San Cristobal de las Casas Chiapas, Mexico - Mission Dates: June 1-9, 2018
Mission Purpose – To bring compassionate care and the message of the Gospel to the people of San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas Mexico.
Mission History: The first mission trip to San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas was in 2013. To date, HHMM has conducted 5 missions to this region of the world. Over 100 missionaries have attended to the needs of almost 4800 patients.
The overall impact in Chiapas has been positive, we have been able to develop good relationships with local church and other community leaders. Our future plans included increasing the number of missionaries and medical students attending and serving on this mission.
Upon returning from San Cristobal into Mexico City we go on a Pilgrimage to visit our Lady of Guadalupe’s Shrine. These are the words spoken by Blessed Virgin Mary at the hill of Tepeyac to Juan Diego:
"Am I not here, I, who am your Mother? Are you not under my shadow and protection? Am I not the source of your joy? Are you not in the hollow of my mantle, in the crossing of my arms? Do you need anything more? Let nothing else worry you, disturb you.”
Local maladies include: Hypertension, diabetes, respiratory and gastric infections, skin diseases, others.
Recommended Vaccinations: There are no vaccinations required for entry to Mexico but short-term travelers are recommended to receive vaccination cover for Tetanus (childhood booster), Typhoid (food and water-borne) and Hepatitis A (food & waterborne)
Non-Surgical: This is a non-surgical mission.
Types of specialties needed for this mission:
- Family Medicine Providers (Physicians, Physician Assistants (PA's), Nurse Practitioners (NP’s)
- Dentistry: Dentists and Dental Hygienists
- Pharmacists and pharmacy Techs
- Nursing: RN’s and LVN’s
- Physical Therapist and Chiropractor
- Natural Family Planning Instructors
- Non-medical volunteers
- Spanish Translators