Tubagua - Munoz and Cabarete Region

June 17 to June 26, 2017


Trip Code: DR0617
Team Size:  20
Application Due Date:  March 30, 2017
Application Status Notification: April 10, 2017
Team Leadership: Tammie Tally-Ingrao
Minimum Donation Amount:  $2,150.00

Note: Applying for a team does not guarantee acceptance. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application in the estimated date notification.


Overview

This team will provide both health care and health education services. 

Project Helping Hands will be serving in the communities from Tubagua, Yassica, Haitian Batey,s of Munoz and Barrio for 5 years with this upcoming trip providing Health Education and health care services.


Trip Details

The team will fly into Gregorio Luperon International Airport near Puerto Plata or Cibao International airport in Santiago and be met by our in country host.

Team members will  be transported to Tubagua Plantation Eco Village which will serve as home base for the majority of the time during in the Dominican Republic.

Team members will travel out to the clinic locations each day and return to the same housing at evening. 


Skill Requirements

The primary focus for this team is to provide general health care and health education services. We seek licensed health care professionals including but not limited to the following!

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Dentists
  • RN's
  • EMS Personnel
  • Student Nurses
  • Translators (Spanish/English)
  • Non-Medical Support Personnel

We welcome both medical and non-medical volunteers with a spirit of adventure and determination to partake in a culturally sensitive growth opportunity while helping others in need of our services.  Above all you must be willing to work as a team for the common goal of our mission!


Trip Rating

  • This trip requires a level of fitness to be able to participate in the activities as described.
  • Amount of in-country travel:  From the housing locations the team will have be transported "out and back" each day to the clinic locations in Tubagua, Yassica region, Munoz and Barrio Blanca (Cabarete).
  • Sleeping arrangements:   The team will stay at theTubagua Plantation Eco Lodge for all but the final two nights of the trip. The final two nights will be at a Hotel in Cabarete where the team will be able to enjoy a short visit to the beach.   All facilities have beds, restrooms and showers. You will be sharing rooms with up to three others but with each person having their own bed.
  • Running water/electricity:  We will have running water and shower facilities.  Electricity will be available most of the time.  The DR does experience rolling blackouts and you might be without electricity at times (particularily in the evenings)  All facilities have generator or solar power back up.  Wireless internet is available at the Tubagua Plantation Eco Lodge.  
  • Physical requirements:  This is a moderate demand trip where most needs are comfortably provided for.
  • Climate:  You should be prepared for rain and/or sunshine. This is the beginning of Hurricane season in the Carribean and you should be prepared for thunderstorms with rain and when the sun comes out it will be warm and humid.

Provided by Project Helping Hands

  • Round trip Domestic Airfare. (from a major airport, does not include regional airports)
  • Round trip International Airfare. (from USA departure point to destination country and return)
  • All in-country air and ground transportation. (All transportation in La Paz and from Uyuni)
  • All applicable VISA fees.
  • Airport departure taxes.
  • International Travel Insurance. (Insurance does not include trip cancellation)
  • All meals included. (does not provide for specialized diets such a vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)
  • Housing while in our host country.
  • Project Helping Hands team deployment package. (shirt, name tag, luggage tag, trip of intention and invitation letter)
  • Transportation, meals and any fees associated with the one day sightseeing to the Salt Flats activity on the teams day off.

Not provided by Project Helping Hands

  • Airline baggage fees 
  • Meals or lodging in the USA due to a forced layover
  • Passport Fees
  • Fees associated with vaccinations
  • Personal Gear
  • Personal choice food or snacks either home or acquired within destination country
  • Personal drinking water (We recommend that you maintain an adequate supply of water).  
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance (We recommend that you purchase your own trip cancellation insurance)

 

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