Global Health Team #JAM819GH9

COUNTRY: Jamaica

ARRIVAL: August 19, 2017
DEPARTURE: August 27, 2017
DURATION: 9 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Kingston
DEPARTURE CITY: Kingston
COST: $1695

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

Volunteers will be working in developing communities to provide Global Health services to those in need. They will also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills and explore the cultural landscape in a meaningful way.

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.


Jamaica

Surrounded by the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean, Jamaica is a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, waterfalls, and music, but one does not have to venture far from the beachside resorts to witness the extreme need that exists in many Jamaican communities.

ISL’s Global Health teams to Jamaica fly in and out of Kingston and lodge in May Pen. We provide health services and medications in the Canaan Heights neighborhood, a shanty community in which the majority of houses are made of tin and other scrap materials.


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.

Meet the Staff

Princess Lawes Country Coordinator Jamaica
Princess Lawes
Country Coordinator

Princess Lawes has been with ISL in Jamaica since 2012 as a Country Coordinator and Team Leader. Her outgoing personality and familiarity with the needs of her community help her guide ISL volunteers to projects and clinics that have the most impact on meeting the needs of the people of Jamaica. She loves to cook and volunteers love her famous Christmas cake!

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

Jamaica

Sample Global Health Itinerary

9 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 Kingston, Jamaica, travel to housing, settle in, dinner and rest.

 

Day 2: Practical and Medical Orientation, Patois Language Tips.

 

Day 3:  Global health activities; health surveying.

 

Day 4:  Global health activities; group reflection

 

Day 5:  Global health activities; group reflection.

 

Day 6:  Global health activities; group reflection.

 

Day 7:  Global health activities; visit to health center.

 

Day 8:  Recreation day at Dunn’s River Falls.

 

Day 9:  Departure.