MAC Medical Mission to Haiti


Some give by going. Some go by giving.

Each year, 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. The 2019 Mission will take place January 20-26th. The mission is a transformational 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 2020.

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.

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 generosity.

Questions? Contact Maryjane Rooney at 570-941-7909 or

We will be happy to pick up any supplies or monetary gifts.  Please contact one of our students. Sara Wierbowski at 607-768-7272 ( or Ian Ellwood at 484-661-9202 (

Thank you for any help and support you can provide.

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

Children's vitamins
Topical cortisone creams
Eyewash kits/eye rinse/artificial tears for eyes, etc
Topical moisturizers for dry skin

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

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

Amoxicillin 500mg, 875 mg
(childrens version-250mg/5ml, 125mg/5ml)
Doxycycline 100 mg
Metronidazole 500 mg
Cipro 500 mg
Bactrim DS
Permethrin topical
Bacitracin topical
Muciprocin topical

Albuterol, Fluticasone

Metformin 500 mg
Glimepiride 2 mg
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 Council Mission Fund which supports our efforts in Haiti. Your monetary donation will help defray the costs of travel and purchase needed supplies.

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