MEDICAL MISSIOns

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The day to day needs of our partners around the world remains dramatic - only worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic. As PWH's medical missions often fill the gap of basic healthcare in rural or forgotten communities, we were devastated to be "grounded" for most of 2020 & 2021. PWH hopes to restart our critical Mission work in fall of 2021 - sTAY TUNED

 

As we move forward with the medical mission program in 2021, we want to ensure that all team members and international partners are safe. COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for PWH participants.

our mission program

 

PWH aims to improve global health conditions by sending medical personnel on missions to developing countries each year. PWH organizes these missions in partnership with local hospitals and clinics, delivering thousands of pounds of medical supplies and equipment to those in need.

Participants provide surgical and primary healthcare services as well as offer skilled training and educational opportunities for nurses, nursing students, Community Health Workers (CHW), and local residents.

Through these missions, coupled with our Container Program, PWH has established an extensive network of international partnerships. Since 2009, we have held programs in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cameroon, Colombia, Libya, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Turkey (Syrian refugees) and Uganda.

Each mission is approximately two weeks long and applications are open to all medical personnel and non-medical PWH volunteers. PWH handles all travel logistics.

Each team member will participate in a full day of work activities. Activities include: primary care, Project 10,000 education, BP screening, wound care, and more.  Students will have the opportunity to work alongside a variety of health care professionals and learn about health care delivery in the developing world.  

Join us for an incredible opportunity to provide healthcare to those who need it most in a structured, educational, and safe environment! Our upcoming medical missions are linked below. If you are considering a mission or have any remaining questions, please contact us. If you are ready to start the application process, please fill out the medical mission interest form, linked below.