Join us March 25-April 2, 2017 as we return to Nicaragua for our Bi-Annual Help Them Help Themselves Medical and Education Missions

img_2234Whether you are a medical professional, a student, or someone who has a desire to serve, we invite you to volunteer with us.  During the medical mission, we will partner with local doctors, healthcare providers and educators in Massachappa and Villa El Carmen to deliver education programs, medical diagnosis, dental care, patient education, ultrasound imaging as well as referrals to higher levels of care.

The medical and education mission is an outreach program of the soon to be opened, Roberto Clemente Clinic II -Villa El Carmen. The clinic is part of Help Them Help Themselves’ goal of providing the local community accessible quality medical services and healthcare education.

For the 2017 missions, the clinic will serve as a base for the missions.  In order to meet the needs of the community a bus will bring participants daily to the medical mission site.

About the Volunteer Project

Program Dates:  Mar 25- April 2, 2017

Medical Mission Leaders:  Dr. Lori Glaser-Zakem and Dr. Sylvia Gates Carlisle

Non Profit Project Partners:   Pittsburgh Rotary and Help Them Help Themselves

Targeted communities include; Santa Barbara, San Diego and Villa El Carmen.

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What is needed:

Monetary Donations to support the HTHT Medical Mission and Clinic Building Fund – DONATE NOW
Medical and Dental Equipment and Supplies
Surgical Equipment
Imaging Equipment/Portable Ultrasound
Medical Scrubs
Cancer Treatment Supplies & Equipment
New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing
Personal Care Items (toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, soap, shampoo)
Spanish/English Bilingual books

Medical Volunteer Activities (Physicians, Radiologists,  Dentists, PA, Med Students, Nurses, Lab Tech, Therapists, etc)

  • Mission Set Up/Clean Up
  • Triage
  • Patient Care, Preventative Care
  • Assist in your area of specialty (radiology, physical therapy, pediatrics etc)
  • Patient Education
  • Referral to higher levels of care
  • Participate in Local Physician Education Exchange
  • Translation

Non Medical Volunteer Activities

  • Mission Set Up/Clean Up
  • Triage
  • Assist medical team with patients as needed
  • Admin/Patient Records
  • Inventory Clinic Supplies and Donations
  • Child Care /Children’s Activities
  • Nutrition School Project/Sustainable Garden Project
  • Help distribute Aide
  • Photography/Videography documentation
  • Translators


Day 1 Arrive in Managua Nicaragua.
Private transfer to Gran Pacifica Beach and Golf Resort, a 4 star resort property
Welcome Reception and Dinner

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Day 2  

nicaragua-churchGroup Breakfast and Day Tour to Granada
Enjoy a Guided Tour of the historical city of Granada.  Lined with Spanish style houses and beautiful old churches Granada is a delightful town that represents the old world charm and character of the past.  We will enjoy an afternoon lunch and tour of Lake Nicaragua and Monkey Island.  During the evening the group will enjoy dinner in the city.

Day 3 
Medical Mission Set Up
Medical Mission Begins

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Medical Mission Continues
Patient Education Workshops
Distribution of Aide
School Volunteer Project


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Day 6

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Relax, Refresh and Recharge. Take an organized tour or enjoy resort activities.   We will be the guest of of a local Nicaraguan family for dinner.

Day 7

The Medical Volunteer Team will also participate in Medical Education Exchange with local doctors and clinicians which will be facilitated by Dr. Lori  Non Medical Volunteers will work in local schools.



Day 8

IMG_9477Enjoy resort activities including horseback riding, spa treatments, visit to swimming beach, golf or sunbathing at the pool.  Farewell Dinner

Day 9 

Time to depart for home.  Your life and the lives you have touched will never be the same.
Transfer to airport. Depart for flight home


Physician’s All Inclusive

Beachfront Condo All Inclusive Program Package includes deluxe accommodations, airport transfers, all meals, local transportation, tours, program fee  (9 days, 8 nights)

Per Person Double Occupancy    $1899
Optional Single Supplement    $600


Resort Home All Inclusive Package includes shared accommodations in a 2-3 bedroom home, round trip airport transfers, all meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner , local transportation, tours, program fee  (9 days, 8 nights)

Per Person Shared Occupancy    $1695

Resort Home Non All Inclusive Program Package below includes shared accommodations, airport transfers, welcome/farewell dinner, lunch during medical mission, local transportation, tours, program fee (9 days, 8 nights)

Per Person Multiple Occupancy    $1399

If you wish to alter your itinerary in anyway please email

To complete your application click here

$250 deposit required to reserve your space/ please make your check payable to

The Rotary Club of Pittsburgh Foundation     (Put RCMCIII in the memo line)


Payments should be mailed to:
HTHT Med Mission – Travel to do good
2950 Unity Drive #570753
Houston, Tx 77257

Balance is due 30 days before travel

Program Fees do not include air fare.  Fees are subject to change until deposit is made

 Gran Pacifica Social Responsibility Programs

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