2018 MISSION SCHEDULE

We are excited to expand our outreach and we are relying on our volunteers for your continued support and enthusiasm!

1. A Native American Reservation, South Dakota, an eye screening mission, June 2-9, 2018.

  • Mission will provide eyeglasses and comprehensive eye exams by optometrists and ophthalmologists
  • Ophthalmologists, Dr Bill Epstein and Dr Pranav Patel are scheduled for this mission.
  • Our hope is to return 4-6 months later to perform eye surgeries, including laser surgery for diabetic retinopathy
  • Contact Dr. Messina if you are interested in joining by clicking here.

2. Joint Medical Mission with FNE International/ June 25-29, 2018 Sacred Valley, Peru:

  • Registration / Due by January 30, 2018
  • Requirements:
  • Physician Volunteer Registration Form Download here, or Non-Physician Volunteer Registration Download here.
  • Signed Waiver of Liability  Download Here
  • Signed Code of Conduct  Download Here
  • Scanned LEGIBLE copy of your passport picture page (YOUR PASSPORT MUST BE VALID FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS AFTER YOUR SCHEDULED RETURN)
  • Supporting documents necessary for Temporary Medical Licenses (required for physicians & listed on Physician Volunteer Registration form)
  • Evacuation Insurance is required, submit the Evacuation Insurance Information Download here.

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Snail Mail all of the above by January 30th for Peru Medical Mission  to:
Cathy Roberts
6 Sage Brush Ct
Setauket, NY 11733

Vaccinations:
Do not delay in obtaining your vaccinations, we strongly advise you to initiate this process in January/February.

Please discuss any necessary travel vaccinations with your primary care doctor who may recommend consultation with a travel medicine physician based on your insurance coverage. Travel vaccine recommendations can change from year to year and every participant’s health history is different.  Please also visit wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/peru

  • Vaccines recommended are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis, typhoid and Yellow Fever (if you are traveling to the jungle or to other South American countries). People usually don’t need malaria prophylaxis unless you plan on going to the jungles before or after your time in the Sacred Valley

3. Riobamba, Ecuador, cataract surgical mission, September 22-29, 2018

  • Working with Fibuspam fibuspam.org
  • 350 patients that have already been screened and cleared for cataract surgery.
  • We will need 2-3 ophthalmologists, complete staff for two operating rooms, and 1-2 sterilization technicians to operate the autoclaves, a critical care specialist or anesthesiologist, and 2 4th year medical students.
  • Contact Dr Messina or Cathy Roberts by clicking here if you are able to participate.
  • Physician Volunteer Application Form Download here, or Allied Healthcare Professsional Application Form Download here.

       Applications due February 15, 2018

 

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Award  Applications – Deadline extended to March 15th!

Each year, through the generosity of an anonymous donor, a Global Faith Award is offered to participants from the upcoming missions to apply for a monetary award to help offset the cost of the trip. The amount of the award will vary between $250-$325 depending on how many applications are submitted. To apply, click here.

Each year, through the generosity of Linda Shanley, A Promise to Peru is able to offer several John Shanley MD MPH Awards for Global Excellence. The award has been established in memory of her husband, Dr. Shanley, one of our co-founders. his award will be given to a mission participant who has participated on A Promise to Peru mission in the past to assist in offsetting the cost of their expenses. The amount of the award will be based on how many applications we receive. Last year there were three recipients and they each received $500. To apply, click here.