Mission to Haiti 2019
Jacmel, 7-14th May 2019
Visit this beautiful yet devastated country still reeling from the earthquake in 2010. This is a country in need or organised, regulated and structured medical aid, to help the thousands left without essential care. Haiti has very limited medical support of its own, ands so we are mobilising the might of Exile Medics- in close collaboration with Friends of Haiti Canada to provide part of a wider medical provision in Jacmel, on the southern coast of this shattered island.
Be part of the solution as an Exile Medic.
Before you head to the application at the bottom of the page, see the details below
Cost: Friends of Haiti will provide accommodation and transport around the island, and take care of you whilst you are in country. They will also provide nurses, administrative staff and translators for your whilst you are working. You will need to arrange your airfare and would be responsible for feeding yourself whilst you are there. In light of the nature of the work, there is a much reduced Exile Admin Fee of just £25 to cover your liability insurance and T shirts, clinical support, Pre deployment briefing day, audio briefing, logistical support and some medical equipment (This includes the obligatory, unfortunate VAT at 20% which goes straight to the government). Compare this to the cost of arranging your own expedition in this part of the world, and you'll agree that this is a good deal.
Dates: You should aim to be at Port au Prince airport on the 6th May 2019, and you will be collected and transferred at no cost from there. You will be taken back to Port au Prince on the14th May. We strongly suggest that you book a flight on the 15th May though, in order to avoid the dramas of Haitian travel.
Food: We recommend that you bring some your food for the week (we suggest 3 days worth) because we don’t yet know the extent of what will be made available in country. Friends of Haiti will be able to direct you to local food considered safe.
Accommodation: You will be provided with accommodation for the duration- this is indoors with a bed (luxury for an Exile Medic!). The weather in Haiti is very variable, and it can be very windy and can rain a great deal.
Communication: Mobile phone coverage is good in places, poor in others. We anticipate that the clinic will have landlines to contact the UK.
Flights: As this is a charity event Exiles will need to cover the cost of their own flights. You will need to buy your flights to Port au Prince Airport and back again.
Visa: UK passport holders do not, at present, require a visa to enter Haiti. Please be aware that we do not know the potential impact of Brexit on travel as yet. Please check with your local Haitian consulate prior to booking any travel that the requirements haven't changed for your particular passport.
It is essential that you review the Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice for Haiti before you apply to join this team
Travel advice: See here for FCO advice on travel to Haiti
We need nurses, and doctors for this one
Medical Students X F1s ✔ Nurses ✔ Paramedics X Physiotherapists X Doctors ✔
Questions? Ask them here
Complete the details below to express your interest by the 31st March 2019