Amazon & Yavari Rivers (dental & medical)
Medical Ministry International will facilitate a 10-day Primary Care, Dental, and Health Education project along the Amazon and Yavari Rivers from July 1-11, 2020. Accommodations are NOT in tents.
MMI’s work in the Amazon began in 2004. The Yavarí River Amazon Project teams deliver primary care and dental services in a 200 km radius around Leticia, Colombia. Leticia is an ideal location to serve patients from three different countries: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. Our Dental Care Program provides a variety of services including fluoride treatments, sealants, dental cleanings, extractions, and restorative procedures on most our projects. Primary Care services include consultations, lab procedures, filling prescriptions, parasite treatments, sonograms, audiology screening, ear cleanings, and wellness checks.
The team will be made up of mostly North American volunteers and many local staff. Participants are expected to fundraise on behalf of Medical Ministry International to help raise the funds necessary to cover the budgeted costs of the Project Teams. These fundraising goal minimums include accommodations, meals, travel insurance, and malpractice insurance. Air fare is not included in the fundraising goals.