The Dominican Republic has been at the heart of Medical Ministry International’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 a 1 or 2-week commitment.
At the clinic site, the team will provide medical consultations, screen surgical patients, and 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 of 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.
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. Airfare is not included.
For further information, contact the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space on Project Teams is dependent on demand and need, please reach out to confirm availability.