Ilagan Philippines April 2013
The team will arrive at the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport, then transfer to a local airline for a flight on to Tuguegarao, Province of Cagayan. (Team Luggage will be hauled via truck from Manila to Ilagan and arrive the morning after the team arrives) From Tuguegarao the team will be transported via ground transport on to Ilagan, Isabella Province. (About a one hour drive).
The team will be staying either at the Residence grounds of the Mayor of Ilagan in Bungalow style huts or in local Hotels. There will be a common shower and bath facility available. There will be electricity avaibable at both the clinic site as well as the housing location. (possible interruptions of service). The traditional style meals will be prepared by local cooks for the team.
2012 Philippines Team Members performing a procedure on a patient
The team will provide Health Care Clinics at a hospital on the perimeter of Ilagan and team members as well as other locations in the vicinity of Ilagan. They will be working side by side with local medical providers and will also provide an educational seminar at the hospital site for regional medical personnell.
Project Helping Hands Founder Jeff Solheim
To read a story from Project helping Hands founder Jeff Solheim about the 2012 team to the Philippines follow this LINK.
Sight Seeing Opportunity:
At the mid-point of the trip the team will have a rest day for sight seeing,
Isabela Province Countryside
After the days excursion and a traditional Dinner the team will return to Ilagan and complete their final clinics.
The primary focus for this team is to provide general health care and health education services. We seek licensed health care professionals including but not limited to the following!
- Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants
- EMS Personnel
- Student Nurses
- Translators (Spanish/English)
- Non-Medical Support Personnel
We welcome both medical and non-medical volunteers with a spirit of adventure and determination to partake in a culturally sensitive growth opportunity while helping others in need of our services. Above all you must be willing to work as a team for the common goal of our mission!
This team is rated as a Moderate Team!
- Amount of in-country travel: Minimal -including a trip from the airport to the Compound (approximately one hour drive) and daily trips of less than twenty minutes from the compound to the clinic site.
- Sleeping arrangements: Team members will stay in bungalows sleeping on cots at the Mayor's personal residence compound or possible in local hotels.
- Running water/electricity: Running water and electricity is available at the compound with a common shower house. Water and Electricity will be available at the clinic as well.
- Physical requirements: Team members may be exposed to heat and high humidity during the day.
Frequently Asked Questions!
What is included in the trip price?
- Round trip Domestic Airfare (from a major international airport)
- Round trip International Airfare (From USA departure point to destination country)
- All in-country air and ground transportation (All transportation while in our host country)
- All applicable VISA fees
- Airport departure taxes
- Travel Insurance
- All meals and drinking water while in our host country
- Housing while in our host country (Varies depending on specific trip from Hotels to School House floors to camping)
- Project Helping Hands team shirt
- Transportation, meals and any fees associated with the one day sightseeing activity on the teams day off
What is not included in the trip price?
- Airline baggage fees
- Meals or lodging in the USA due to a forced layover
- Passport Fees
- Fees associated with vaccinations
- Personal Gear
- Personal choice food or snacks either home or abroad