The Vassar Haiti Project provides support for the village of Chermaitre through four initiatives: education, medical access, reforestation, and water purification. The L'Acul medical clinic was built in 2009 and continues to be funded via the Vassar Haiti Project.
Vermonters volunteer in Honduras in the areas of education, health, rural development and agriculture, women and families, and others. Health projects include primary care and health training in Tegucigalpa, and a clinic in Lempira targeting at-risk women and adolescents for training in the prevention of STDs, pre-natal care, and more.
VPI operates the Mombin Crochu hospital. This facility is a small clinic with an OR and maternity/delivery room that is functional when teams come in. The facility has clinics, dental services, and some public health/outreach programs. The hospital holds around 20 people, but can be expanded when needed.
This organization has been sponsoring medical teams and providing primary health care to Haitian cane cutters in villages surrounding La Romana for over a decade. Surgical teams work at Good Samaritan Hospital. Long term programs address malnutrition of children and womenâ€šÃ„Ã´s health.
Christian organization that has deloped a concept of a Pipeline of Resources â€šÃ„Ã¬ a simple aid distribution system for medical missions â€šÃ„Ã¬ by first learning to serve one country â€šÃ„Ã¬ Guatemala.
The Virginia Hospital Center Medical Brigade conducts an annual medical/surgical mission to Comayagua, Honduras. VHC Medical Brigade also trains community healthcare workers to provide basic medical care at three clinic sites in remote mountain villages through their Remote Village Project.
The program today includes over 340 twinnings, making it the largest citizen-to-citizen network linking Haiti and the United States. Parish aid has built dispensaries, provided medicines and medical supplies, trained and paid the salaries of nurses, established preventive health programs, and sent medical teams to work in clinics and dispensaries. The program also brings patients from Haiti to the U.S. if they need surgery which is difficult or impossible to get inside Haiti.
The Voluntary Health Program (VHP) is a nonprofit health care program which focuses on providing primary medical and surgical eye care to under-served rural areas in Central America and the Dominican Republic. VHP conducts short term missions offering comprehensive on site diagnosis, surgical and medical treatment of eye diseases as well as the distribution of corrective glasses.
VOSH volunteers are optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists, and medical personnel in 33 chapters. During the year 2003 VOSH completed more than 90 missions serving over 140,000 people. Missions are from one to two weeks. In addition VOSH has helped establish permanent eye clinics in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Mexico . Their programs provide recycled eyeglasses, treat eye disease and perform eye surgery.
The Washington Overseas Mission is a humanitarian aid organization that has been sending medical, dental and construction teams to Honduras and Central America for more than 10 years. Based in the small town of Washington Missouri, their volunteers have helped to improve the lives and health of over 100,000 people in this region of Central America.
Waves of Health is a non-profit organization providing primary medical care to underserved communities in the developing world, including the Dominican Republic. In addition to conducting annual medical missions, Waves of Health aims to educate healthcare professionals about the health problems prevalent within the communities they serve.
Wings of Morning is a non-profit, nondenominational Christian medical, dental, evangelical organization working in the Caribbean, Central and South America, and the Pacific. WOM sponsors short-term missions in both medical and dental clinics, with an emphasis upon evangelism.
WINGS' mission is to increase access to contraception and reproductive health care by addressing common obstacles such as geographic isolation, lack of financial resources and education, and cultural barriers. They work with Guatemalan Non-Governmental Organizations and government health centers, reaching out to rural communities, subsidizing the cost of family planning methods, providing cervical cancer screening for the poorest Guatemalans, and offering seminars on reproductive health to rural poor Guatemalans.
Women Orthopaedist Global Outreach (WOGO) is a not-for-profit organization led by six female orthopaedic surgeons. As a team of Operation Walk, they are dedicated to providing free surgical treatments for patients in developing countries that have no access to life-improving care for arthritis or other debilitating bone and joint conditions.
World Pediatric Project (formerly International Hospital for Children) focuses on surgery and treatment for children of Latin America, with future plans to expand areas of service. They provide critical surgeries for children at WPP Network Hospitals, and send surgical and diagnostic missions to program countries including Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, and Honduras.
WSF has sponsored yearly surgical missions. They typically complete 25-40 surgeries a day during a ten-day mission, including an annual mission to Honduras. WSF also assists medical facilities worldwide fulfilling requests for items and/or mission workers to provide surgical care. They have supported facilities in Costa Rica, Guatemala, Haiti, Kenya and Russia.
Wuqu Kawoq collaborates with community health workers to provide medical care for diabetics. It also provides training to midwives and health promoters. Wuquâ€šÃ„Ã´ Kawoq works in rural communities throughout the departments of Solola, Chimaltenango, Sacatepequez, and Suchitepequez.
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.