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VOSH/INTERNATIONAL Clinic Guidelines

Suggested Equipment to Bring for a VOSH Clinic

Release and Waiver For Volunteers (USA & Intl)

Release and Waiver For Patient (USA Clinic)

Release and Waiver Re Photo and Video (Spanish & English)

Pharmaceutical Requests

Travel Assistance: Book thorough Key Travel for Special Fares and Benefits

Final Team Information Letter Template

Sources for New and Used Glasses

National Vision provides financial support to SVOSH chapters for clinic trips

Mission Insurance: VOSH Chapters have obtained insurance for their mission trips from Gallagher Charitable: https://www.travelwithgallagher.com Gallagher provides short and long term liability and other insurance coverage, including professional liability insurance for foreign clinics.  https://www.travelwithgallagher.com/full-line-of-products.aspx

Disaster Relief Protocols

Collaborate with a VOSH Student Chapter on your Clinic Trips

Partner with an ophthalmologist to provide cataract surgeries through Surgical Eye ExpeditionsHELPS International or Vision Outreach

Sustainable Clinics Need VOSH Teams: Work at a VOSH “Ready Made” Clinic: These locations have sustainable clinics servicing the local populations and need your VOSH team to come work at the clinic. This is a simple way to serve others with less planning.
Haiti Clinic contact vosh@VOSH.org
Nicaragua contact vosh@VOSH.org
El Salvador, ASAPROSAR
El Salvador, FUDEM

Spanish Language Resources:
Practical Spanish in Eyecare Book
AOA Spanish Exam Guide
Common Eye Condition Explanations

 

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VOSH Chapters: Download your Chapter Logo!
Questions? Contact vosh@vosh.org

USA AND PUERTO RICO

VOSH-ARIZONA

VOSH-CONNECTICUT

VOSH-PUERTO RICO

VOSH-Illinois

VOSH-ONE (OF NEW ENGLAND) (CT.MA,ME,NH,RI,VT)

VOSH-SOUTHEAST (AL,FL,GA,SC,MS)

OUTSIDE THE USA

VOSH-ONTARIO

VOSH-BRITISH COLUMBIA (TWECS), CANADA

VOSH-HONDURAS (FUNDACION PARA SERVICIOS MEDICOS VOLUNTARIOS)

VOSH- QUEBEC (SANTA CRUZ) CANADA

VOSH-INDIA-MAHARASHTRA

Updated COVID-19 and VOSH Humanitarian Clinics Advice

Due to an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 infections, a new variant that is more contagious, and these being early days in the vaccination distribution, VOSH/International DOES NOT recommend that chapters participate in domestic or international eye and vision clinics at this time.

We reiterate that at a time when the coronavirus continues to spread quickly in many parts of the world and vaccinations are not yet available to local populations, the risk of close contact with patients in a crowded outpatient environment remains high.

If a VOSH Chapter or VOSH volunteer chooses to hold a clinic against our best guidance, this is done at your own risk, by your own decision and should be in line with current local/national government rules.  VOSH/International would like to reiterate that safety for VOSH volunteers and our patients is of utmost importance and central to any decision-making process.

We have published our updated clinic guidelines with best practices to be observed in this new context.  You can download VOSH/International clinic guidelines here

Also please keep checking the following sites with official and most recent updates:

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

US CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/when-to-delay-travel.html

US Government Travel Advise: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/COVID-19-Country-Specific-Information.html

Thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times, hard work and dedication to improving vision and eye health throughout the world.

John Daniel Twelker, OD, PhD, FAAO, FVI

President, VOSH/International

January 2021