Indonesia and Bali - Medical Relief COMPLETE

Indonesia and Bali

October 5, 2018 - October 14, 2018

About The Mission Trip

trip_InfoAboutUPDATE!! Your team will have a free day in Bali on the return to the United States. Enjoy your day off and have some fun!!

IMR has provided care to the most impoverished villages on several island communities in Indonesia over the last decade. We have also responded to a handful of disasters in Indonesia. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,500 islands. It has thirty-three provinces with over 238 million people and is the world’s fourth most populous country. Spanning its many islands, Indonesia is a beautiful conglomeration of hundreds of distinct native ethnic and linguistic groups. The largest—and politically dominant—ethnic group is the Javanese. Indonesia’s considerable ethnic diversity forms a striking combination with its impressive array of native species such as tigers, rhinoceros, orangutans, elephants, and leopards.

About Clinic

trip_InfoClinicYour team will work on one of the most undeveloped islands in Indonesia where the majority of residents survive on subsistence farming. Health education and patient care will make a difference here! You will treat and educate many patients with acute respiratory infections, gastritis, skin infections, fungal diseases, diarrhea, and wounds. You will also see many patients with chronic conditions including hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and TB. Measles, prematurity, and accidents are still leading causes of death in children under five.

IMR will also return to some of the villages we have provided care for before while we develop relationships in new villages, One exciting program that IMR will continue in 2018 is the Certified Health Educator Program. IMR and you will provide materials and training to certify local health care workers, teachers, and para-medical personnel on a variety of health education topics. These certified health educators are then given the materials needed to continue to teach these topics at schools, community gatherings, and community centers. You will also work with some Indonesian medical providers; sharing knowledge builds sustainability, something we truly value at IMR. There is also a special opportunity to interact and get to know the people you are treating on this trip.

Transportation & Lodging

trip_InfoLodgingYou will stay in simple accommodations with beds provided for everyone. The accommodations, while not luxurious, are safe and clean. IMR hires cooks in Indonesia to help ensure high quality and safe cooking practices. Bakso, a savory meatball soup, is a wonderful part of many meals. Nasi goreng is considered to be the national dish of Indonesia; this take on fried rice is often made with sweet, thick soy sauce called kecap (pronounced ketchup) and garnished with acar, pickled cucumber and carrots. This is truly a unique island adventure.

This trip will require an in-country flight to our first destination upon your arrival at the main airport. Please contact the IMR office to get more information!

Don't forget your free day in Bali! There is no better time to plan than now. This is a fantastic opportunity to relax!!

Trip Highlights

In one word, the highlight of this trip is "sustainability." Training local health educators and seeing the results of your efforts is a true and meaningful joy. This trip also provides you with unique experiences in a very underdeveloped location, working with people left out of the health care system in some of the most impoverished places on earth. You will make a huge impact on the lives of many. The sunrises and sunsets are an added bonus, yours for the watching. Be warned! You will leave a piece of your heart behind when you leave this remarkable place.

Extend Your Stay

trip_InfoExtendedStayIMR is offering a fabulous four day, 3 night Balinese adventure - filled with history, culture and excitement. Your extended stay will begin in Kuta, Bali where you will see the Monkey Forest, Mas Village, and the Tehalaland Rice Terrace. A two hour traditional Balinese massage with a body scrub and flower bath will complete your afternoon - but the day won't be complete until you attend the cultural dinner that evening! On day two you'll change gears and get some speed! A speed boat ride will wisk you away to snorkling and a tour of the mangrove ecosystem. Day 3 will find you at the Taman Auyn temple and a visit to a fabulous local market . Lakes, more temples, and a visit to the breathtaking Tanah Lot will finish your 3rd day in style. On day 4, free time and the airport to fly home await. You won't be ready to go!! Interested? Choose "independent" for your flight choice and let our travel agent get you booked!

For further details on this exclusive extension, please contact travel@imrus.org

Want to extend on your own? Spectacular scenery and stunning tropical sunsets await you on some of Asia’s most popular beach destinations such as Bali, Indonesia and Phuket, Thailand. These rare gems offer numerous beautiful hotels and resorts to choose from. Take in the world-class diving, tropical tours, cruises, and exotic beaches. Ride around the city in a dokar, ojek, or becak. Go orangutan trekking, tour the Ubud Sacred Monkey sanctuary, or the Borobudur Temple. Take a well-deserved rest to see the amazing archipelago of Indonesia!

Trip Donation & Travel Options

50% of the minimum donation is REQUIRED to secure your place as a TEAM MEMBER.


Travel Assistance

If you are in need of travel arrangement assistance and would like help booking flights, hotels, extended stays and more contact Worldwide Navigators at (970) 633-3033.


PURCHASE YOUR
OWN FLIGHT
PURCHASE A GROUP FLIGHT

50% Payment by Jul 9th, 2018
(International Flight Included)
PRICE 2,700
*Requires 50% of the minimum donation to be paid by Jul 9th, 2018 - .

2,900
*If payment is received after Jul 9th, 2018

International flight costs are additional and not included in this price
Costs of group airfare will be priced at the market value.

ECONOMICAL FLIGHT: An economical option with longer routings and layovers in exchange for a less expensive flight. Some layovers may be long enough to allow you for a city tour at your own leisure.

PREMIER FLIGHT: A more direct routing that is a higher cost for those of you looking to save time.
DOMESTIC FLIGHTS - Not Included -

You must book airfare from your home city to the international destination city
- Not Included -

IMR can route you directly from your hometown as an added convenience. You will pay the cost of the ticket at the time of purchase.
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL 2,700

SAVE $200 if your donation of 1,450 (50% Minimum Donation Amount) is received before Jul 9th, 2018.
SAVE $200 if your donation of 1,800 (50% Minimum Donation Amount) is received before Jul 9th, 2018.
You are guaranteed to fly with the group if you have:

  • Met the 50% donation balance by the Early Bird Special.
  • Uploaded all required documentation and completed the passport form in full.
DONATION DUE DATES Full Minimum Donation Amount due Sep 6th, 2018. Payment of 1,800 (50%) is required by Jul 9th, 2018 to be included on the IMR Group Flight. Full Minimum Donation Amount due Sep 6th, 2018.
FLIGHT SCHEDULE You are responsible for meeting the team at the airport or designated location in Indonesia and Bali prior to the team’s official arrival. Should you have travel delays it will be your financial responsibility to meet the team at their location upon your arrival. You will fly with other IMR team members to our final destination. The official ground itinerary will exactly match your flight schedule.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS Ground transportation to the IMR meeting place on the first day of your trip is available for all independent flyers for an additional fee. Ground transportation is included.
EXTENDED STAY Extend your stay to see some of the amazing sites that this country has to offer. Flexibility in your arrival and return date may also help you reduce your ticket cost. Additional nights at before or after the trip are at your own expense. Extend your stay on an official trip extension with World Wide Navigators

Your Donation to IMR Includes:

  • All group costs from the time you arrive at the team meeting point in country until you separate from the team, including transportation, lodging, food, tips for services provided to the IMR team, costs associated with clinic, and all logistics, including translation services and security as needed.

 

Costs that you are responsible for in addition to your donation to IMR:

  • If flying on subsidized team flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • If flying independently: your international round-trip flight to destination city and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit.
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel.
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases.
  • Trip supplies and personal equipment or small gifts for the special people you meet. 
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team trip, payable at the time of service to the local vendor.

Fundraising

IMR provides a fundraising packet and personal fundraising page to all registered trip applicants that is full of ideas on how you can raise support for your trip or for supplies to be utilized on this specific mission. When soliciting donations for any of our trips, success is completed through telling your personal story. Why do you want to go? Who will you help? Why their donation can help you achieve the ultimate goal. Tell your story to anyone and everyone. Refer your potential or active donors to our website or Facebook page and to your IMR personal fundraising page. You may share your IMR personal fundraising URL on Facebook and other social media sites.

Safety & Security

We take security very seriously at IMR.  It is our job to ensure that security precautions are in place, but please keep in mind that we cannot guarantee your safety on the trip.

  • We continuously review all current activities occurring on the ground, and we work with the State Department and the U.S. Embassy to know the ground situation to the best of our ability. 
  • We have a security training conference call with our volunteers where we detail our security procedures that are in place for the trip. 
  • We take many security precautions such as radios, a buddy system, and security planning. 
  • We provide you with an email address that you can give to the people you meet to protect your privacy until you determine that you want to remain in contact with team.
  • We rely on our teams to be cognizant of their own safety and to be aware of their surroundings. 
  • We have several policies in place that we require the team to adhere to for their safety and that of the team as a whole. 

Trip Preparation


A service that we are very proud of at IMR is the preparation that each team and team member receives prior to the trip. This is one of the most important reasons that you should join an IMR team.

All team members receive a detailed briefing packet outlining the important elements that make a successful trip, packing lists, and a checklist to keep you on track. You will receive detailed information on how clinic operates, the roles on an IMR team, community health education topics, fundraising, and access to a personal IMR fundraising page. Best practices for providing care in short term medical clinics, public health information specific to the country you are traveling too, and a guide to the infectious diseases of that country will be shared with the team. You will also receive a comprehensive country briefing packet that provides background information, cultural etiquette, common phrases, and links to additional information from a variety of sources. Finally, a departure packet that outlines how and where to meet your team will be sent just prior to departure.

IMR applicants and team members will also have access to a series of phone conferences where you will learn about specific aspects of IMR trips and 2 Q and A calls where you can ask questions specific to your trip. There will also be a Q and A call just prior to departure to help ensure that you have the most important information and are ready to go!

Most importantly, we are always here to answer your questions or help you complete your application. It is our goal that we exceed your expectations for preparation, patient care, and your overall trip. Let us know how we can help and how we did!

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the donation amount include?

The donation amount covers the cost of lodging, meals, and transportation while you are in the country, and clinic supplies/medications for our patients. If you are eligible for and choose the Subsidized IMR Flight, your donation amount also includes the cost of your international airfare. Costs that are not included in the donation amount are your passport, travel visas (if applicable), domestic airfare to the group departure city, vaccinations, and insurance. You also have the option of flying on your own directly from your hometown and meeting up with the team in country. IMR gives you the option of purchasing your own tickets, which decreases your minimum donation amount. It also gives you the opportunity to extend your stay to do some sightseeing after the trip, and fly directly from your home city to your final destination.

What will the team be doing on the trip?

IMR teams provide medical care and community health education to communities that lack access to care. A typical IMR team consists of doctors, nurses, EMTs, medical/nursing students, pre-med students, and non-medical volunteers. We strive to have a dental team on every trip as well. The team usually stays in a central location and travels each day to a different community to set up a mobile medical clinic. In order to promote lasting and sustainable improvements in the health of those communities, IMR conducts an extensive community health education program in each area as well. No matter what your specialty or skill level, there is a job for you on an IMR trip!

Can I fundraise for the trip?

Yes!  Many volunteers fundraise for trips.  Once your references are approved, IMR will send a fundraising packet that contains information on how the personalized fundraising page on the IMR website works.  It also contains some great ideas for fundraising events and other ways to fundraise for the trip.  IMR is a 501(c)3 charity, and all donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Are there any important dates I need to know?
      • IMR Subsidized Flight: In order to qualify for the IMR Subsidized Flight, you will need to reach 50% of theMinimum Donation Amount on or before Jul 9th, 2018.
      • Early Bird Special: A discount of $200 is awarded to team members who raise / pay 50% of the Minimum Donation Amount on or before Jul 9th, 2018.
Are there additional costs / expenses for the trip?
  • If flying on subsidized team flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • If flying independently: your international round-trip flight to destination city and any costs associated with this portion of your travel.
  • Passport fees, visa fees, and transit fees, including baggage or overnight accommodations/meals while in transit.
  • Vaccinations and medications common for travel.
  • Spending money for souvenirs and personal purchases.
  • Trip supplies and personal equipment or small gifts for the special people you meet. 
  • Any lodging, meals, and transportation outside of the scheduled team trip, payable at the time of service to the local vendor.
Can IMR assist me with travel plans and extended say options?

Yes!  We encourage our volunteers to extend their stay and explore.  And by extending your stay you also put money into the economies of these developing countries!