Amazon Medical Expedition
Study Medical Science & Public Health in Brazil
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Upon arrival in Manaus, Brazil, transport to your river boat for a group dinner and meetup with your International Medical Relief team for the week.
You will be cruising on the Amazon River or one of her many tributaries today. Your team will gather in the bow to get to know one another and have a training session that will prepare you for the clinic days ahead! Each day you will visit a new village, either arriving in the morning or docking overnight nearby.
Your team will explore a different village each day, some close to the water’s edge and some where you may walk into the village. You may set up clinic in a church, a school, or even in the village square. Some villages will be small, others big. This is a trip where you will see it all. If you are lucky enough to catch a festival in a village, you will be sure to be right in the middle of the action!
This is your departure day – plan to depart in the late afternoon or evening to have time to get your land-legs back and see more of beautiful Manaus. Your time in the villages is complete and you’ll take home great memories.
¡Bienvenido a Brasil!
In partnership with International Medical Relief, your team will live and work on the Amazon River in the heart of the rainforest. Every moment on the river is a feast for the eyes, from the magnificent sunrises to the magnificent sunsets. You may even see an elusive jaguar or impossibly large anaconda as you survey your surroundings from the bow of the 5-star riverboat you will call home.
The Amazon Region of Brazil has about 23 million people with extremely low density. Your team will see patients with malaria and dengue fever, tinea and scabies, chagas disease, and many different wounds. Malaria, Dengue Fever, Leishmaniasis, Tuberculosis, and Leprosy are major public health concerns in the region but there is also an epidemiological shift occurring with the rise of chronic, non-communicable diseases, personal violence, and alcoholism. 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.
Interested in adding or modifying activities? No problem! All Worldwide Navigator itineraries can be customized to your liking!
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