About the Trip
Project C.U.R.E. Clinics is heading to India! Sielmat Hospital has partnered with Project C.U.R.E. to bring health and hope to Manipur and the surrounding communities. Manipur is one of the most fascinating parts of India. The local nurses working in this hospital are looking forward to mentorship training as well as other training that our volunteers have to offer! Experience the local culture, visit the Taj Mahal and learn about the health conditions of the local community while providing healthcare and healthcare education.
Last year, the Project C.U.R.E. saw 3,505 patients, distributed 1,476 pairs of glasses, helped 260 patients see an Ophthalmologist, and provided 230 patients with dental care.
We'd like to make this a large effort with many services available at the same time. We have the volunteers on the ground through our partner Bibles for the World to help us organize and get it done. We can use the expertise and knowledge of participants from many medical backgrounds including NP's, PA's, Family Medicine, Midwives, Generalists, Pediatricians, EMT's, and nurses. Specifically, the following specialties would be helpful: OBGYN, Pediatricians, Orthopedics, Ophthalmologist, Dermatologist, Dentist and ENT.
We have a need for a variety of non-medical roles for this clinics trip. Non-medical personnel are encouraged to apply!
Surgical Capabilities: General, Ophthalmic, Urology, Gynecological Surgeries. If you are a surgeon and are interested in traveling with us to India, please reach out directly to the Director of Clinics & Trainings, firstname.lastname@example.org.
India is the seventh-largest country by area and home to 1.25 billion people, making it the second most populated country in the world. Historically known for its trade routes, vast empires and rich culture dating back thousands of years; it is as rich in culture as it is in beauty. Temples in India can be seen far and wide as India is recognized as the birthplace of Hinduism and Buddhism. The northeastern state of Manipur has been called the ‘Jewel of India’ because of its surrounding hills, oval-shaped valley and boundless beauty. Its location and geography make this part of India particularly unique. Rugged hills, narrow valleys and fertile farmlands, Manipur is largely an agrarian society. Most of the people are of the Meitei ethnic group but Manipur is also home to indigenous tribal groups with distinct cultures and dialects that separate them from the rest of India. The folklore, natural beauty, dances and indigenous games are only a few things that make Manipur special.
About the Program Cost
Your tax-deductible donation to participate on a Project C.U.R.E. Clinics Trip to India is $2,350. This program cost covers all accommodations, meals, clean water, and transportation once in-country, including internal airfare, buses/cars/taxies, fuel costs, drivers, and tips. Program costs also include the coverage of translators, medications, C.U.R.E. Kits, Kits for Kids, travel and evacuation insurance, Safe Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) with the State Department, medical license transfer procedures, departure travel packet with Project C.U.R.E. scrub set, and all associated shipping costs. Additionally, tour guides and small touristic excursions and activities are included. Please note, Manipur is a dry state meaning there is no alcohol served. Internet access, laundry, and personal souvenirs are not covered in the program cost.
You will have the opportunity to arrange your own international airfare to and from India. International airfare is NOT included in the program cost. The team leader will meet you just outside the baggage claim area of the airport in New Delhi and from there you will travel together to your accommodations. Find suggested flight itineraries HERE.
You will be responsible for obtaining and paying for your Indian visa. Project C.U.R.E. will assist you with this process.
Friday: Spend the day traveling and arrive in New Delhi late Saturday evening.
Saturday: Arrive in Delhi in the late evening. We’ll stay in New Delhi for the night and relax after a long flight.
Sunday: We will have a quick breakfast at the hotel and then catch a flight from New Delhi to Imphal Airport in Manipur (4.5 hours). Once we get to Manipur, we will travel to our site (1.5 hours) for clinics at the Sielmat Hospital and get ready for clinics. Our lodging will be within walking distance from the hospital.
Monday: The first day of clinics is here! We will set up the clinic and get ready to see the patients who have been anxiously waiting for our arrival. The smiles make the long trip worth it!
Tuesday: Second day of clinics! Make friends with the local nurses and doctors who are working by our side and have your translator teach you some new words while you work!
Wednesday: Get ready for another clinic day on the hospital grounds! As tired as you may be, the reward of knowing you are making an impact on local families will help get you through the day.
Thursday: It’s the final day of clinics! You will be working hard to see as many patients as possible. If you need a break take a walk around and take in the gorgeous scenery Manipur has to offer.
Friday: We’ll wake up early and get ready to fly back to New Delhi. Say our goodbyes to all our new friends, take pictures, or exchange emails. Once we arrive in New Delhi we will stop at the hotel to freshen up and treat ourselves to some shopping in the New Delhi markets.
Saturday: Early start to see the Taj Mahal. Our tour guide will pick us up from the hotel and take us to tour one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Scratch that off your bucket list! We will start our journey home Saturday evening.
Additional tours and extended stays in India can be arranged by request. You will be responsible for any associated costs of extending your stay in India.