Bolivia February 14 - 22, 2020, Human Trafficking Relief, SR1479
This trip is closed. Please check out our other trips at https://gho.servicereef.com/events?sort=upcoming.We welcome primary care physicians, pediatricians, gynecologists, infectious disease physicians, dentists, pharmacists,dermatologists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, EMT/first responders, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical/occupational therapists, students, servants (non-medical helpers), and a pastor.
Bolivia is a beautiful country with snowcapped mountains and majestic vistas! This trip we will be staying in La Paz and taking the cable car lift up to El Alto to work in the ministry center. This is a Human Trafficking mission into the red-light district in El Alto. There are 3,000 registered prostitutes working in this area and likely many more than that. Our ministry partners have been working in this area for almost 20 years and have never had the chance for a medical team to come alongside them and help them extend their outreach even further into the community. We will be bringing the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ along with our health care. This will be a first-time mission for GHO to this area.
We will be working with the Community Health Center in La Paz. They will be bringing a mobile unit to help with HIV screening. They have requested an Infection Disease doctor to teach them up to date treatment of HIV. They are also interested in learning about cervical cancer screening from our gynecologists. They are excited to have a medical team that cares enough to come alongside them and work with this vulnerable population. We will be bringing them public health HIV and STI disease prevention materials as well.
Visa Requirements: Upon landing in Bolivia, you must obtain your Bolivia Visa (valid for 10 years) at an additional cost of $160. You must take a Mastercard or Visa credit card with you to pay this additional cost at the airport.
NOTE: This trip is in the mountains of Bolivia. We will be staying in La Paz which is at 10,000 ft. elevation and riding up to El Alto at 13,000 ft. We are leaving a day early to give us an extra day to acclimate to the elevation before starting our clinic. If you are sensitive to higher elevations or have any history of high-altitude illness (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) this trip will not be for you.
For more information about the trip, please email the team leader, Trish Burgess, MD, at [email protected].
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
|$150.00||Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)|
|$1,505.00||Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)|
|$900.00||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
- You must be at least 18 years old to participate.
- Read "Team Participant Manual" located under Forms.
- Begin Fundraising
- Submit all requested documents to GHO right away.
- Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel