Travel with a purpose to Cote d’ Ivoire in October 2024!
Join our team in October 12-22, 2024 as we travel to Cote d’ Ivoire! Cote d’ Ivoire is a volunteer favorite and many of our medical team members return year after year. This trip will focus on providing primary care in communities. We will also be providing cervical cancer screening and dysplasia training. During this trip, we will work collaboratively with local staff seeing patients and exchanging best practices.
We are looking for non-medical and medical professionals. This clinic will provide health services that cover a range of prevention, wellness, diagnosis, and treatment for common illnesses. Physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses and physician assistants are all in high demand. We are also always looking for physical therapists and ophthalmologists.
We also need OB/GYN physicians and women’s health nurse practitioners for our cervical cancer screening and dysplasia treatment training program.
If you are interested in this trip and want to know if your skill set matches the need, please e-mail [email protected]
A little about Cote d’Iviore
Côte d’Ivoire’s history is rich and complicated. Sitting on the West African coast, Côte d’Ivoire is bordered by Ghana, Burkina Faso, Mali, Guinea and Liberia. Côte d’Ivoire has a population of 23.7 million with many different ethnic groups. The religion of the country is mixed between Islam and Christianity. Cote d’ Ivoire is among the world’s largest producers and exporters of cocoa beans and palm oil. Consequently, the economy is highly sensitive to fluctuations in international prices for these products and to weather conditions.
It gets its name from the intensive ivory trade that took place on that particular stretch of the coast from the 15th to 17th centuries. In 1960, Ivory Coast gained independence under President Felix Houphouet-Boigny. Following independence, the country was widely recognized as the Republic of the Ivory Coast, however, the government changed the name to République de Côte d’Ivoire in 1986. Despite the governments’ request not to, some English media outlets still use the English translation “Ivory Coast” and “the Ivory Coast”.
About the Program Cost
Your tax-deductible donation to participate in a Project C.U.R.E. Clinics Trip to Cote d’ Ivoire is $2,400. This program cost covers all accommodations, meals, clean water, and transportation once in-country, including buses/cars/taxies, fuel costs, drivers, and tips. Program costs also include the coverage of interpreters, medications, C.U.R.E. Kits, Kits for Kids, medical travel and evacuation insurance, medical license transfer procedures, departure travel packet with Project C.U.R.E., scrub set, and all associated shipping costs. Additionally, tour guides and any costs related to the one-day touristic excursion are included. Please note alcohol, internet access, laundry, and personal souvenirs are not covered in the program cost. Airfare is not covered in the program cost. Please note that costs associated with obtaining your visa are not included in the program cost.
Per agency protocol, international airfare to and from Cote d’ Ivoire will need to be arranged with our travel agent who offers reduced fares for humanitarian trips.
To apply, please complete the simple C.U.R.E. Clinics application form below. If your application is approved, we will contact you with next steps.
Come with us to explore Cote d’Ivoire and learn about a different culture while making an impact in the lives of others. To apply click the application link below.