Medical Volunteering this August in Cap Hatien, Haiti

Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH) is an optometric organization in Pennsylvania that is dedicated to eradicating eye disease in Haiti by 2020. They have asked Mambo Vye Zo Komande LaMenfo of Sosyete Du Marche to travel to Haiti with them this August to serve as ambassador and translator.

VOSH PA routinely travels on 4 missions to northern Haiti in the Cap Haitien and Milot area each year. They refer surgical and advanced treatment patients to Hospital Sacré Couer in Milot,  and spearheaded a new clinic which opened in May of 2013 called  Vision Plus Clinique. With so much care needed in Haiti, they are starting to expand into the southern part of Haiti. Later this year, they will be going to Jacmel to begin the work of setting up a clinic there to help people with eye problems and conditions.

Volunteers are expected to pay their own way, which means airfare, hotel and food, as well as part of the in-country transportation costs. Any money collected that is above and beyond her immediate expenses will be donated to VOSH for eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicines and surgical supplies.

You can read more about this mission on Mambo’s blog. If you would like to donate, check out her GoFundMe campaign. There are some nice perks being offered, including a CD of Haitian music, a copy of her book, a reading and a Lave Tet.

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