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The island of Roatan is 65 kilometers long, a place where you can find the second-largest coral reef in the world, and one of the world’s top destinations for scuba diving. There you can find miles of sandy white beaches.
The island of Utila, next to Roatan, is known for its unique charm, its international diversity with a population of 4,000 people, and for having some of the world’s best and most affordable and easy access to snorkeling and scuba diving.
“We are so thankful to Changing People's Lives (CPL) International for the incredible opportunity of working together. For the first time, we have not been overlooked, and for this we are eternally in debt with those who will come as a participant of such a needed experience.”
Dr. Ingrid J Zelaya Chief of the Medical Establishment, Roatan –Bay Island (Honduras)
Changing People's Lives (CPL) International has a variety of different mission trips where you can participate regardless of your area of expertise. In other words, CPL International offers a variety of “menus” for mission experiences, both national and international, for example:
- A mission experience to clean beaches in Puerto Rico
- A mission to plant One Thousand trees in Costa Rica;
- To provide much needed computer and social media assistance in the state of Alaska
- A spiritual exchange experience in the last communist country of the western hemisphere: Cuba;
And for those that love construction we offer a mission experience that brings HOPE back to people in Puerto Rico who need help repairing their homes.
We also offer mission trips for choirs, orchestras, school groups, and beyond.
Changing People's Lives (CPL) International is the most reliable alternative for a mission trip. We constantly update our menu of mission experiences, both local and international.
Are you interested in this mission experience and need more information?
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Mission Trip Highlights
Proof of being fully vaccinated is required to participate in this mission experience. There are no exceptions to this requirement under ANY circumstances.
English is the main language in the Honduras Bay Islands of Roatan and Utila. However, Spanish is also widely spoken in both islands. Please kindly follow CPL International’s instructions to obtain the required VISA to enter the country of Honduras.
The entire group will be divided in small teams depending on the ground location for medical services. Every team will be designated a particular medical clinic, and each morning you should get together to travel to your group’s pre-arranged location to arrive at the proper time.
On both islands, there isn’t enough medical or nursing staff to cover the necessities of the family health centers. There are only two satellite medical centers. To give you an idea of what it is like, one of those medical centers located in “flowers bay” has a medical student and a nursing student to cover approximately, 7,000 people that live in the area.
The type of diseases that are most common on the islands of Roatan and Utila are: Arterial Hypertension – Diabetes type 2 – Bronchial Asthma – Obesity – Tinea Corporis – Tinea Pedis – Tinea Capitis – Prurigo by Insects – Onychocryptosis – Common Flu – Pharyngotonsillitis – Pharyngitis – Otitis Media – Anemia – Gastroesophageal Reflux – Hemorrhoids – Vaginal Yeast Infection- You may see women during their pregnancy with the limitation that during those types of medical evaluations they don’t have a fetal Doppler or an ultrasound.
The following are the types of medication that are most needed on the islands of Utila and Roatan. The people of Honduras will be extremely thankful if you and your team can bring the following: Omeprazole – Metronidazole – Hemorrhoid Cream – Azithromycin – Clarirto –Dicloxacillin – Clinda – Diphenhydramine – Losartan – Ferrous Sulfate – Folic Acid – Ketoconazole Cream – Clotrimazole Vaginal Cream – Loratadine for Adults and children – Diphenhydramine – Prenatals – Vitamins Adults and Children – Enalaprilato – Enalapril – Nifedipine – Amlodipine – Irbersartan – Metformin – Acetaminophen – Hydrochlorothiazide- Glibenclamide – Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) - Ibuprophen – Clorhexidina enjuague 2% - Acido Hialuronico Gel -If needed, your team will be provided with a translator.
It’s highly recommended that you bring an umbrella, mosquito repellent, a sombrero, sunblock, plastic sandals, your personal medication, a good photo camera, strong tennis shoes, plastic gloves (a box), a face shield, and an aluminum water bottle.
There is a place for medical and nursing students as well as some other participants with other areas of expertise or interest. This particular mission experience is open for some health-related seminars on preventive medicine like: Smoking, Diabetes, Prostate and Ovarian Cancer, in a clinic or church setting.
If you choose to do so, there is an opportunity to pray with patients and encourage them to seek that special element of God’s leading hand in their lives.
There is a possibility that you may interact with other medical professionals that share the same area of expertise and professional interest.
Most clinics will take place at a local, already established satellite medical clinic or in a tent at a central location of the village where we will be providing medical assistance.