Vision Care trip to Fort Portal, Uganda in February/March 2019

We are planning a trip to Fort Portal, Uganda that will leave the US on February 22 or 23 and return on March 10, 2019. We are looking for licensed optometrists and other healthcare providers. Our primary goal is to provide eye care. There will be seven working days which will leave a couple days for safari trips to nearby national parks. In country costs have not been nailed down, but a rough estimate at this time is around $1500. This estimate does not include safari costs which are reasonable due to the closeness of the parks. Airfare is provided through the generosity of Emirates Airline Foundation. Any non-licensed individual who wishes to go will have to provide their own airfare. If an ophthalmologist  is available to provide cataract surgeries they would be very much appreciated. Also, if anyone wishes to arrive in Uganda early or leave later that can be arranged, but the core cost and expected work time will have to correspond with the group. Expenses outside the group will be up to the individual. For more details contact Clyde B. Slavin, OD. clyde.slavin@gmail.com 360-909-3776...

URGENT: VOSH Santa Cruz Needs Volunteer for Guatemala Mission

VOSH-Santa Cruz will have a mission to Guatemala that departs February 15th and returns February  25th. Since we have to purchase tickets within the next 2 weeks, we have to receive registrations with a first  deposit of 800$ Canada and the balance of 1000$ US  due  in November. Since payments are being made  this year, the receipts  will be for this year, and the per diem in 2019. The mission  will be in 2 parts first us in February, then followed by  a team of surgeons in early May to do the  surgeries The maximum number for the team will be  20. Please contact Dr. Pierre Labine immediately if interested at...

VOSH-CT Looking for ODs and Optometry Students

VOSH-CT is looking for optometrists, optometry students, opticians and any Spanish speaking volunteers to join their clinic trip to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. The dates of the clinic will be January 4-11th of 2019. This will be the 20th year that VOSH-CT will be serving this area, but they are in critical need of volunteers to make this trip happen. If you are interested, please contact Dr. Matthew Blondin at mblond2@aol.com or...

2-3 Optometrists needed for Mission to Guatemala

Dr. Nelson Edwards and Gerald Jackson are looking to add 2 or 3 other eye doctors to join their team on an upcoming Rotary eye clinic mission. The mission will be traveling to a Mayan village in northwest Guatemala on November 2-11, 2018. This team will be going to provide eye care to the Mayan people who have limited access to such care. For detailed information about the clinic, please contact Gerald Jackson, a Director of Casa Colibrí, at gerry@gjengineering.com. You can also visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CasaColibriUS/ or their website...

OutreachPARAGUAY looking to team up with VOSH

OutreachPARAGUAY is looking to collaborate with a VOSH chapter to provide vision care to rural Caazapá and Caaguazú, 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...