Nursing and Medical Missions
The medical needs of the people in the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Haiti are tremendous, especially in slums and rural areas. Medical care we take for granted—like access to care or basic medications like antibiotics—are luxuries for so many.
Nursing and medical trip objectives
Foundation for Peace partners with nurses, physicians, allied health care professionals (e.g. physical and occupational therapists), audiologists, psychologists and students in these disciplines from a variety of practice settings, hospitals, universities and professional organizations. They deliver much needed care through medical clinics, home visits, and educational programs.
Our nursing and healthcare teams work with local volunteer physicians and specialists to provide assistance, facilitate referrals and provide follow-up as needed. FFP medical teams bring donated medicines and vitamins, and their trip fees are used to purchase additional medicines for common diseases seen such as bacterial and parasitic infections.
FFP encourages nursing and medical teams to serve through their strengths and specialties in order to best meet the needs of local communities. We welcome new outreach ideas!
What does a medical trip look like?
A typical medical/nursing mission trip includes medical and community outreach, relationship-building and working hand in hand with men, women and children in local communities. Medical teams typically see 600 to 1,000 patients a day, usually in rural communities.
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Here’s how one nurse answers the question, “What’s it like to join an FFP medical mission trip?”
I have many answers, but one word sums it up, “JOY!”
— Karen, BSN,RN
Will you join us?
We invite any medical professional—nurses, doctors, therapists, students—to come serve with us. We have existing partnerships with many communities in the Dominican Republic, Kenya and Haiti and will team you with the community best suited to your group’s skills, interests and needs.
Current medical partners include:
- College of St. Elizabeth Nursing Program (Morristown, NJ)
- Everett Community College Nursing Program (Everett, WA)
- Hearing Aid for Latin America, Inc. (Houston, TX)
- Mount Saint Mary’s College Division of Nursing (Newburgh, NY)
- New Jersey City University Nursing Department (Jersey City, NJ)
- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing – District 14 (NY)
- University of Memphis School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (Memphis, TN)
- University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Philadelphia, PA)
- Rutgers University School of Nursing (Newark. NJ)
- Wagner College, Evelyn L. Spiro School of Nursing (Staten Island, NY)
Need more information or want to sign up?
If you’re interested in organizing or joining a trip, or have questions, contact Kenneth W. Culver, MD, President, Foundation for Peace.
Or contact one of the following experienced leaders of FFP medical mission trips with questions regarding curriculum, logistics, patient care activities and health education initiatives: