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Our Mission

Mobilizing health professionals, faculty, and students for medical mission trips to serve women and children in vulnerable populations with health-related and socio-economic support systems.

What is Well Child International?

Michael Birnbaum, the founder and “semi-retired” president of International Service Learning (ISL), originally designed Well Child International (WCI) as a sub-program or division of ISL in 1998. (ISL was founded in 1990.) The purpose of WCI is to focus on the “most underserved of the underserved” in vulnerable populations.

WCI teams collaborate directly and thoroughly with the health ministry’s (government departments) in the countries we serve. For now, we will be focusing on the Baja, Mexico and Costa Rica areas. We already received an award from the Mexican state of Sonora for doubling the immunization rate of children in that area.

We can offer a tax deductible receipt for donations over $100 from a sister nonprofit, Good Samaritan missions. There is a processing fee of 7%. If you have questions, please contact Michael Birnbaum: Michael@WellChildInternational.org

About Panama Panama (thought to mean “an abundance of fish”) is a Central American country bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, Colombia, and Costa Rica. Panama has been a stable democracy since 1990. Prosperous and progressive, Panama has the second largest Central American economy. While Panama is known for the Panama Canal and its tropical fruit exports, tourism is becoming an important industry. Twenty percent of Panama’s land is protected, belonging to the tribes of its indigenous people–one of the largest percentages in the world. The unemployment rate in Panama is 4.8%, and 11% of the population lives in poverty— on less than one dollar a day. Many of the poor are immigrants from Colombia, Venezuela, and Cuba. These are the communities where ISL volunteers serve

Additional information

Name

Open Enrollment Team

Type

Global health

Time

Panama Dec.26 to Jan 2

For a sample itinerary

go here https://wellchildinternational.org/sample-itinerary/

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