Global Health Team #FERNANDES2017

COUNTRY: Peru: Coastal Route

ARRIVAL: March 4, 2017
DEPARTURE: March 12, 2017
DURATION: 9 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Lima
DEPARTURE CITY: Lima

Just 4 more volunteers to make this trip a 'go'!

Volunteers will be working in partner communities in Lima and in the areas along the coast to Paracas to provide global health services to those in need. In addition to learning valuable skills, they will have the chance to experience the unique Peruvian culture and cuisine and visit the sites of the Ancient Paracas people.

Global Health Teams

ISL’s global health teams are interdisciplinary and able to provide a variety of general medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, healthcare management, and nutrition services in developing communities. From urban centers to small towns and villages in remote areas, our teams work in various settings to provide field clinics in which patient needs are assessed and acute conditions are treated.

Regardless of background, volunteers are able to receive an invaluable opportunity to not only interactively observe health professionals in action, but to actively assist with important aspects of health care under careful supervision. Our holistic approach makes ISL’s global health teams ideal for students of the health professions at all education levels.


Peru: Coastal Route

The narrow desert belt of Peru’s Pacific coastline stretches the length of the country and harbors fishing villages, beautiful beaches, agricultural lands, and Peru’s major towns and cities, including the capital of Lima. The amazing Andes Mountains separate the arid coastline from the lush Amazon Basin. The ecologically rich tropical rain forests of the Amazon encompass some of the world’s most remote and least explored areas. The Amazon Basin is also home to millions of indigenous highland people, who speak the ancient Inca language of Quechua and live in traditional villages with steeply terraced agricultural fields and wandering herds of llamas and alpacas.

Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru. With a population approaching 9.5 million, Lima is the fourth largest city in all of the Americas. ISL teams work in developing communities in and around the city after taking seminars on tropical disease, vital signs, physical exams, public health surveys, and medical Spanish.


What ISL Provides

ISL Provides 24-hour accompaniment by professional, bilingual staff, airport pickup/drop off, all ground transportation, all lodging, two meals per day, drinking water, instruction by licensed medical professionals, project medications and supplies, tours and basic recreation.

What to Bring

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Activity Information

You will need a stethoscope, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, scrubs, donations of medications and medical supplies (optional), and funds sufficient to cover one meal per day, premium recreation, personal spending, and departure tax.

Itinerary

Peru – Amazon Route

Sample Global Health Itinerary

9 Day Program

 

Important Program Note:  Teams will participate in some of the following global health activities: home visits, institutional assignments, community clinics and work with professionals, class practice for taking vitals, suture and injection class, 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 Lima, Peru, exchange money, settle into housing, dinner and rest.

 

Day 2: Practical and Medical Orientation; Medical Spanish class.

 

Day 3:  Global Health Activities; Pharmacology Seminar; city tour of Lima.

 

Day 4:  Flight to Iquitos; settle into the guest housing; city tour of Iquitos.

 

Day 5:  Global Health Activities; group reflection.

 

Day 6: Global Health Activities; group reflection.

 

Day 7:  Tour day in the jungle.

 

Day 8:  Souvenir shopping; flight back to Lima; settle into housing.

 

Day 9:  Departure