This nonprofit organization's goal is to work in respectful partnership with Mayan Guatemalans to have a positive impact on the problems associated with Guatemala's history of violence against indigenous populations, natural disasters, poverty, illiteracy and disastrously high rates of infant and maternal death.
Through Rotary District 6510 BCP provides orthopedic care for Belizean children under the age of 18. Dr. Jack Sheridan, an orthopedic surgeon, donates his time, and travels each year to Belize, where he conducts clinics and identifies the children who can be helped through treatment in the United States. Year-round referral program through local doctor. See MMEX mission listing for contacts.
The Belize Mission Project has been taking doctors and dentists into Belize since 1991. They are familiar with temporary licensing requirements, and also have connections to facilitate the entry of medications and supplies into Belize.
Beyond Borders has established a network of international and Haitian organizations to improve the delivery of emergency assistance. Following the earthquake in January 2010, Beyond Borders has been connecting medical teams with local organizations. In addition, Beyond Borders has been organizing a child protection initiative to help children who have become separated from their parents or have lost their parents.
Christian-based mission located in Montrouis north of Port au Prince on Route One south of St. Marc. They have a small basic clinic for the poor. They are open 6 days a week and have a nurse, pastor who serves as a pharmacist and manager there all the time. They have a doctor who volunteers when he can.
Cape CARES sends teams of doctors, dentists, nurses, translators and support personnel to Honduras about 6-10 times each year. Offers free medical and dental services to people in locations where there is no access to on-going medical treatment.
Non-profit, humanitarian medical organization dedicated to providing free heart surgery and other medical support to children and adults living in underserved areas of the world. It is comprised of volunteer medical and non-medical staff located throughout the world.
CARE, International is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE is focused on community-based efforts to improve basic education, prevent the spread of HIV, increase access to clean water and sanitation, expand economic opportunity and protect natural resources. CARE also delivers emergency aid to survivors of war and natural disasters, and helps people rebuild their lives.
Caribbean Heart Menders provides life-saving surgery for children in need as well as helps train medical professionals and develop local hospitals to be able to treat patients on their own. Since 2003, CHMA has sponsored a surgical and interventional cardiac catheterization one-week long trip to the Dominican Republic. Their team performed heart surgery and catheterization at Clinica Corazones Unidos in Santo Domingo and in Santiago.
The Foundation provides free medical and dental care and health education on disease prevention, sanitation and nutrition through a clinic in Limon known as the Carolina Health Clinic. Several teams visit the clinic each year.
Casa de Esperanza provides medical, dental and construction services in central Honduras. The portable dental clinic provides free dental care. Medical clinics are periodically run alongside the dental clinics.
Casa Guatemala is an orphanage that cares for the nurturing, health and education of over 250 children. This site, located in Zone 1 of Guatemala City, also houses a 24 hour/25 bed on-site medical centre, which extends free treatments to thousands of children and adults per year. The infant home and clinic is entirely staffed by Guatemalans and includes: 2 doctors, 5 nurses, 7 baby sitters, a lab technician, a cook, a psychologist and 3 social workers. Dr. Alvaro Fiugeroa leads a team from the Rush Craniofacial Center in Chicago each year to perform cleft lip/cleft palate surgeries.
Cathedral of the Incarnation in Nashville has adopted a Haitian parish, St. John the Baptist in LaVallee, a mountainous region 50 miles from Port-au-Prince. Among other outreach programs, a healthcare and medical trip is planned each year to provide care to the sick in the outlaying areas of LaVallee, especially those who are unable to travel to St. Joseph hospital.
Works in health care, education, public policy and justice issues in Hinche, Haiti. The diocese hosts numerous visitors, and sponsors conferences. Their web site has a calendar of trips (some medical), conferences and links.
CMMB began working in Haiti in the 1920's, and now supports healthcare initiatives with benefits to women and children. These include a school-based health program, a daycare center with health care, and work with St. Boniface hospital in Fond des Blanc.
CAMO is a non-denominational Christian organization providing medical equipment, community service, supplies and training to impoverished regions of Central America. Many CAMO programs and medical missions serve Honduras.
Centro Maya Project is located in San Juan La Laguna Sololá, Guatemala. They provide humanitarian, educational, and medical assistance to indigenous Mayan families, with a focus on those families with disabled children. They offer medical/dental services at Clínica Sanjuanerita (http://www.odimguatemala.org/?page_id=59).
Each year, Children of the Americas, Inc. organizes a volunteer medical/surgical team that travels to Guatemala to provide free medical and surgical care to children and their families. Services provided include outpatient general medical treatment, plastic surgery (including cleft lip and palate repair and burn reconstruction), OB/GYN surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, general surgery, and dentistry. The group also includes an orthotics and prosthetics component that provides braces and prosthetic devices to children who have lost limbs due to accident or injury.
Children of the Nations works in homes, schools, farms, skill centers, clinics, and village feeding centers in the US, Dominican Republic, Sierra Leone, and Malawi. Over 300 interns have served from one month to one year in each country. COTN supports sends both medical and surgical teams as well as evangelistic teams to these countries.
Charitable organization involved in social and healthcare projects in Nicaragua, Mexico, Rwanda, and Haiti. In Haiti they collaborate with the Foundation for Mercy and Sharing to support 3 orphanages and an OB-GYN Hospital and Clinic(Mercy Clinic)in Port-au-Prince.
Mission Statement: The goal of Medical Mission Exchange(MMEX) is to facilitate referrals of underserved patients to appropriate medical specialists in Belize, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras and Guatemala.