Public Health

Everyone needs a helping hand sometimes

Our Public Health & Medicine expeditions are curated to provide in-depth and immersive experiences in identifying medical issues and education on public health. Students partner with investigators for collaborative field surveys and research on topics such as water testing/lead testing, hair testing, malnutrition studies, the incidence of disease, and epidemiology reports of community health burdens. Students participate in course-related clinics lead by a renowned leader in field medical work, International Medical Relief, to provide patient care through basic triage skills, education on medicine usage, pharmacy script transmission, chronic disease management, scribing for providers during diagnosis and comprehensive examination, dental clinic, medical clinic, sterilization, patient care and community sustainability and education. Envision yourself identifying diseases in Cambodia, aiding a child with Ichthyosis get life-saving medical attention, or providing HIV prevention education. Choose from destinations like Myanmar, Indonesia and Africa. 

Make a Difference

Through our partner International Medical Relief (IMR), your group will work in acute care medical clinics in communities with limited access to healthcare resources under the supervision of licensed professionals.

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Amazon Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, your team will live and work on the Amazon River in the heart of the rainforest. Your group will be providing medical relief and education on hypertension, diabetes, smoking, and sexually transmitted diseases in addition to basic hygiene, water storage, sanitation, and mosquito/insect control.

Andes Mountains Medical Expedition

Join us in partnership with International Medical Relief for a trip to Lavalle, Argentina in the Mendoza region of the Andes! This beautiful area will feed your senses with magnificent views of the beautiful wineries, olive groves, fruit orchards, and the highest mountain in the Western and Southern hemisphere, Aconcagua.

Cambodia Medical Expedition

Cambodia’s tragic history defined by decades of political unrest, violence, and poverty has surprisingly shaped an inspiring, optimistic and warm population. This poignant intersection of a painful past and developing present leaves no visitor untouched.

Caribbean Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, join us as we travel to Haiti for medical relief and public health education. The Haitian culture is incredible and diverse, with much strength and resolve.

Costa Rica Medical Expedition

Costa Rica’s charm lies in its lush rain forests, unspoiled beaches and abundance of wildlife. With 24% of the population under 15 and 11% over 60, you will care for patients of every age in partnership with International Medical Relief.

Dominican Republic Medical Expedition

We will be traveling to villages surrounding the province to provide patients with much needed health care services, dental care, education and medications. In partnership with International Medical Relief, it will be your group’s priority to provide care for the people of the Dominican Republic who can’t access care.

Gambia Medical Expedition

The Gambia is known as one of the most culturally rich countries on the African continent, with many tribal and ethnic groups living peacefully side-by-side. In partnership with International Medical Relief, we have been invited by the Ministry of Health to provide aid to these populations.

Guatemala Medical Expedition

Welcome to La Antigua, a small city in south central Guatemala known for its colonial and Spanish baroque architecture, active and dormant volcanoes, multi-colored buildings, secret doorways and warm people. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will host clinics in the beautiful valleys around La Antigua and in schools and orphanages near the city.

Himalayan Medical Expedition

Join our partner organization, International Medical Relief in Nepal for a heart-pounding adventure through the heart of the Himalaya’s where you will trek with local Sherpas to remote communities in order to offer acute medical care.

Honduras Medical Expedition

Welcome to Honduras, a country known for its natural beauty and extreme poverty, with more than 50% of the population destitute. Health care is almost nonexistent in the rural areas of the country where your team will work in partnership with International Medical Relief.

Kenya Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, we continue to make a difference in Kenya as we return to aid survivors in this land of continued healthcare peril. Participate in a truly ‘Out Of Africa’ experience and bring aid to those living in disadvantaged situations without access to medical and dental care.

Koh Rang, Cambodia Medical Expedition

Encompassing a number of picturesque islands, the Koh Rong Archipelago delivers the kind of off-the-radar experience that many of South East Asia’s islands offered 30 years ago prior to a rise in tourism; where white sand beaches, protected reefs, and jungle-covered hills remain untouched. Worldwide Navigators has partnered with International Medical Relief, Song Saa Private Island and the Cambodian government to provide healthcare to islanders living within the Archipelago of the Thailand Gulf.

Myanmar Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, we will venture to small city communities and remote villages around Yangon (formerly Rangoon). You will hold clinic in small Buddhist temples, under tarps in the middle of the village, in orphanages, or in the simple homes of the people you will treat.

Nicaragua Medical Expedition

The growth in the Bluefields area has expanded beyond the ability of the medical structure to care for their patients. In partnership with International Medical Relief, we work in town to help offset the overload of patients from the continual growth in this area.

Panama Medical Expedition

In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will be working with indigenous people and small villages throughout Panama. On this trip, you will be part of a continuing effort to help some of Panama’s poorest groups of indigenous people and the indigenous community that works in the largest garbage dump in Panama City.

Peru Rainforest Medical Expedition

This beautiful trip starts and ends in Pucallpa, Peru. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will provide care for many of the Shipibo-Conibo people as you work in the small villages along the river.

Philippines Medical Expedition

We are excited to return to Leyte — one of the most beautiful islands in the chain of 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines with our partner International Medical Relief. Your group will provide acute medical and dental care to many families while teaching them how to stay healthy in their environment.

Polynesian Medical Expedition

In February 2018, Tonga was hit hard by Tropical Cyclone Gita, a category 4 storm that damaged more than 1,600 homes, caused widespread flooding, contaminated water supplies, and increased the incidence of dengue fever and rotavirus. In partnership with International Medical Relief, you will see patients of every age and diseases ranging from the commonplace to some of the neglected tropical diseases.

Rwanda Medical Expedition

Rwanda’s history, past and recent, contains a mixture of tragedy and triumph, and you will find the locals resilient, bright, and warm-hearted. Partner with International Medical Relief to tackle Rwanda’s principal health problems include dysentery, malaria, and acute infections left untreated.

Senegal Medical Tour

Most of Senegal remains rural, with very limited education, almost no health care outside of the cities, and extreme poverty. On this expedition, we will focus our efforts on the Talibé children.

South Africa Medical Expedition

Twenty years into South Africa’s democracy public health issues remain a challenge in epic proportions. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will be working in several communities of refugees, tribes and those living in slums without access to health care.

Tanzania Medical Expedition

Tanzania, a land of spectacular beauty, is one of the largest countries of Africa. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will host clinic in the small villages surrounding Arusha, at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Thailand Lantern Medical Expedition

Experience the real “Land of Smiles” in a serene town of Northern Thailand where you will stay in a small forest compound surrounded by mango trees. In partnership with International Medical Relief, your group will participate in an ongoing effort to decrease certain health concerns in the villages we work in.

Uganda Medical Expedition

Join us as we return to Uganda to provide lifesaving care and extensive health education in small villages around Kampala and Jinja in partnership with International Medical Relief. Your group will participate in an ongoing effort to empower communities to take steps for better preventative care through community health education and in training community members to help others in their communities.

Vietnam Medical Expedition

The Vietnam you see today is steeped in ancient rites and traditions that have survived throughout the bumps and scrapes of history. Join us in partnership with International Medical Relief in Da Nang, Vietnam for a fully-immersive medical and health expedition.