We focus on addressing acute and chronic diseases by partnering with local clinicians within and around the underserved areas and communities impacted by hardships. Services rendered are first initiated by volunteers from the U.S., including health care providers, and join forces with local clinicians to host mobile medical clinics. When possible, with sufficient support, local clinicians continue to run clinics after volunteer teams have withdrawn. Medications and mobile medical equipment is provided through contributions made to GMSM to help sustain mobile clinics. Transportation is typically provided by hiring local drivers through collaborations with local community leaders. In addition, secured clinic sites are selected by connecting with locals such as Pastors, school leaders and business administrators in communities serviced to ensure that mobile clinics are hosted in safe havens.
Arrangements are made with local guesthouses, translators and transportation to make it possible for volunteers to visit Haiti and serve on teams working alongside local clinicians to deliver essential health care. The volunteer teams stay at local guest houses which are already established to provide board with meals and secure housing. For each trip, team members must fund-raise to cover their own expenses, including board and meals, as well as flight and travel expenses. Assistance is provided at no expense from GMSM to aid in logistical support in booking the most cost efficient arrangements. Recruitment for volunteers occurs through word of mouth advertising and through multiple venues including; GMSM website, workplace promotions, churches, urban organizations and at community events.
“And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” (Matthew 17:20, Holy Bible, King James Version)
Recent and Upcoming Trips
We are currently planning an upcoming trip in May 2017, with plans to expand to Southern part of Haiti and reach rural communities affected by the October 2016 Hurricane “Matthew”.
Our most recent trip to Haiti that took place in December 2016 was a success and the Haitian clinicians have continued mobile clinics with ongoing support.
To meet some of our doctors abroad and view photos of our missions, use the drop down menu from the “Missions” tab above.