Honduras Medical Expedition
Study Medical Science & Public Health in Honduras
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Upon arrival in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, your group will transfer to your accommodations to meet the International Medical Relief team you will be working with on this excursion and enjoy a team dinner. Be prepared to travel each day to remote villages where care is non-existent. Arrival will be followed by dinner and an orientation meeting to prepare you for clinic and the patients you will see. We can’t wait to get started!
After a group breakfast, your team will travel to villages to host clinics. There will be many acute cases presenting to you but as is true everywhere, hypertension and diabetes will also be prevalent as will malnutrition. Your clinic days will be rewarded with homemade ice cream by the local famous ice cream maker, group dinners with debriefings and optional excursions in the evenings.
Your group will have the opportunity to explore the town’s jewel – an amazing cave that is young and growing. You’ll learn how the cave was discovered and much more. Following a bit of caving, we’ll take the trucks up the mountain for a short hike. The beauty of this place is astounding. In the evening, enjoy a group dinner in town — a true culinary treat!
Say goodbye to your team and farewell to Honduras before beginning your departure home. Consider extending your stay to explore Honduras further!
¡Bienvenido a Honduras!
Welcome to Honduras, a country known for its natural beauty and extreme poverty, with more than 50% of the population destitute. Major risk factors include high unemployment and inadequate public education. Many schools have up to 80 children in a classroom with one teacher. Of all the children entering 1st grade, only 30% are still in school by 6th grade and only 8% continue to the university level. Health care is almost nonexistent in the rural areas of the country where your team will work in partnership with International Medical Relief.
The towns where we will care for patients have a high prevalence of diseases transferred by mosquitoes such as malaria, dengue, and recently chikungunya, especially during the months right after rainy season. Due to the lack of clean water and sanitation methods diseases such as skin rashes/ infections, ear, eyes, nose and throat infections, respiratory infections, influenza, heartworm, and diarrhea are seen daily in adults and children. Oral hygiene is nonexistent and dental care is of critical importance. The local doctor is fully supportive of our visit and will collaborate with us to care for those patients with chronic illness such as hypertension and diabetes.
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