Brazil - Amazon
Date: September 25 – October 2, 2021
Partner: International Medical Relief
Estimated Economy Airfare: $1,000 – $1,300
About International Medical Relief: International Medical Relief (IMR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002 with the believe that knowledge of basic health facts and access to healthcare should not be the prerogative of select nations, regions, or classes, but should be shared by as many people as possible. International Medical Relief provides healthcare to under-served and vulnerable people around through world. International Medical Relief recruits qualified medical teams and offers short-term assignments for volunteer doctors, dentists, and other healthcare professionals to provide acute medical care, dental care, and community health education.
About the country: Brazil is the largest country in South America. It is one of the world’s most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations. Its Amazon basin includes tropical forest, diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems and extensive natural resources. Brazil has had a turbulent political path including colonization, military coup, and a democratic republic.
About the clinic site: The primary goal of this trip is to care for locals with treatable and often preventable conditions. You may treat conditions related to malaria, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, tuberculosis and even leprosy. You may also treat conditions of non-communicable diseases. You and the rest of the team will educate locals on how to stay healthy and care for their loved ones. Your team will live on a riverboat and work with populations who live on the Amazon River.
About the mission: Full COVID-19 Vaccination is required for participation. You will have the opportunity to provide community health education, medical care, preventative care, women’s care, dental care, and hygiene education to hundreds of patients during the week.