Travel to Paraguay with Project CURE:
In May 2023, our team will return to Loma Plata in the Chaco region of Paraguay! We will focus on providing women’s health care as well as primary care in the Loma Plata Health Clinic. During our trip, we will work collaboratively with local staff seeing patients and exchanging best practices. The people of Paraguay are warm and jovial and looking forward to us returning. We will enjoy rewarding work as well as great company, delicious local food, Paraguayan culture, and hospitality.
We are looking for non-medical and medical professionals who are experienced in women’s health and primary care (family practice and pediatrics). Our partner specifically requested the following: OB-GYNs, certified nurse midwives and WHNP’s, as we will be providing a specialty clinic around cervical cancer and treatment. If you are interested in this trip and want to know if your skill set matches the need, please e-mail [email protected]
We are looking for 20 trip participants!
About the Program Cost
Your tax-deductible donation to participate on a Project C.U.R.E. Clinics Trip to Paraguay is $1,900. 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, 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 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. In 2016, 2017 and 2019 we were able to receive a visa fee waiver and the only cost associated with the visa was the cost of expedited shipping to and from the Paraguayan Consulate in Miami. We are working to offer that again this year for all participants and will be in touch with instructions to mail in your visa.
Per agency protocol, international airfare to and from Paraguay will need to be arranged with our travel agent who offers reduced fare for humanitarian trips.
To join us, please complete the C.U.R.E. Clinics application form below. If your application is approved, we will contact you with next steps.
Paraguay is a country of remarkable contrast: it’s rustic and sophisticated; it’s extremely poor and obscenely wealthy; it boasts exotic natural reserves and massive human-made dams; it is a place where horses and carts pull up alongside Mercedes-Benz vehicles, artisans’ workshops abut glitzy shopping centers, and Jesuit ruins in rural villages lie just a few kilometers from sophisticated colonial towns. Paraguay’s natural beauty encompasses everything from desolate wilderness to crashing waterfalls. Our local partner, Fundación Panambi received its first shipment from Project C.U.R.E. in 2012 and since then, have received several more container shipments.