work of the Lord, close to the heart of God, caring for the “least of these”.
The GHO team will be well cared for in Mumbai. The team will stay just several minutes from the Red Light District in the YMCA International Guest House with clean spacious rooms, hot showers, buffet breakfasts and dinners, no bugs and air conditioning. This time of year is a good time to visit Mumbai. Temperatures are in the mid 70’s to low 90s with little rain.
All our licensed professional GHO team will apply for temporary licensure to work as volunteers for the duration of our trip. Also we will apply for employment visas from the Indian embassy in the USA as is required. The costs of this visa were about $250 in 2011 and are not included in your trip fee.
If you want more information about this trip contact Dr. O’Callaghan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
and ask for the Team Orientation Manual.
Vaccination Information: Wondering what immunizations you’ll need for the mission trip? Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control