Mexico - 7 days
*This is a sample itinerary
Country: Mexico: Baja
Arrival Date: 08/19/2018
Departure Date: 08/25/2018
Duration: 7 days
Arrival City: Phoenix
Departure City: Phoenix
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.Learn More
ISL’s Baja Mexico program is an on-going humanitarian project that takes place in Puerto Peñasco, situated along the beautiful Sea of Cortez. We work with global health agencies, local health ministries, and other NGOs to build capacity in our partner communities. Volunteers are able to gain valuable experience participating in community clinics and working in institutional and community health contexts.Learn More
*This is a sample itinerary
Meet ISL staff at the Sky Harbor Airport; settle into Villa Granada, a cozy lodge located in down town Puerto Peñasco with a 5-minute drive to Malecon (waterfront). Discuss tomorrow’s agenda and the itinerary of the trip.
Morning: “Welcome to MEXBAJA” Orientation.
Afternoon: Medical Orientation, Medical Spanish Seminar (Practice taking vital signs and patient histories, patient examination, house visits, community triage)
Evening: Cultural activity learn a little bit more about Mexico. Dinner out, Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda
Morning/Afternoon: Centro de Salud Tour/Health Field Work/ House Visits (Team splits into small groups and visits homes in an ISL partner community, assessing living conditions and the need for acute care. Common acute health concerns include lice, scabies, parasites, diarrhea, and acute childhood illnesses)
Evening: Dinner out, Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda
Morning/Afternoon: Community Clinic (volunteers rotate through stations performing patient interviews, taking vitals, and helping in the pharmacy. They will also have the opportunity to observe the examination/diagnosis/treatment process where appropriate)
Evening: Dinner out; learning session on Desert Medical Plants Seminar (diagnosis, treatment, prevention) Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda
Morning/Afternoon: (Working alongside an ISL partner community in the feeding program. Helping in the preparation of meals, serving of meals and cleanup of facility)
Evening: Dinner out; Group Reflection; discuss tomorrow’s agenda
Recreation Day at Pinacate: a biosphere reserve national park with volcanic craters and desert life/landscape to enjoy, including presentations by park staff, hiking and picnic.