May 23-May 27, 2013, DISH 2nd International Medical Service in Haiti – call for Volunteers!

DISH is organizing its second International Medical Service in Haiti planned for May 23 until May 27, 2013. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, including those who were present during the days after the earthquake, are being called to join this humanitarian effort and help DISH reach this critical milestone.

2012 DISH medical service team

2012 DISH medical service team

Focus: General surgery and primary care in rural Haiti

When: May 23-May 27, 2013

Where: Dame-Marie, Haiti

Dame Marie

Travel Schedule

  • Depart from Miami, FL to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday May 23.
  • Return to Miami Monday, May 27.

Our goals

The purpose of this trip is:

  • To provide primary ambulatory care and perform elective surgical interventions in a rural area of Haiti. We are aiming to perform up to 3,000 consultations over one week of free medical and surgical services.

Who can participate?

  • Medical Doctors from all medical specialties including internal medicine, general surgery, plastic surgery, infectious diseases, cardiology, pulmonary, family medicine, pediatrics, dentists, podiatrists, emergency medicine…etc
  • Nurses ,  Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Associates
  • Pharmacists
  • Other healthcare professionals

 

To participate please register online by filling the online form: 

 

Travel Rules

  • Each volunteer traveler agrees to pay for his or her own travel tickets as well as room and board.
  • We will stay in same hotel.
  • We will try to find group discount rates with airlines and hotels.
  • Supplies Needed. Each participant will make an effort to collect and bring supply from the following list.
Dr. Kansky DeLisma examining a patient

Dr. Kansky DeLisma examining a patient

List of needed supplies/equipment for the service

  • Blood pressure cuffs
  • Stethoscope
  • Otoscope
  • Tongue depressors
  • Glucometers  & test strips
  • Bandages
  • Gauze
  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Adhesive Tape
  • Peroxide
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Disposable gowns

Medicines Needed: (we can only accept unexpired medications in sealed containers)

  • Tylenol/Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Multivitamin
  • Antiacid medications
  • Cough medicine
  • Anti-fungal medicine (Lotrimin or other otc athletes foot meds)
  • Permethrin 5%
  • Antibiotic ointments
  • Neosporin/polysporin
  • Benadryl  (tabs & children’s liquid)
  • Imodium
  • 1 % hydrocortisone cream or other prescription steroid cream
  • Antibiotics (Amoxicillin, Keflex, Bactrim, Ciprofloxacin, Augmentin, etc)
  • Antiparasites  (flagyl, mebendazole…)
  • PinX  (otc pinworm medicine)
  • Antibiotic eye drops
  • Inhalers (albuterol, atrovent, flovent, advair)
  • Prednisone oral tablets and liquid
  • Electrolyte replacement solution – powder pedialyte or generic
  • Medical tape
  •  Blood pressure medicines
  • Diabetes oral medication
  • Regular Insulin

To donate any of the above medicines and/or supplies, please send them to:

D.I.S.H
Attn: Dr. Kansky DeLisma, MD, MPH
3550 Biscayne Blvd, Suite 600
Miami, FL, 33157

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