****This team will depart from Miami****
****Trip Requirement - all team members must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 at least 2-3 weeks prior to trip departure.***
After landing in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Friday, March 18, 2022, the team will travel to Olanchito, Honduras in trucks and/or vans (5-6 hour journey). We will stay in the Beverly Hotel in Olanchito. The team will conduct primary care clinics with a focus on health promotion in villages located within 1-2 hours from Olanchito each day. Team physicians will evaluate and treat all patients presenting to the clinics and have the capability to care for ill patients, administer steroid joint injections, perform minor surgery, and fit for eye glasses.
We will spend a day of relaxation in the coastal town of Tela on Friday, March 25th. We will leave Olanchito early on Friday and stay at the Hotel Playa Bonita. Beach activities and shopping are nearby; there is also opportunity to enjoy the beach and go snorkeling. The team will depart from the San Pedro Sula airport on Saturday morning.
Dr. Gary Goforth is the former Founding Program Director for the family medicine residency program sponsored by the Florida State University College of Medicine and is the medical director at Shell Point Retirement Community. He lives in Fort Myers, FL with his wife, Kathy. He has led over 50 VIMM trips and from 2008-2009 served as a VIMM sponsored missionary in Kabul, Afghanistan. He is a current VIMM board member and board chairman and has previously served as an advisory board member.
***Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic trip details are subject to change***
***$300 non-refundable deposit is due before any team member is added to a team roster.***
***Please note that passports must be valid up to 6 months from your trip return date.***