Bolivia, Sep 9 - 18, 2022, Human Trafficking Relief, w/Dr. Trish Burgess, SR1568
NOTE: GHO has a COVID plan to do our best to keep trip participants and our patients safe and healthy. We are watching closely (see updates below *) as countries begin to open up and trusting the Lord to make our way clear. It is possible this mission will cancel in which case your application and funds will be moved to a future mission of your choice.
*Currently CDC has lifted guidelines and no longer recommend a quarantine upon return to the U.S. if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19. We do however recommend you check with your employer or hospital for their requirements before committing to the mission.
*All team members must be COVID-19 vaccinated to attend this mission trip. This includes ages 16 and up, with younger team members not allowed to attend at this time. All Covid-19 restrictions will be lifted as soon as safely possible.
*Special Travel Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions and regulations, no deviations from the trip dates will be allowed.
We welcome primary care physicians, pediatricians, gynecologists, infectious disease physicians, dentists, pharmacists, dermatologists, optometrists, ophthalmologists, psychologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, EMT/first responders, dental hygienists, dental assistants, physical/occupational therapists, students, servants (non-medical helpers), and a pastor.
Bolivia is a beautiful country with snowcapped mountains and majestic vistas! On this trip we will be staying in La Paz and taking the cable car lift up to El Alto to work in the ministry center. This is a Human Trafficking mission into the red-light district in El Alto. There are 3,000 registered prostitutes working in this area and likely many more than that. Our ministry partners have been working in this area for almost 20 years and have never had the chance for a medical team to come alongside them and help them extend their outreach even further into the community. We will be bringing the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ along with our health care. This will be a first-time mission for GHO to this area.
We will be working with the Community Health Center in La Paz. They will be bringing a mobile unit to help with HIV screening. They have requested an Infection Disease doctor to teach them up-to-date treatment of HIV. They are also interested in learning about cervical cancer screening from our gynecologists. They are excited to have a medical team that cares enough to come alongside them and work with this vulnerable population. We will be bringing them public health HIV and STI disease prevention materials as well.
Visa Requirements: Upon landing in Bolivia, you must obtain your Bolivia Visa (valid for 10 years) at an additional cost of $160. You must take a Mastercard or Visa credit card with you to pay this additional cost at the airport.
NOTE: This trip is in the mountains of Bolivia. We will be staying in La Paz which is at 10,000 ft. elevation and riding up to El Alto at 13,000 ft. We are leaving a day early to give us an extra day to acclimate to the elevation before starting our clinic. If you are sensitive to higher elevations or have any history of high-altitude illness (High Altitude Pulmonary Edema) this trip will not be for you.
Global Health Outreach
P.O. Box 7500 • Bristol TN 37621
|$150.00||Application Fee (due upon applying/acceptance)|
|$1,695.00||Project Fee (due two weeks prior to trip)|
|$1,300.00||Estimated International Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
|$400.00||Estimated Domestic Airfare (will be adjusted to actual airfare total and is due upon ticketing)|
Waiver of Responsibility Form Required
Your application is not complete until this form is completed.
- Important Note! The expiration date on your valid passport MUST be 6 months beyond the return date of your trip. We recommend g3visas.com.
- Foreign language skills are appreciated, but not required.
- Attending morning and evening team meetings.
- Serving in the capacity of position on team and/or at the direction of the team leader.
- Read "GHO Participant Manual" located under Forms.
- Begin fundraising.
- Submit all requested documents to GHO upon application.
- Immunizations - www.cdc.gov/travel