Haiti Medical Student Mission Trip
- Improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities
- Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce
- Address primary health care through programs in education, research, and service
With emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation, and the WORLD.
"Leading the creation and advancement of health equity”
Since 2008, MSM students and faculty have traveled to Haiti on a medical mission to provide much needed healthcare.
The 2017 mission trip is planned from July 23–29. Students will be working alongside local medical staff, traveling to rural communities, making house calls and transporting supplies purchased for the trip. Students will also take part in physical examinations, vaccinations, general wellness checkups, operate mobile clinics, and hold seminars on educating the general population. The goal of our trip is to each day serve as many underserved individuals as possible while incorporating MSM's mission.
In order to make this trip a reality our goal is to raise $25,000 for 9 students to accompany approximately 5 physicians to Haiti. Your generosity will enable us to continue to serve and make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Please help us reach our goal as we bring this project into fruition while leading the creation and advancement toward global health equity.
Why Your Support Matters?
- Only 25% of the population has access to safe drinking water
- About 25% of the children in Haiti are vaccinated (although vaccination has increased in recent years, it remains one of the lowest in the world at about 25% of children)
- 1 in every 10 children dies before reaching age 5
- Infant mortality is 72 per 1,000 live births, almost twice the regional average
- Malnutrition affects about half the children under the age of five
- Half the population of Haiti earns $60 or less per year (median income)
Almost five months after the devastating 2016 Hurricane Matthew, Haiti is still recovering from its aftermath. An estimated 1.2 million were affected. The need for medical attention is far greater than ever before, and this need will remain substantially high even in the coming summer due to the limited supplies and medical skills.
Meet Some of the Volunteers
Jack J. St. Jean, Jamaica, Queens, New York
"As an aspiring physicians, I want to serve those who are in most need of care, whether that is within the United States or abroad. Participating in this Haiti mission trip, will allow me to do just that! Furthermore, this opportunity will allow me to further develop, hone, and diversify my communication and interpersonal skills by allowing me to thoroughly interact with population groups that I do not normally encounter on a daily basis."
MSM doctor sharing knowledge to medical students
MSM MD student treating a sleeping baby
MSM MD student checking blood pressure