V Misión Médica Internacional – Amazonas 2017
“UNIDOS POR UNA MISMA CAUSA”
Christian Life Movement (CLM)
Club Amazonas USA
We are a Catholic organization that recruits groups of doctors, nurses, and volunteers to plan three times a year medical mission trips to Peru.
We gather volunteers from the USA (centers in Miami and Denver), Peru (center in Lima) and other countries (center in Toronto, Canada).
We welcome people from different faiths. On this occasion, we are working together with the Club Amazonas USA, Inc. on their “V
Medical Nission” to Chachapoyas,
Amazonas - Peru.
In August 10, 11 and 12, 2017, we will be doing our
"V Medical Mission" to Amazonas in Peru to provide basic medical care to the less fortunate people living in
several towns of this part of the mountains, far from the Peruvian coast. These people do not usually have access to health care and most of them are
women and children. In this mission, we are blessed that we will work with a large number of local volunteers and doctors from several Peruvian entities
and local government.
We are now planning our 20th Medical Mission Trip to Peru (fifth one to Amazonas). Last year, our missions to Peru helped thousands of people by
providing medical care to several communities and their families.
Many of you have experienced previous medical mission trips and we hope you will
be inspired to help us build the mission that will take place from August 10th to 12th, 2017.
We are always in need of Doctors (Internal Medicine, Family Practice, OB/GYN, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Cardiology,
Ophthalmology, Podiatry, Surgery, Dental, etc.) ARNP’s, PA’s, Pharmacists, Paramedics, and Nurses. However, everyone is welcome, even if you do not have any
medical background there are many things that you can do during our mission.
In an effort to ensure the smoothest possible execution of all the mission tasks, we will be holding a couple of meetings before August 2017 in Miami and Lima Peru
We will be flying on LAN Peru from Miami to Lima (LA 2461) on August the 9th. The same day from
Lima to the city of Jaen (LA 2298)
(flights will be coordinated for those flying from other cities). Our goal is to have as many out-of-town (non-Miami) mission members as possible
to fly out of Miami with us. The main group will be departing Miami on August 9th at 02:05 AM (need to be in MIA the day before at 11:00 PM) arriving
to Lima-Peru at 6:40 am; then we will be taking an early morning flight to the city of Jaen (LA 2298 on August 9th at 11:00 am). From Jaen we will travel
3 hours by Bus to the City of Chachapoyas.
For our return we will be departing from Chachapoyas to Jaen by Bus, on August the 16th at 8:30 AM to take the flight from
Jaen to Lima (LA 2299) at 01:15 PM,
then from Lima to Miami (LA 2464) on August the 17th at 12:45 AM, arriving to the USA the same day at 7:30 AM. For your travel arrangements,
please contact Ketty Gilvey, Atlantis Travel at 305-222- 993.
We are requiring that everyone participating in this mission must fly in and out of Miami on the same flights. We realize that some volunteers may want
to use frequent flyer miles to pay for their tickets using other airlines or may have other travel plans pre or post the mission dates. In these cases,
we will NOT be able to make any special arrangements for transportation, lodging, or luggage storage for anyone who travels outside the group itinerary.
You will be responsible for your own transportation and lodging for dates and times outside the group itinerary.
Please pack your bags considering all TSA regulations. There are no exceptions for those traveling on missions to Peru. Please be aware, there have been thefts from items placed in checked luggage. Keep anything valuable in your carry-on and place a TSA approved lock on your checked luggage.
Regarding checked baggage, each person will check in 2 bags and one carry-on.
Please do not take expensive jewelry, cameras, or other valuables on the trip. Make copies of your passport and/or credit card in case of an emergency.
Please bring electrical converters to charge any electrical equipment. You may want to check about international phone service with your cell phone carrier. We will later provide you with the address/phone of the hotels and local contact persons to leave behind for your families.
Please check the latest airline policy regarding carry-ons and checked bags.
Once you land in Peru, go through immigration, pick up your own luggage and clear customs, and then exit the building. Wait just outside the building where a
CAUSA staff member will be waiting with a sign. If the staff member is not present, wait just outside the building until the representative arrives.
Suggested on what to bring with you:
“Must” bring for Your Personal Use:
Basic Supplies to conduct
patient exams and gloves (enough for one week)
- Stethoscope, medical flashlight, pocket otoscope/ophthalmoscope
- Lots of hand sanitizer
Personal Hygiene/ Toiletries
All Personal Medications
Enough clothing and scrubs to last your entire deployment. (There are few laundry facilities available)
Also, we suggest bringing:
Do not bring medications or medical supplies that will expired within 14 months, it’s against the law.
The supplies will be confiscated by the authorities.
Peru is a fascinating destination and Amazonas is particularly an amazing place to visit with several attractions like the forbidden fortress of Kuelap
(Build by a Pre-Inca civilization more than 800 years old), the cataracts of Gocta (the third tallest in the world). Usually after the medical missions are done,
some volunteers decide to stay extra days in Peru to sightsee places like this at their own time.
However being Amazonas so far from the capital and for our safety,
our hosts, and local mission sponsors have arranged tours to the most important places in Amazonas during the last 3 days in Amazonas, the costs are included
in the mission fees already. Kuelap on Sunday August 13, Gocta on Monday August 14 and feast in Chachapoyas the last day Tuesday August 15. We will be visiting
these sites as a group. For those who already went to Kuelap and Gocta, we have a second option: That is to visit Rodrigues de Mendoza and Leymebamba. Rodriguez de Mendoza,
is a charming district south-east of Chachapoyas famous for the quality of its coffee and the friendliness of its people. Speleologists out there will find beautiful caves.
The two famous ones are called Caverna de Leo and Cavernas de Omia.
In Leymebamaba we will visit the LEYMEBAMBA MUSEUM; this museum was built to provide a place for the
preservation of the mummies and archaeological materials recovered from Laguna de los Cóndores in 1997. This work was conducted by Centro Mallqui with contributions from
the international community from Austria, Finland, Italy and the U.S., as well as significant contributions from the Institute for Bioarchaeology, the von Hagen family
and the Discovery Channel. Or for a trip to Machu Picchu in Cuzco.
Peru is a relatively safe country; however, we cannot completely guarantee your safety, especially if someone does things outside the itinerary or leaves the group.
For these same reasons, we do not allow minors unless a parent or guardian accompanies them. We will provide security for the group at all times. However, you will be
responsible for your own safety if you choose to arrive earlier or stay beyond the set mission dates.
Housing & Meals:
We will be staying at a hotel in the city of Chachapoyas. The cost per person will be
$600 for the 8 days of the mission ($ 75.00 Daily),
which includes local transportation, lodging in Chachapoyas, three meals a day, and a vest (required to identify you during the whole trip).
The three days tour is also included.
All donations in the US are tax deductible (Club Amazonas USA is now a 501c3 institution).
Medical Mission to Peru Amazonas Team:
For mission questions and registration, please contact:
Silvina Gorbitz &
Lourdes Chávez Zumaeta
Dra. Susana Tovar &
Dr. Enrique Torres Quiroz
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