Philippines, May 3 - 18, 2023, w/Dr. Trish Burgess, SR1595
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. There is a church in Cebu, Living Word of Cebu which planted 90 small non-denominational evangelical churches throughout the Philippines. Our national partners are working in one of those small churches. 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.
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
|$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)|
|$500.00||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