PA Students Team #BostonPA18

COUNTRY: Mexico: Baja

ARRIVAL: March 11, 2018
DEPARTURE: March 18, 2018
DURATION: 8 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Phoenix
DEPARTURE CITY: Phoenix
COST: $1495

Just 3 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

Volunteers will be working with local health agencies to provide much needed health services in one of three ISL partner communities in and around Puerto Peñasco. They will also have the opportunity to explore the colorful Mexican culture and spicy cuisine and enjoy the beautiful Sea of Cortez.

PA Students Teams


Mexico: Baja

ISL’s Baja Mexico program is an on-going humanitarian project that takes place in Puerto Peñasco, situated along the beautiful Sea of Cortez. Though Puerto Peñasco is a safe tourist area, due to high unemployment and high numbers of newly deported nationals struggling to get home, it also houses a very large underserved community. We work with global health agencies, local health ministries, and other NGOs to build capacity in needy communities. Volunteers are able to gain valuable experience regardless of team size, participating in community clinics and working in institutional and community health contexts.


What ISL Provides

What to Bring

Meet the Staff

Saul Veladiz Mexico Assistant Team Leader
Saul Veladiz
Assistant Team Leader

Saul Veladiz is a native of Mexico who was raised in Phoenix, AZ. He is now an entrepreneur and small business owner in Puerto Penasco. This allows him the flexibility of being available to ISL teams as needed. Saul’s positive and outgoing personality, hard work ethic, and love of helping people any way he can makes him a favorite of ISL volunteers.

Ruben Escobido Mexico Assistant Team Leader
Ruben Escobido
Assistant Team Leader

Ruben Escobedo is a native of Mexico, who specializes in sustainable desert agricultural practices. When not helping ISL teams, he works at Livingstones Christian Community Center as a teacher and assistant administrator. He enjoys working with people of all ages.

Dr. Eliel Lopez Mexico Medical Director
Dr. Eliel Lopez
Medical Director

Dr. Eliel Lopez is a native of Mexico and is also the Health Services Coordinator for one of the primary governmental health agencies in the area. He’s been a doctor in Puerto Penasco since 1989. ISL is pleased and honored to have him on the team. He is very passionate about his work and loves teaching ISL volunteers.

Maricela Moad Administrative Assistant Mexico
Maricela Moad
Administrative Assistant

Maricela is a native of Mexico. Besides her job as administrative assistant, she loves helping out on teams as needed. She is very organized and is a great asset for ISL. When she is not working, she enjoys exercising, cooking, reading, and tanning at the beach.

Michael Brinbaum
Michael Birnbaum
Mexico Country Coordinator

Michael is the founder of ISL and, among other duties, he serves as a New Programs Organizer, including the ISL Baja Program. In setting up the Baja Program he has implemented the first “full-time-come-anytime” ISL location. Michael enjoys living in the neighborhood ISL serves, with the people they serve. He also enjoys visiting his grown sons and their families in Washington State as often as… Read more

Activity Information

Itinerary

Belize

Sample Global Health Itinerary

10 Day Program

 

Important Program Note:  Teams will participate in some of the following global health activities: Hospital tours, home visits, institutional assignments, community clinics and health screenings stations, and school screenings/health education sessions. Therefore, time periods noted as “Global Health Activities” may refer to any of the above, to be determined based on volunteer expertise level and needs of our community at the time.

 

Optional Activities: Are available upon request.

 

Day 1:  Arrive in Belize City, BZE, travel to housing, settle in, dinner and rest.

 

Day 2: General and Medical Orientation, Medical Spanish class and Public Health Surveying Seminar; sorting and labeling donations.

 

Day 3:  Global health activities; Health education at local school, medical skills practice; prepare for Tropical Disease Presentation.

 

Day 4:  Global health activities; group reflection, Tropical Disease Presentations

 

Day 5:  Global health activities; visit Maya ruins; group reflection, suture and injection class.

 

Day 6:  Global health activities; Health education with patients; group reflection.

 

Day 7:  Global health activities; local tour or natural medicines seminar.

 

Day 8:  Global health activities; trip evaluation, cultural night.

 

Day 9:  Recreation day Caye Caulker.

 

Day 10:  Departure.