Philippines, May 1 - 16, 2024, w/Dr. Trish Burgess, SR1645

May 1 2024 - May 16 2024
$2250 + Airfare

We welcome physicians, surgeons, dentists, pharmacists, dermatologists, optometrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, first responders, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, students, servants (non-medical helpers), and a trip photographer/videographer on all our general medicine and dentistry trips.
On this mission, we will have a long journey to Cebu, Philippines where we will overnight and then take a ferry to the island of Bato. This is an island that is reliant on fishing, rice, and other agriculture. The population of the local town is 40,000 with the island having about 250,000 population. The area is underserved in healthcare, and we will be offering hope and healing to many with little to no access to healthcare.
This will be a unique opportunity to combine our general medical and dental mission with a surgical component. For this first mission, we are looking for a surgeon or two willing to join us and meet with the hospital to review resources and surgical needs they have to allow us to assist in planning a surgical component in the future.
The Philippines requires some teaching in the hospital, so we are looking for doctors also willing to step aside from the clinic to do some teaching. We will find out potential topics they are wanting to learn about well ahead of our mission.
Our national partner is a small church planted years ago.  We will attend church with them both weekends we are there.
The primary language is Cebuano with most speaking some English as well. We will have interpreters to assist our team. Our clinic will run Monday through Saturday, then we will have a couple of days to enjoy some of the local beauty of the Philippines before we head home. Additional travel must be booked on your own and coordinated with GHO travel before booking.

For more information about the location or other details, please contact the trip leader, Trish Burgess by email at [email protected].

Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
Phone: 888-230-2637
Fax: 423-764-1417

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Emily Hill
(423) 844-1079




$150.00 Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)
$2,100.00 Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)
$1,500.00 Estimated International Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)
$700.00 Estimated Domestic Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)


CMDA Waiver Required

Please download, complete, and return the CMDA waiver to [email protected] ASAP. This waiver is required.


GHO Waiver Required

Please download, complete, and return the GHO waiver to [email protected] ASAP. This waiver is required.




  1. IMPORTANT! The expiration date on your passport MUST be at least 6 months past the return date of your trip. Processing times for new passports and passport renewals is 3 - 4 months so we advise you to start the process immediately after you have been approved for the trip if your passport expiration date does not meet the requirement.
  2. Foreign language skills are appreciated, but not required.


  1. Attending morning and evening team meetings, including devotions
  2. Serving in the capacity of position on team and/or at direction of the team leader


  1. Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms.
  2. Begin Fundraising
  3. Submit all requested documents to GHO right away.
  4. Immunizations -


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