Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Global First Responder will eb working with MedGlobal in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh – Working medical clinics in Rohyngya refugee camps.  Medical personnel requested.

Puerto Rico July 2018

Cost of Materials: $5,149 + $50,000 of Donated Solar Panels | Number of Volunteers: 6 | Population: 9,301

The GFR construction/solar team deployed to Puerto Rico for continuing reconstruction efforts and installation of solar to facilities in need in multiple cities.
 
Solar was installed on a cancer clinic in Vieques. Often members of this community with cancer would choose to forgo treatment rather than travel several hours one way to receive care. Now patients will be able to use their local clinic to receive the necessary treatment.

Puerto Rico, January 2018

Cost of Materials: $5,183 + $30,000 in donated solar panels | Number of Volunteers: 4

Arroyo Population: 19,117 | Patillas Population: 19,277

Global First Responder construction team to repaired homes devastated by the hurricane. Solar panels were installed on two clinics; one clinic in Arroyo and another in Patillas. The progress made on this trip would not have been possible without the generous donation of solar panels. 

Ponce, Puerto Rico

While in Puerto Rico we will be working to assist in hurricane relief efforts with both healthcare and construction crews. Potential construction projects while in the country include solar panel installation at clinics, provision of medical services at a shelter, and demolition at a clinic or housing.

Tappita, Nimba County, Liberia

Cost of Materials: $4,614 | Number of Volunteers: 9 | Population 462,000

Our volunteers ran public health clinics along with members of the Liberian health authorities as well as participating in an academic conference with the local medical school. We worked with Jackson F. Doe Hospital to serve over 500 patients in 3 days. 

While in Liberia our medical professionals held a 2-day academic health conference to train Liberian doctors, nurses, and staff.

 

Saint Marc, Haiti

On this trip, Global First Responder will be continuing its new initiative of partnering with local hospitals in Haiti to support sustainable healthcare development. There will be sustainment of the shared goal to equip hospitals with the skills, education, and supplies they need to provide health care for patients and staff. Volunteers on this trip will not directly provide the health care, but they will instead work side by side with local physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other staff to share knowledge and skills. We are beginning where there is the greatest need: emergency and general medicine as well as pediatrics. Be a part of our partnership in Haiti, today!

Outside Marrakech, Morocco

This trip involves Global First Responder members and volunteers traveling to the Outside Marrakech in Morocco to provide medical and humanitarian aid to locals. Our volunteers offer medical clinics and health education classes and engage in community service projects for the area. We work with local physicians to provide primary health care for all ages. The health education classes cover general hygiene, disease prevention, infant care, CPR, and first-aid training. Classes will be open to the public and health officials in the area. 

We are looking forward to and are grateful for the opportunity to help to improve the lives of others and the well-being of communities in Morocco. Join us!

Saint-Marc, Haiti February 2018

Cost of Materials: $7,759 | Number of Volunteers: 15

On this trip, 15 volunteers finished the guest wing on Osapo Hospital. 

Puttaparthi, India

Cost of Materials: $2,947 | Number of Volunteers: 11

GFR provided medical care and dental care to communities in and around Puttaparthi, India. Clinic was held in 5 villages and served over 1,000 patients. During our time in India, we followed up on care provided during our August 2015 trip. Health education was provided to in-country medical staff.

Saint-Marc, Haiti

On this trip, Global First Responder continued its new initiative of partnering with local hospitals in Haiti to support sustainable healthcare development. There was sustainment of the shared goal to equip hospitals with the skills, education, and supplies they need to provide health care for patients and staff. Volunteers on this trip did not directly provide the health care, but they instead worked side by side with local physicians, nurses, paramedics, and other staff to share knowledge and skills. We began where there is the greatest need: emergency and general medicine as well as pediatrics. 

Saint-Marc, Haiti

Global First Responder partnered with local hospitals in Haiti for the long-term goal of supporting sustainable healthcare development. The shared goal is to equip facilities with the skills, education, and supplies they need to provide and care for staff and patients. We are beginning where there is the greatest need: emergency medicine and pediatrics. 

The purpose of this trip was to start a new initiative where we began the process of bringing many teams of volunteers to help train physicians, nurses, and paramedics—to arm them with the skills and supplies needed to improve the quality of care that the hospital is able to provide to its population. This differs from a traditional “mission trip” in that we will not provide the care, but we will work side by side with the doctors and staff to share our knowledge and skills.
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Calais, France

Cost of Materials: $3,700 | Number of Volunteers: 13 | Estimated Population: 6,900

13 volunteers assisted refugees in the area by running a primary care clinic and providing medication.

 

Thonche Village in the Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal

This volunteer positions for this trip have been filled.

We will be working with Himalayan Family Healthcare to run clinic and make construction improvements to a local hospital.

Saint d’ Eau, Haiti

Cost of Materials: $9,400 | Number of Volunteers: 10 

On this trip, five groups worked together as a team to provide medical aid to residents of communities in and around Montrouis and Port-au-Prince. Global First Responder was excited to be able to work with Osapo, Project Medishare, Partners In Health, and Paul Chester Children’s Hope Foundation. A large team delivered large results!

Volunteers offered full-service medical clinics and health education classes and engaged in community service projects. The medical clinics provided primary health care to all ages. The health education classes covered general hygiene, disease prevention, infant care, CPR, and first-aid training. The community service projects involved constructing additions and making improvements to a hospital in Montrouis.

Our construction volunteers built an 8,500 square foot school for children to use for education.

Ben Guerir, Morocco

This trip involved Global First Responder members and volunteers going to Marrakech, Morocco. We worked to provide medical and humanitarian aid to locals.

Our volunteers offered medical clinics and health education classes and engaged in community service projects for the area. We worked with local physicians to provide primary health care for all ages. The health education classes covered general hygiene, disease prevention, infant care, CPR, and first-aid training. The classes were open to the public and health officials in the area. 

We are always excited to be helping out, however, we particularly enjoyed working in Marrakech, Morocco—somewhere we hadn’t been before. We are grateful to have the opportunity to help to improve the lives of others and the well-being of communities!

Lukula, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Cost of Materials: $13,700 | Number of Volunteers: 10 | Population 263,000

Global First Responder members and volunteers provided medical and humanitarian aid to locals in Lukula, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Solar technology was installed to Lukula General Hospital as well as an incinerator for medical waste. Toxic medical waste was previously dumped into a ditch near the hospital where children played. Wifi was installed and paid in full for one year. 

 

Lesbos, Greece

We teamed up with Salaam Cultural Museum for a joint trip to Lesbos, Greece. Together, we worked to assist in refugee relief efforts. Volunteers offered medical care, basic humanitarian relief, and logistical assistance to displaced Syrian refugees in the Idomeni Refugee Camp.

Kingston, Jamaica

We worked together with JAHJAH Foundation to provide health care and health education to residents of Kingston and other cities in the interior of Jamaica, including Ulster Springs.

Montrouis, Haiti

We worked with Osapo Foundation to provide medical care, health education, and upgrades and repairs to the local community hospital.

Jamaica

We worked with JAHJAH Foundation to provide health care and health education across multiple areas of Jamaica.

Cambodia

We worked with International Medical Relief to provide medical care to residents in multiple rural communities across Cambodia. 

Cusco, Peru

We worked with CERT International to provide health care to residents of rural communities in and around Cusco, Peru.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

We worked in conjunction with Project Medishare at Bernard Mev Trauma and Critical Care Hospital to provide medical care to the citizens of Port-au-Prince and outlying areas.

Kisumu, Kenya

We worked with International Medical Relief Organization to provide medical care to residents of rural communities in and around Kisumu.

Honduras

We worked with Global Brigades to provide local medical care to residents in rural areas outside of Tegucigalpa.