Kenya - Medical & Dental Relief

Kenya

March 1, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Minimum Donation: 3,250

  • See Flight Info below for full details and additional options for travel.
  • Interested in our $300 scholarship? Apply to purchase a group ticket and carry supply bags for IMR. See Cost tab below.

About The Mission Trip

Participate in a truly ‘Out Of Africa’ experience. The shining faces of children will fill you with delight upon your arrival as you bring much needed aid to those without access to medical services. Venture into their hearts and experience the rich Kenyan culture while caring for them and bringing them hope and inspiration. This premier opportunity will allow volunteers to see every facet of life that Kenya has to offer from the orphanages and informal settlements to the villages and game parks. During this trip you will enjoy a one-day safari - keep your eyes open for the Big 5 - and your camera ready!!

About Clinic

International Medical Relief continues to make a difference in Kenya as we return to aid survivors in this land of continued healthcare peril. There is a desperate need for more comprehensive health care that includes education. Diseases spread quickly and become unmanageable. Here, you will work together to stop the spread of infectious diseases and minimize this devastation. Our clinic camps will be set up exclusively for the IMR team and the entire community will come out to be a part of the clinic. The children’s shining faces and bright smiles mask the chronic conditions and acute illnesses plaguing their survival. They are filled with delight upon your arrival as you bring much needed care to those without access to medical attention. Venture into their hearts and experience the rich Kenyan culture while caring for them and bringing them hope and inspiration.

Transportation & Lodging

You will find the comforts of our beautiful hotel and grounds to be a warm welcome after a long day of clinics. The facility bosts a beautiful dining area where the team will enjoy breakfast and some dinners. Rooms include private beds with shared bathrooms. If you are flying independently you will meet the team Kisumu, the third largest city in Kenya. Transportation will be by bus or van to wonderful villages near Lake Victoria.

Trip Highlights

SAFARI INCLUDED! After an arduous clinic schedule the team will see up close some of the world’s most amazing animals. On your safari, you will witness the harmony of numerous species of wildlife rarely found in any large quantity anywhere but Kenya. See the abundant wildlife first hand that has made Kenya the leader for adventure wildlife seekers and renowned photographers. In this place like no other, you will have the opportunity to see up close the world’s most amazing animals.

Extend Your Stay

EXCLUSIVE IMR PROGRAM EXTENSION

Don't miss the chance to explore some of Africa’s most wild places. Join IMR on this three night, four day program extension to adventure to stunning Kenya for an experience of a lifetime!

Ready yourself for a wild African safari in some of the world’s most renowned parks. Spend a day at Lake Nakura National Park, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot lions, leopards, buffalo and zebra. Lake Nakura is also home to both white and black rhinoceros. Venture to Maasai Mara, host of the famous Wildebeest Migration each year as 1.7 million wildebeest, more then 500,000 zebra and antelopes cross the swollen Mara River in hopes of finding safety on the Maasai Mara’s sweeping plains. Bare witness to a once-in-a-lifetime Maasai Mara sunrise and early morning game drive while you try to spot Africa’s ‘Big Five’ taking advantage of the cool morning temperatures on the hunt for their breakfast. Also enjoy sunset safaris as you drive in search of big cats, elephants, giraffes, and more.

For further information, please contact travel@worldwidenavigators.com.

Trip Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change.

March 2, 2019 - Arrivals

You and the team will fly into the Kisumu International Airport in Kenya on March 2nd and transfer to your hotel in Kisumu. There you will stay the night in your hotel and have a team orientation and dinner that evening. The required arrival to your hotel is 5:00pm on March 2nd. If you are flying on an IMR group flight your airport transportation will be provided for you.

Meals: Dinner

March 3, 2019 - Clinic

Your second day in Kenya will be your first day of clinic! In the morning, breakfast will be provided to you at your hotel and then you and the team will transport to the clinic site. Lunch will be provided to you in clinic and in the evening you will pack up and head back to the hotel! Enjoy dinner as a team at the hotel, or go into town with a group of your new friends and explore the charming city of Kisumu and the stunning views of Lake Victoria.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

March 4-6, 2019 - Clinics

You and the team will continue traveling to clinic sites each day. Prepare to work together to stop the spread of infectious diseases and minimize this devastation. Our clinic camps will be set up exclusively for the IMR team and the entire community will come out to be a part of the clinic. The children’s shining faces and bright smiles mask the chronic conditions and acute illnesses plaguing their survival. They are filled with delight upon your arrival as you bring much needed care to those without access to medical attention. Venture into their hearts and experience the rich Kenyan culture while caring for them and bringing them hope and inspiration.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

March 7, 2019 - Clinic and Transfer to Nairobi

Wake up to breakfast at your hotel in Kisumu for the last day and depart for clinic in the early morning. Your clinic on March 7th will be a 1/2 day as you will be departing for Nairobi that evening! Your flights to Nairobi will be included in the trip donation. When you arrive at the airport, you and the team will transfer to your new hotel in Nairobi to drop off your bags and then depart for an evening safari!! You’ll all want to be present as the animals are most likely to come out at dusk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

March 8, 2019 - Free Day

After your long day of travel, you and the team will have a free day to explore Nairobi. Go visit another game park, hike the Ngong Hills, see giraffes at the Giraffe Center, go shopping in town, or relax at the hotel! Transportation to your chosen tour will be provided. In the evening, you and the team will share your last dinner together and pack for your departures on the following day.

March 9, 2019 - Departures

Depending on the time your plane leaves Nairobi, you will be able to enjoy breakfast at the hotel and continue to explore the city on your last day in Kenya!

 

If you would like to extend your stay contact Worldwide Navigators!

Trip Donation & Flight Options

Team Member

50% of the minimum donation and a complete application with all document uploads is REQUIRED to secure your place as a TEAM MEMBER.

Travel Assistance

If you would like help booking flights, hotels, extended stays, and more contact Worldwide Navigators at (970) 633-3033.

PURCHASE YOUR
OWN FLIGHT
The flight costs are not including in the price of the trip
GROUP FLIGHT WITH IMR

(available only until Dec 3rd, 2018

The flight costs are not including in the price of the trip

PRICE before Dec 3rd, 2018 not including international airfare

3,050

* You will save $200 and be confirmed on the team when 50% of the minimum donation is paid (1,625 ) and  your application, including all required document uploads, is complete by Dec 3rd, 2018.

Domestic and international flight costs or tickets are not included with this flight choice.

3,050

* You will save $200 and be confirmed on the team when 50% of the minimum donation is paid (1,625 ) and your application, including all required document uploads, is complete by Dec 3rd, 2018.

Group international tickets are available at additional cost with this flight choice.

PRICE after Dec 3rd, 2018 not including international airfare

3,250

After Dec 3rd, 2018 your place on the team is confirmed on a space available basis after 50% of the required minimum donation (1,625 ) is reached.

Domestic and international flight costs or tickets are not included with this flight choice.

 

 

 

3,250

After Dec 3rd, 2018 your place on the team is confirmed on a space available basis after 50% of the required minimum donation (1,625) is reached.
 

You may still be able to purchase the same routing as the group ticket but are not guaranteed to fly on the same flight. 

IMR's travel agent can also route you directly from your hometown as an added convenience for a higher cost.

 

GROUP TICKET CHOICE Domestic tickets and International group tickets are not available with this flight choice.   

Please contact travel@worldwidenavigators.com if you would like help booking your domestic and/or international flights.  A small service fee is charged for this service.

Group tickets may be requested at an ECONOMICAL or  PREMIER cost.  Group tickets leave from and return to a predetermined departure airport.

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 to leave the airport to explore on your own or take a city tour.

PREMIER FLIGHT: A more direct routing that is designed to save you time at a higher cost.

Please contact travel@worldwidenavigator.com for more information and pricing if you would like to customize the routing to include your domestic ticket.

 

PAYMENT DUE DATES If donating before Dec 3rd, 2018:

Full Minimum Donation Amount due Feb 16th, 2019.
to receive a $200 savings

If donating after Dec 3rd, 2018:

Your space on the team is guaranteed with donation of 1,625 (50%) by Dec 3rd, 2018 and completion of your application and uploads. Space on the team is confirmed on a space available basis when you  reach 50% of the total donation due.

100% Paid Date:

Full Minimum Donation Amount is due (3,250) by Feb 16th, 2019.

 

 

If donating before Dec 3rd, 2018:

Your space on the team is guaranteed when you reach the minimum donation of 1,625 (50%) by Dec 3rd, 2018 and have completed your application and uploads.  You are qualified to receive $200 off the cost of the trip and join the  IMR Group Flight.

If donating after Dec 3rd, 2018:

Your space on the team is confirmed on a space available basis when you reach 50% of the total donation due.  You may still be able to join the group flight on a space available basis.

100% Paid Date:

Full Minimum Donation Amount is due (3,250) by Feb 16th, 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

MEETING YOUR TEAM IN Kenya You are responsible for meeting the team at the airport or designated location in Kenya prior to the team’s official arrival. You may need to purchase additional flights in country to get to the trip's designated starting location.

Travel delays are your financial responsibility including costs to meet up with the rest of the team at our final destination in Kenya.

IMR is not responsible for missed flights, delayed flights, or additional costs incurred in travel for any reason.  IMR strongly recommend you purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance.

If you have a missed or delayed flight, please contact your airline for assistance,

Flying with other IMR team members to IMR's final destination is not guaranteed.. The official ground itinerary will exactly match your flight schedule.

IMR is not responsible for missed flights, delayed flights, or additional costs incurred in travel for any reason.  IMR strongly recommend you purchase trip interruption/cancellation insurance. 

If you have a missed or delayed flight, please contact your airline for assistance.

 

 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS You will be notified of the  designated team meeting loation in  Kenya 2 - 3 weeks ahead of departure.

You may arrange for airport transfers at an additional cost through the IMR office prior to your trip, 

Travel delays are your financial responsibility including costs to meet up with the rest of the team at our final destination in Kenya.
 

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Airport transfers are  included.
EXTENDED STAY Extend your stay to see some of the amazing sites that this country has to offer. Flexibility in your departure and return date may also help you reduce your ticket cost. Extend your stay on an official trip extension with World Wide Navigators

$300 SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR TAKING IMR SUPPLY BAGS

  • IMR is offering a limited number of scholarships of $150 each way for carrying 1 or 2 IMR supply bags on our trips. You will receive a $300 scholarship if you carry bags both ways.
  • You may apply for the scholarship on your IMR account page.  To be eligible for the scholarship you are required to meet the required minimum donation by the payment deadline for your trip.
  • You will be sent 1 or 2 IMR supply bags at IMR’s expense approximately two weeks prior to your trip.  Please assume you will be sent 2 bags for planning purposes.
  • You are responsible for taking the bag(s) at your own expense (and prior to receiving the rebate from IMR) on your domestic flights and checking the bag(s) on your international flights one or both ways.  You are required to deliver the bag(s) directly to your team leader in country or to send the bag via a pre-paid UPS mailer to IMR upon returning home.
  • The $150 or $300 rebate will be paid via a check from IMR after your IMR supply bags are delivered to your team leader in country and/or have been returned  to IMR via UPS.

Accommodations

  • The minimum donation cost includes a shared room. If you want a private room, you can request a single room at an additional cost. Please contact the IMR office via office@imrus.org or 970-635-0110 for more information.

Transportation

  • All independent flyers will be able to purchase ground transportation at designated times from the final airport in country to the starting point of the trip for an additional fee. You may also request the same service to return to the airport for the next part of your journey.  Please contact the IMR office if you will be needing this service via office@imrus.org or 970-635-0110.

Fundraising

IMR provides a personal and customizable fundraising page to all registered trip applicants.  We provide a fundraising packet that is full of ideas on how you can raise support or supplies to be utilized on this specific mission.  You may download this information and individual items such as letters requesting support, our 501(c)3 information, and a list of needed supplies from your Volunteer Resources page.  When soliciting donations for any of our trips, your personal story is your most powerful tool.  Why do you want to go? Whom will you help?  How will your donors help you achieve your ultimate goal?  Tell your story to anyone and everyone. Refer your potential or active donors to your IMR personal fundraising page by sharing your unique URL on social media, via email, and through personal contact.  Give your supporters our website and Facebook page so they can see the great things that IMR has accomplished since our founding in 2002.  Did you know we have cared for almost 300,000 patients in the last 16 years?  We need your help and the help of your donors to see 300,000 more patients in the years ahead!

Your Donation to IMR Includes:

  • All group costs from the time you arrive at the designated team meeting location in country until you separate from the team at the designated ending location of the trip in country, 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:

  • Any costs associated with travel, regardless of flying independently or on an IMR group flight.  Travel is defined as any travel occurring before meeting the IMR team at the designated meeting location in country and after separating from IMR at the designated ending location of the trip.
  • If flying on the group flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs in transit associated with your domestic 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the donation amount include?

The donation amount covers the cost of lodging, meals, and transportation while after joining the IMR team at the designated starting location, and clinic supplies/medications for our patients.  You may choose to join an economical or premier group flight, priced at the time the tickets are purchased, if you donate 50% of the total donation by the Early Bird date. 

Costs that are not included in the donation amount are your passport, travel visas (if applicable),  and if you choose the group flight, your domestic airfare to the group departure city, vaccinations, and insurance. If you choose to fly independently, the cost of your international flight and all other costs in transit are not included in your donation to IMR.  This option gives you the opportunity to extend your stay to do some sightseeing after the trip, choose a routing that best meets your need and your budget, and/or fly directly from your home city to your final destination.  

What will the team be doing on the trip?

IMR teams provide medical and dental care and community health education to communities that lack access to care. A typical IMR team consists of doctors, dentists, and advanced practice providers, nurses, EMTs, medical/dental/nursing students, pre-med students, and non-medical volunteers.  The team makeup for your trip is not guaranteed to be as described above and is dependent on the individual volunteers who make up your team.  The team usually stays in a central location and travels each day to a different community to set up a mobile medical and dental clinic. In order to promote lasting and sustainable improvements in the health of those communities, IMR conducts an extensive community health education program, teaching about prevention and treatment in small groups and during individual consultations with providers. 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.  You can find information and tips on how to fundraise on your Volunteer Resources page on the IMR website.  You will have access to a personal fundraising page with a unique URL that you can share with family, friends, business associates, and any potential donors via social media.   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 Group Flight: In order to qualify for the IMR Group Flight, you will need to reach 50% of the required donation on or before Dec 3rd, 2018.
      • Early Bird Special: A discount of $200 is awarded to team members who raise / pay 50% of the required donation on or before Dec 3rd, 2018.
Are there additional costs / expenses for the trip?
  • If flying on a group flight: your domestic round-trip airfare to the central point of departure and any costs associated with this portion of your travel or during the international portion of your travel.  Your all-inclusive trip starts and ends at a designated location in country.
  • If flying independently: your international round-trip flight and any costs associated with this portion of your travel until joining the team at the designated starting point and after you separate from the team at the designated ending point of the trip.  If you wish to join the group ground transportation from the final airport to the designated starting point and/or back to the airport at the end of the trip, you may do so for a small fee.  
  • 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 itinerary, 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.  Extending your stay also puts money into the economies of these developing countries!

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 have access to the IMR Volunteer Resources page where you may view and download important conference calls, a detailed briefing packet outlining the important elements that make a successful trip, packing lists, a checklist to keep you on track, and much more. You will find detailed information on how clinic operates, the roles on an IMR team, community health education topics, fundraising tips, and all of the materials our licensed providers need including 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.  You will also find a comprehensive country briefing packet that provides background information, cultural etiquette, common phrases, and links to additional information from a variety of sources on your volunteer resources page.  Finally, a departure packet that outlines how and where to meet your team will be sent just prior to departure and can be downloaded from the volunteer resources page.

IMR applicants and team members are also able to join in two informational calls: About IMR and How Clinic Operates/Provider Guidelines.   A Q and A call just prior to departure helps to ensure that you have the most important information and are ready to go!  If you can't join our live calls, you can listen at any time via your Volunteer Resources page.  Your team's departure call will be recorded by and sent by email to the team immediately following the call.

All of our volunteers have access to a personal IMR fundraising page with a unique URL that can be emailed and shared with family, friends, business associates, and other potential donors.

Did you know you can earn CME credits on line with IMR?  www.cmeonline.net will get you to 6 1 hour courses containing great tips for treating a variety of conditions in the field including wounds, hypertension, dengue fever, and more.

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!

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