Date: July 13 – July 20, 2019.
Host City: The trip will start and end in David, Panama and will visit various indigenous villages across the Panamanian jungle.
The JH scholarship will cover a percentage of total trip costs.The precise amount will be determine in the next few weeks.
ABOUT THE TRIP
Jose’s Hands,International Medical Relief , and medical officials in the Republic of Panama will harness the expertise of dedicated health and medical professionals to address an innumerable amount of challenges in the Central american nation.
The main goal of our medical mission is to provide medical care to a large number of under-served people in rural and indigenous villages of the Republic of Panama. The 8-day trip will provide medical assistance in branches like internal medicine, public health, odontology, emergency medical services and much more. Students will be led by Panamanian and American medical professionals throughout the trip and collaborate while learning different practices. Clinic sites are set up daily during the time of your trip.
Most of the people who receive medical care are women, children, and the elderly.
International Medical Relief is committed to helping the people of Panama. IMR has sent 8 teams in the last three years to Panama, working with indigenous people and small villages throughout the country. On this trip, you will be part of a continuing effort to help some of Panama’s poorest groups of indigenous people. The team will travel by various modes of transportation into the Panamanian jungle. You will be staying in dormitory style accommodations and you may also camp for part of the trip in small schools while staying in the villages where your patients live . You will have a great adventure, seeing first hand how your patients live while helping hundreds of indigenous people to be healthier!
The Republic of Panama is located in Central America. Panama is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Costa Rica, and Columbia. The striking landscape of Panama varies from mountains to long stretches of pristine beaches. Rich in natural resources and minerals, the landscape is scattered with waterfalls. Panama is known for the Panama Canal and this must see engineering wonder is on our list of things to do. Watching the big ships go through the canal and learning about this engineering wonder is quite fantastic – did you know that the original gigantic dredging machines are still in daily operation, more than 110 years after first starting their engines?!
This trip will be a mix of dormitory style accommodations and camping (or sleeping inside a building) in the villages where you will provide much needed care for patients in remote communities. It will have the best of all worlds–time in the jungle, time in the city, and wonderful food! Specific details on the stay will be emailed to the student closer to trip time as these locations can vary year to year.
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You will experience life in the small villages and may have the opportunity for some amazing birdwatching . The harpy eagle is Panama’s national bird, but the bird to watch for is the famous emerald-green quetzal!
This trip will start and end in David, Panama – a short 1 hour flight from Panama City. San José de David, or David, is the capital of Chiriquí Province, in western Panama. David is Panama’s third largest city and Chiriqui Province is home to Panama’s tallest mountains, longest rivers and most fertile valleys. It is also home to Panama’s only volcano and not just any volcano but a volcano with 7 craters! No longer active, it is the highest point in Panama. Chiriqui is the center of Panama’s thriving coffee industry so come thirsty!
The heart of the mission is to serve the needy, which we will accomplish by touching each life via our care, compassion, and our love towards each child, adult, and family we will see.
BEFORE APR 16TH, 2019: 2,450
- Pay 1,475 of the total cost by the Early Bird date AND upload/complete all of your required documents and forms receive $200 off the cost of your trip.
- Meeting this goal ensures that your space on the team is confirmed
- You are an EARLY BIRD!
- Payment in full is due by Jun 22nd, 2019
AFTER APR 16TH, 2019: 2,650
- To confirm your space on the team: Pay 1,475 of the total cost AND upload all of your required documents and forms!
- Space on our teams is on a first come/first serve basis. Your space is not reserved until you have met these requirements.
- Payment in full is due by Jun 22nd, 2019
- Unfortunately, eligibility for the $200 savings on this trip is no longer available after Apr 16th, 2019.
This includes all in-country lodging for all nights with taxes included; all transfers from and to the airport; all in-country transportation in air-conditioned buses; all meals in the Republic of Panama; and official mission shirt as well as Jose’s Hands Scrub set.
Reminder: the price does not include airfare.
- Purchase your flight the moment an IRM or JH Rep informs you of which flight to purchase. Send a screenshot of the flight to a JH rep to confirm your spot.
- Apply to JH scholarship (scholarship.joseshands.org)
- Scholarship amount is awarded on your behalf once you purchase the flight and sent to JH or IRM representative towards your balance
- Final payment (remaining balance) will all be due 30 days before departure.
**You may choose to mail it at: One to the Other Ministries, 5131 East 25th Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74114. If you choose to PayPal your final payment, you may do this but it will cost you an additional 2.9% fee (from PayPal) The PayPal email is: email@example.com.
*Price subject to change due to many factors, but usually never does.
Jose’s Hands will help you create an online fundraising portal. You will simply create a profile, set your fundraising goal, and begin sharing your page among friends and family. With easy social media sharing tools, your fundraising page will go viral among social media circles, and you will raise your portion of the mission trip cost in no time. Jose’s Hands will also provide you with a fundraising packet to assist you in raising your remaining balance. Do not fear, you’ll be surprised just how generous your friends and family can be, proud of you attending a selfless mission!
If you want additional information on how can you make the trip of your lifetime even more enjoyable , confortable or cheaper just contact us and will be more than happy to make this experience the bet it could be.Also important informtaion on safety measures , preparations and everything you will need to know prior this trip , will be provided by our team at the Jose´s Hands Family.
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We at Jose’s Hands believe it is important to introduce first-year medical school students to medical missions in underserved and underrepresented communities abroad. Exposing students early to the various social, cultural, and health conditions facing a developing world community provides a hands-on, eyewitness account necessary for building and sustaining a lifelong involvement in philanthropic medical service.