Nagua & Cabrera, Dominican Republic (Medical, Dental, Surgery)
The Dominican Republic has been at the heart of MMI’s work since the founding of our ministry in 1969 after the Christian Medical Society (MGM) project in Puerto Plata in 1968. This project has the option of 1 or 2-week commitment.
At the clinic site, the team will provide medical consults, screen surgical patients, perform surgery, dentistry, IHE and optometry. Surgical procedures often include reconstructive plastic, orthopedic, hernia repair, thyroidectomy, cholecystectomy (open), lipoma resection, hysterectomy, C-section, ventral hernia, carpel tunnel, and other general surgical and OB/GYN procedures. The Dental Care Program provides a variety of services including fluoride treatments, sealants, dental cleanings, extractions, and restorative procedures on most our projects. Primary Care services include consultations, lab procedures, filling prescriptions, parasite treatments, sonograms, audiology screening, ear cleanings, and wellness checks. The hospital in Cabrera has around 15 beds and up to three OR tables. The team will be staffed with North American volunteers, MMI DR, and involve local staff.
The team has 9 surgery and clinic days. Participants are expected to fundraise on behalf of Medical Ministry International to help raise the funds necessary to cover the budgeted costs of the Project Teams. These fundraising goal minimums include accommodations, meals, travel insurance, and malpractice insurance. Air fare is not included.
We have implemented rigorous biosafety, patient management, and project team safety protocols in response to COVID-19. Agreement to follow protocols will be required as part of the online application process. Project planning is ongoing for all 2021 programs. Project status will be confirmed 90 days prior to departure based on current information as Medical Ministry International monitors the global impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.