We are excited to return for another medical outreach in Nigeria, May 6-14, 2023! Nigeria is the most populous country within Africa with a population of approximately 170 million people. It is also the third most multilingual city in the world. It is noted to have a rich cultural heritage and history, as well as, a diverse landscape including mountain ranges, beaches, tropical forests, city skyline and even deserts. Nigeria is located in Western Africa on the Atlantic Ocean and is bordered by 4 countries. This will be a great opportunity to share hope & healing to others while making a lasting impact!
Adequate healthcare in the village we are serving in is rare, and the needs are tremendous. Our primary goal of this trip is to continue to help improve residents’ access to preventative care. On this outreach we will help many of the sick and hurting who would otherwise go without much needed treatment. We will set up a general (primary healthcare care) medical clinic and treat patients’ needs of all ages as they present. At the clinic, medical volunteers will treat commonly encountered conditions within the area, such as malaria, typhoid, intestinal parasites, cholera, diarrhea, tuberculosis, measles and skin conditions. You will also help provide health screenings, education and treatment for chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Another main focus of this mission is women’s healthcare. We will provide general women’s care, infant care, and pre-natal education while strengthening the knowledge and skills of the local midwives and community health workers.
Health education is vital. You and the rest of the volunteer team will also help to educate the community on how to stay healthy and how to care for their loved ones, by providing education on topics such as hygiene, medication management, when to seek medical attention, and proper wound care, for example.
The team will be lodging securely in a modern hotel in Abuja and within a clean communal housing setting within Otukpo LGA(local government area), Benue State, Nigeria dedicated to our volunteers. Our lodging destination in Benue State is approximately a 6 and a half hour drive drive from Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Abuja, Nigeria. Volunteers will be shuttled by safe and trustworthy drivers to and from the airport, to lodging destinations, and daily to the clinic site. The safety and protection of our volunteers is paramount to us. As an extra layer of security, onsite security will be present during transport, at lodging sites within Benue and daily at the clinic.
Cost: $500 per participant. Group Rate: $400 per participant (Groups of 2 or more).
Cost covers: Daily Meals and clean bottled water, Lodging, Ground Transportation within Nigeria(includes transport to and from the airport), Interpreters, U-VOL Foundation Outreach T-shirt, post mission excursion experience costs, and Travel Health Insurance. Total fees are due no later than 4 weeks prior to the medical mission.
Volunteers are also responsible for their own flight costs. Estimated roundtrip typically ranges from $800-$1300 depending on your departure city and the time of year. The registration is paid to U-VOL Foundation Inc, and you will pay the travel agent we use directly for your flight. U-VOL Foundation has partnered with the travel management company, Diversity Travel, for medical mission travel bookings. They offer extra flexibility and humanitarian fees.
***Since a portion of the costs help in funding the medical missions, we are unable to waive program fees or provide program fee reductions. We encourage those for whom the cost of attending a medical mission presents a financial challenge to fundraise for program fee or flight costs. Please contact email@example.com for more information on fundraising for the program fee or flight costs.
-Volunteers must be ages 18 and over.
-For medical volunteers, medical credentials must be valid for the duration of the medical mission.
-Program fees must be paid in full at least 4 weeks before the medical mission.
A $250 non-refundable deposit is due upon application approval and will be subtracted from total program fees.
-All Program fees paid are considered donations are non-refundable.
-Valid Passport. Passport must be valid for the duration of your trip. *(You are responsible for securing your own visa, if required for your country of citizenship. You are also responsible for confirming that your passport meets entry requirements and that you have proper documentation to reenter the U.S. (i.e. valid Permanent Resident Card).
-Volunteers must be able to withstand up to 95 degrees F without air conditioning.
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