OutreachPARAGUAY looking to team up with VOSH

OutreachPARAGUAY is looking to collaborate with a VOSH chapter to provide vision care to rural CaazapĂĄ and CaaguazĂș, Paraguay. An anticipated 500 patients would need both refractive and ocular health care. OutreachPARAGUAY has taken other healthcare teams to Paraguay, and has a signed agreement with the Paraguayan Ministry of Health.  OutreachPARAGUAY has a history of organizing service-education trips to Paraguay. The organization provides assistance with trip organization including pre-departure training, in-country programming, in-country ground transportation, hotels, food, translators, and cultural experiences and excursions. The Directors of OutreachPARAGUAY have been traveling to Paraguay for 30+ years and are well-connected. Milner Sosa was born in Paraguay and Eileen Sosa was introduced to Paraguay through her service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Both would be very happy to explore how to bring needed eye care to resource-poor areas in Paraguay. Please contact Eileen Sosa at epsosa60@gmail.com for more information. More information about the organization can be found at their website: http://outreachparaguay.org...

VOSH-MI looking for ODs to join clinic team to Kenya

VOSH-MI is planning a return trip to Nakuru, Kenya on January 11-25, 2019. We are looking for two Optometrists to join our team. Please contact Nelson Edwards, OD ngedwards.o.d@gmail.com for more information. This is a VOSH Michigan chapter mission. We are hosted in country by Rotary clubs in Nairobi and Nakuru. Lodging will be in hotels and after mission, we have r&r planned in the Maasai Mara national park with safaris. Costs include airfare from Detroit about $900, and in country cost of...

VOSH BC/TWECS looking for volunteers for Nicaragua mission

VOSH BC/ TWECS CANADA has a project to Jiquilillo and Chinandega Nicaragua from November 11-18th 2018. Host: Gerry Caceres, Caridad Caceres and Chinandega Firefighters.   Place: Montys Beach Lodge http://montysbeachlodge.com/ All meals and snacks included.  Activities available are Surfing, Bicycle, Horse back riding, Volcano Sand Boarding, Paddle boarding, Mangrove Estuary exploration and Volcano Hike. If interested please email Dr. Marina Roma-March...

Mission Camana, Peru

VOSH Santa Cruz sent a team of 30 to offer a free eye clinic in Camana, Peru from May 4th till May 12th. We received 2,505 patients with close to 1,000 children and teenagers being screened and given appointments for the next morning. We had 10 exam rooms going and a large dispensing area. We were able to offer  glasses to almost everyone, bringing back 9 prescriptions that will be made in Canada. We were there last year, so we have been able to receive 6,417 patients in 2 years out of a population  of...