Located only 12 km from the Haitian border, FIMRC's Project Restauracion offers the opportunity to work with populations both in the Dominican Republic and in the community of Tilori, Haiti. Many of the area's medical facilities are critically understaffed and underfunded, thus FIMRC aims to strengthen the current infrastructure rather than operate a stand alone facility.
Volunteers maintain important roles on-site through working with staff at weekly diabetic support group meetings and school based "charlas" on topics such as mosquito borne illnesses. Volunteers also work extensively in the community through surveying for new latrine locations and organizing rural medical brigades. Volunteers may also learn about the health care system from within by observing medical staff in the local hospital and clinics.
Over the course of your trip you'll receive an unfiltered experience in health care field work abroad, and learn about the tremendous impact that even one person can have!