Athens, Greece Jun 3 - 12, 2022, Refugee Care, w/Dr. Eric Penniman, SR1574
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.
All team members must be Covid-19 vaccinated OR have documentable natural immunity by recent Covid infection along with a doctor’s note of recovery or by antibody testing to attend this mission trip. All restrictions are dependent on the requirements of the country of destination.
*Special Travel Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, no deviations from the trip dates will be allowed unless arranged by the individual in communication with the team leader and the GHO Travel Coordinator.
This trip is looking for primary care providers, dermatologists, dentists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical/occupational therapists, and an ophthalmologist or optometrist. The trip specialty is REFUGEE CARE.
The majority of refugees are seeking safety no longer found in their homeland. This trip will be focusing on ministering to the thousands of refugees in the tent camps and will also spend some time at the church clinic.
This country, as one of the main gateways into Europe for people fleeing numerous war-torn and chronically unstable countries, is on the frontline of this crisis which shows little signs of ending. Conflicts rage on in the home countries of many refugees and migrants landing on its shores.
The initial agreement to relocate refugees has faltered since a large majority agreed to it during the height of the refugee crisis in September 2015. Of the 160,000 refugees intended to relocate, about 5 percent or 8,000 have been settled. That leaves about 152,000 people waiting in ill-equipped shelters to be processed, settled, or deported. Living conditions for refugees in this area are very poor and their future is in doubt.
Since we will be serving a large population of Muslims, it will be important for us to have a large percentage of our providers to be female. This team will allow a limited number of non-medical helpers (called Servants). The minimum age to participate is 16.
We will have a chance to see the Acropolis and Corinth.
Could it be that you have been created for such a mission as this?
|$150.00||Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)|
|$1,695.00||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)|
|$200.00||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
- Must be 16+ years old to participate.
- Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms.
- Begin Fundraising
- Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel
- Submit requested forms and/or credential copies to GHO at once upon request