Zambia Sep 17 - 30, 2021, Orphan Care w/Joshua Daniel, PharmD, SR1545
NOTE: GHO has a COVID plan to do our best to keep trip participants and our patients safe and healthy. We are watching country requirements closely. It is possible this mission will cancel in which case your application and funds will be moved to a future mission of your choice.
*Currently CDC has lifted guidelines and no longer recommend a quarantine upon return to the U.S. if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19. We do however recommend you check with your employer or hospital for their requirements before committing to the mission.
All team members must be Covid-19 vaccinated to attend this mission trip. This includes ages 16 and up, with younger team members not allowed to attend at this time. All Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted as soon as safely possible.
*Special Travel Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, no deviations from the trip dates will be allowed.
This trip’s specialty is ORPHAN CARE.
We welcome primary care physicians, pediatricians, dermatologists, dentists, pharmacists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, first responders, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical/occupational therapists, students, servants (non-medical helpers), and a trip photographer/videographer on all of our general medicine and dentistry trips.
We are looking for primary care and pediatrics providers to deliver orphan care to this extremely impoverished area of Zambia. The stark reality of Zambia is the overabundance of orphaned children that have been left, forgotten, or ignored. Zambia has the highest per capita orphan rate in the world with approximately 1.4 million orphans in a country roughly the size of Texas. This country has been ravaged by HIV/AIDS. Our national partners tell us there is little HIV there now as they have largely died off. When a child is orphaned usually they become the responsibility of a distant family member or neighbor. Because they are another mouth to feed, these children are usually not welcomed and considered a burden. Many are forced to find their own food and sleep outside. One in every four households is a child-headed home with a child acting as the primary caregiver. This trip we will be serving primarily orphans along with local people in each area. In this area, most exist on less than one dollar per day. We are working with a small local church and school living and serving in this area. They have little to no access to health care although many have received vaccinations. They have essentially no dental care. Since we will be seeing a large number of children we really need an optometrist who can size glasses. Typically we only have reading glasses without someone who can size them.
“I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:18
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this; to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
Would you prayerfully join me in this mission to look after His children?
For more information, email the team leader, Joshua Daniel, PharmD, at [email protected]
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
|$150.00||Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)|
|$1,890.00||Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)|
|$2,000.00||Estimated International Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
|$300.00||Estimated Domestic Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
Waiver of Responsibility Form Required
Your application is not complete until this form is completed.
- Important Note! The expiration date on your valid passport MUST be 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. We recommend g3visas.com.
- Foreign language skills are appreciated, but not required.
- Attending morning and evening team meetings, including devotions
- Serving in the capacity of position on team and/or at direction of the team leader
- Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms.
- Begin Fundraising
- Submit all requested documents to GHO right away.
- Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel