January 12 - 19, 2013
Who: See below for personnel needed
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Gloria Halverson, MD
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After much planning, we are happy to let you be among the first to know WIMD
has planned another wonderful trip in partnership with Global Health Outreach (GHO)
that will truly bless the participants and make a difference in the lives of girls and women caught in human trafficking in Managua, Nicaragua. We will be working at House of Hope, an amazing place where the physical, spiritual, economic, and educational needs of women in sex slavery (both girls who have been trafficked and women trapped in prostitution) are addressed.
You can learn more about this ministry: http://www.houseofhopenicaragua.com/
We will return on Saturday, rather than the usual Sunday, so that you have time to get organized to return to work on Monday.
Mission Focuses: Providing the medical needs in a Christian context for:
- the women and children who live at the House of Hope
- the prostitutes within the city who come to the House of Hope for worship, bible study and microenterprise skills
- the surrounding community
Medical Content: Outpatient medical (will not include major surgical procedures)
Lodging: a local hotel where we will also take most of our meals and have times of fellowship together. There are 3-4 people per room. There are no separate rooms for married couples
Personnel: 28 - 32 team members, including:
Team Leader: Gloria Halverson, MD, who has been involved in five previous trips to the House of Hope and is actively involved in human trafficking work. She is a member of the CMDA Trafficking in Persons Task Force.
- 3 - 4 Ob/Gyn
- 3 - 4 Pediatricians
- 2 - 4 Primary Care Physicians
- 4 Dentists (one of these spots can be a dental hygienist to do cleanings)
- 1 Pharmacist
- 2 Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants
- 3 - 4 Nurses
- 1 Cytotechnician
- 1 Pathologist
- 2 people to prescribe and fit eyeglasses
- 1 Ultrasound Technologist or Radiologist
- 3 - 4 personnel to assist in the pharmacy, triage, dental clinic and public health education
- 1 - 2 Pastors (to take an active part in the Spiritual aspect of the team and work with the National Partners/Spiritual Counseling).
- 1 Physical Therapist
- 2 medical students/residents
While this trip is co-sponsored by Women in Medicine and Dentistry and the needs of the clientele are predominantly for female providers, men are invited to appy and it is important for several to be a part of this team.
Language Requirements: Spanish helpful but not necessary as translators will be available. We anticipate most participants will not be fluent in Spanish.
We expect this trip to fill quickly, based on our previous experience and on the number of women who have already expressed interest. If you are interested, sign up soon!Participants will be chosen based upon the order of their applications and the needs of the team.
Vaccination Information: Wondering what immunizations you’ll need for the mission trip? Please refer to the Centers for Disease Control website.