***THIS TRIP DEPARTS FROM MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT***
****Trip Requirement - all team members must be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus at least 3 weeks prior to departure.***
***$300 non-refundable deposit is due before any team member is added to a team roster.***
As a team, we will fly from Miami into San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on Friday, April 21, 2023, and travel to Olanchito, Honduras in trucks and/or vans (5-6 hour journey). Team members will stay in the Beverly Hotel in Olanchito. We 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 leave Olanchito early Friday, April 28th and spend a day of relaxation in the coastal town of Tela. We will spend the night at the Hotel Playa Bonita. Beach activities and shopping are nearby; there is also opportunity to 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***
***Please note that passports must be valid up to 6 months from your trip return date.***