February 28 - March 7, 2020
Mission Trip 2020:
Date: Friday, February 28 - Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica
Program: Primary and Preventative Care, Dental Care, and Integrated Health Education
Medical Directors - John Kopchick, MD & Carla Howard, NP
Dental Director - Kent Willett, DDS
The parish of St. Elizabeth is located on the southern side of Jamaica and extends 468 square miles. The parish has an estimated population of 151,887 and the economy is largely supported by agriculture. The parish is served by one public type C Hospital, located in the Parish capital-Black River and 25 health centers across the parish-provided by the Ministry of Health (MOH). The targeted communities are very rural and are served by type I & II health centers. In most cases, patients travel long distances to acquire necessary medical attention.
The targeted communities are rural towns and rarely visited by NGOs comprising of General Practitioners and Dentists. These centers do not provide any dental care and some patients wait all year round for the JMUSA Dental Team for extractions.
Team Members Needed:
Medical: M.D., D.O., Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Nurse, EMT, Medical/Nursing student
Dental: Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Dental Assistant, Dental Student
Integrated Health: Physical Therapist, Dietician, Teacher, General Helper
Pharmacy: Pharmacist, Pharmacy Tech, Pharmacy Student
Participant Project Donation: $995.00 (USD) plus airfare.