Global Health Team #PERUC85GH12

COUNTRY: Peru: Coastal Route

ARRIVAL: August 5, 2017
DEPARTURE: August 16, 2017
DURATION: 12 Days
ARRIVAL CITY: Lima
DEPARTURE CITY: Lima
COST: $1895

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.


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 – Coastal Route

Sample Global Health Itinerary

12 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; Practical and Medical Orientation; Medical Spanish class; Dinner and rest.

 

Day 2:  Global Health Activities; Visit Historical Center of Peru; Pharmacology Seminar.

 

Day 3:  Global Health Activities; Suture Seminar.

 

Day 4:  Global Health Activities; Tropical Disease Presentation.

 

Day 5:  Global Health Activities half day; Travel to Pisco/Paracas.

 

Day 6:  Recreation; Ballestas Island, Paracas National Reserve and Huacachina oasis; Handicrafts and cultural experience.  Options for R&R to visit: Dune buggy rides at Huacachina: $18.00, Ballestas Island: $14.00,
Paracas National reserve: $5.00

Return to Lima.

 

Day 7:  Global Health Activities; Dinner and group reflection.

 

Day 8: Global Health Activities; Dinner and group reflection

 

Day 9:  Global Health Activities; Dinner and group reflection

 

Day 10:  Share with the community; optional sand boardingtour to Huacachina in Ica, Peru. ($18.00 US)

 

Day 11: Recreation day in Pisco; return to Lima

 

Day 12: Departure.