MAC Medical Mission to Haiti

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"Love Is Shown More In Deeds Than In Words" Ignatius of Loyola

For over fifteen years, The University of Scranton's Medical Alumni Council sends a team of select alumni doctors and students on a medical mission to provide medical care for the underserved people of Haiti. This year, four students were selected to join a team of four alumni doctors for the 2017 Mission which will take place January 22-28th. The mission is a transformative experience for students entering the medical field as well as our practicing physicians. For many Haitian adults and children, this will be the only time they will see a doctor until we return in 2018.

Our mobile clinic covers quite a bit of ground in one short week. Four alumni doctors and four premedical students provide care for nearly 1,000 Haitians in 80 hours, treating hypertension, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, infections, wounds, parasites and diabetes. We are blessed to work with Passionist priest and physician Father Rick Frechette, who runs Foundation St. Luc and St. Damien's Hospital in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. St Damien's hospital is a pediatric hospital while St. Luc is an instrumental hospital serving the adults in Haiti.
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In order to do the most good, we need to bring our own supplies. Please see the tab below for a list of supplies/meds we would like to bring with us.

If you are unable to donate items but would like to support our efforts, we would deeply appreciate monetary gifts.

Thank you for your prayers, support, and generocity.

Questions? Contact Lynn Andres at 570-941-4142 or Lynn.Andres@Scranton.edu.

We will be happy to pick up any supplies or monetary gifts.  Please contact Kaitlyn Davis at 570-903-4636 or Kaitlyn.Davis@Scranton.edu.  Thank you for any help and support you can provide.


General:
Multivitamins
Children's vitamins
PNV
Iron
Tylenol
Ibuprofen
Aleve
Topical cortisone creams
Eyewash kits/eye rinse/artificial tears for eyes, etc
Topical moisturizers for dry skin

BP:
Calcium channel blockers, eg. Norvasc, diltiazem
ACE and or ARB, eg. Lisinopril, valsartan
B blocker, eg. Metoprolol
Diuretic, eg. Chlorthalidone, HCTZ

GI:
PPI, eg. Omeprazole, esomeprazole, pantoprozole
H2, eg, Ranitidine
Mallox or mylanta or tums, etc
(any de-worming agents-liquid albendazole, mebedazole)

ID:
Amoxicillin 500mg, 875 mg
(childrens version-250mg/5ml, 125mg/5ml)
Cephalexin
Doxycycline 100 mg
Metronidazole 500 mg
Cipro 500 mg
Bactrim DS
Azithromycin
Chloroquine
Permethrin topical
Bacitracin topical
Muciprocin topical
Acyclovir
Diflucan

Resp:
Albuterol
Fluticasone

Endo:
Metformin 500 mg
Glimepiride 2 mg
Glucotrol
Lab supplies: pregnancy tests, malaria tests, HIV tests, urine test strips, glucometers and strips, lancets, alcohol pads

Medical supplies: adhesive tape, gauze (compress sterile and non-sterile and roller gauze sterile and non-sterile), elastic bandages, band aids, cotton balls, betadine and Peroxide; non-sterile and sterile gloves, medication bags.

Due to customs regulations, we cannot accept items that will expire within 3 months of our trip.
 

The MAC Mission to Haiti would not be possible without the generous financial support of our donors. Each year, alumni, parents, students, and friends of the University donate to the Medical Alumni Counil Mission Fund which supports our efforts in Haiti. Your monetary donation will help defray the costs of travel and purchase needed supplies.

Please click the link below and select "Medical Alumni Council Mission Fund" in the dropdown menu.

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