Average Trip Cost Breakdown

Average Trip Cost Breakdown

Average Trip Cost Breakdown

SECURITY: IMR takes safety and security very seriously. We extend ourselves to obtain safety and security logistics services in every country.

STAFF & LOGISTICS: IMR trips take place through a coordinated effort of professionals, community leaders, government liaisons, hosting staff, and administrative support.

LODGING & MEALS: IMR trips require housing and meal services for the team, local staff, and other medical professionals, as well as subsidies for patients and their families. Water is critical for the team, patients, and clinic areas.

INSURANCE & FEES: IMR works diligently to ensure that teams are operating in the manner that our local hosts require. We provide proper registration of the team, verifications, international licensure, and clinic registrations, as well as insurances affiliated with the clinics and our hosts and their organizations.

TRANSPORTATION: Transportation affiliated with an IMR clinic includes transportation of teams and clinic logistics staff, as well as the successful delivery of medicines and medical supplies to the IMR warehouse and international locations. Our transportation costs also include transit fees associated with the delivery of clinic supplies including subsidies for volunteers to transport supplies.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES & MEDICINE: IMR clinics require a full pharmacy extended to the patients at no charge. We require equipment including labs, diagnostics, and provider supplies necessary for the successful operation of the clinic. We also provide educational gifts to patients for our sustainable health education programs.


The following is a breakdown of the average trip costs for current International Medical Relief’s current mission trips. Not all areas are required for every trip. All funds raised for a particular trip are credited to that trip.

Security (3%)

  • Safety and security consultation for site logistics
  • Fees for ground safety and security logistics

Staff & Logistics (4%)

In country:

  • Coordination of clinics
  • Medical professionals’ logistics support
  • Drivers for transportation
  • Interpreters
  • Community leader stipends
  • Staffing fees for logistics hosts, government, safety, etc.
  • IMR administrative support

Lodging & Meals (15%)

  • Housing and meal costs of IMR teams on the ground
  • Housing costs of hosts and staff for logistics setup
  • Housing costs for ground staff, interpreters, and local medical professional during clinics
  • Water:
    • Team
    • Patients
    • Clinics (sterilization, wound care, specialty areas {dental/ObGyn}, hydration, medicine constitution)
  • Meal packets for patients
  • Meal subsidies for patients and families

Insurance & Fees (15%)

  • Insurance for IMR clinics
  • Fees assessed by country:
    • Team registration
    • Medical licensures
    • Proper NGO registration
    • Temporary medical clinic license
    • Fees for documentation of medical volunteers
  • Fees associated with host country Ministry of Health

Transportation (28%)

  • Transport expenses of hosts setting up clinic
  • Transportation:
    • Teams to clinics
    • Patients to hospitals
    • Patients to and from IMR clinic
    • Urgent care cases
    • Patients and families for referrals
    • Patients and families for surgical and post-op care
  • Fees and taxes assessed by country for supplies
  • Delivery of supplies:
    • IMR warehouse
    • Country hosts outside IMR clinics
    • Medical clinics with IMR teams
    • Excess baggage fees, baggage transit, baggage handling

Medical Equipment & Supplies (35%)

  • Medical equipment for delivery of care
  • Diagnostic equipment for providers
  • Laboratory tests and equipment
  • Foundation of medicines for patient treatment
  • Foundation of over-the-counter medicines for patient care
  • Pharmaceutical supplies for prescription distribution
  • Minor surgical supplies
  • Sustainable community health education supplies
  • Medical and health-related gifts for communities and villages
  • Wound care supplies
  • Hydration supplies
  • Respiratory supplies
  • OB/GYN supplies
  • Dental instruments and equipment
  • Sterilization equipment and supplies
  • Team member supplies (scrubs, personal safety gear, goggles, gloves, masks, etc.)
  • Clinic supplies (necessary electronics, temporary shelter setup, waste disposal, etc.)