About This Team

Country: Mexico: Baja

Arrival Date: 03/17/2018

Departure Date: 03/24/2018

Duration: 8 days

Arrival City: Phoenix, AZ

Departure City: Phoenix, AZ

Cost: $1495.00

Volunteers will be working with local health agencies to provide much needed optometry-related health services in ISL partner communities in and around Puerto Penasco. You will also have the opportunity to explore the colorful Mexican culture and spicy cuisine while enjoying the beautiful Sea of Cortez.
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About Optometry

The World Health Organization has determined that lack of eye-care is one of the most crucial needs in developing countries. Because refractive needs and other eye problems don’t necessarily cause immediate pain, eye care is often under prioritized when resources are limited, – especially for children. Through ISL, thousands of the underserved have received eyewear and eye care.

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About 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. 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.

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