ABOUT OUR TRIPS
Each year, IAM facilitates multiple medical and surgical trips to Haiti. The primary purpose of each trip is to provide remote villages in Haiti with medical care and to educate Haitians on subjects such as oral hygiene, STD’s, and nutrition. These trips give us the opportunity to walk out our values: to serve in difficult places and circumstances, to educate before medicating, to build long-term solutions that work with limited resources, and to care about the health and life of each patient we treat.
Due to the lack of government funded clinics and available healthcare, our only solution has been to take these clinics to the people. Through our clinical trips, an average of 1,000 to 1,200 patients are treated each year. Our doctors treat everything from headaches to malnourishment, skin rashes to STDs, and dehydration to diabetes. We also fit people for reading glasses and clean teeth. In addition, IAM performs more than 40 surgical procedures, ranging from minor cases, like removing extra digits and performing circumcisions, to major cases, like hernia repairs and emergency cesarean sections.
Both medical and non-medical personnel are needed for our medical trips. If you are interested in attending a trip, please contact us.
Interested in attending future trips or learning more about where you could best help to serve the mission? Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Recent Mission Trips: January & February 2018
Medical Mission Trip: January 2018
- This year’s medical trip was in Ferrier, Haiti, where the team saw over 1,000 patients! In anticipation of the permanent medical clinic we are working to open in Ferrier, our medical teams began treating these patients in order to start giving and teaching the kind of care we’re excited to introduce to the area. Guibert, another city in Haiti where IAM has a presence, has a high level of health and overall nutrition and wellness, as we’ve been working with the community for nearly 20 years. Our work in Ferrier will hopefully lead to higher percentage of overall health as we’re able to continue our treatment in the coming years.
Surgical Mission Trip: February 2018
- This year’s surgical trip to Ferrier, Haiti was an incredibe success! The team performed nearly 60 surgeries for adults and children alike – more than ever before. What’s more, Dr. Betsy Washburn, a breast surgeon and oncologist, attended with the group and saw to multiple high priority breast cases.