The types of journeys that are open to a traveler are endless. No matter the particulars of your travel journey — whether it includes a restful sojourn on a sandy beach, a thrilling hike up a rocky mountain peak, medical mission work in a developing country, or a tour of the cultural highlights of a foreign nation — each journey provides a wealth of life changing experiences.
Philanthropic travel, in particular, affords travelers the opportunity to marry their wanderlust with their desire to help others in the destination country, often providing an even more rewarding experience as a result. Project C.U.R.E. sponsors such trips every year via the organization’s PhilanthroTravel program that gives travelers a unique opportunity to connect with communities and individuals on a personal level while serving those in need by delivering important medical supplies. Unlike making a one time monetary donation, active participation in philanthropic work gives people the opportunity to see their donation in action and gain a new perspective on travel.
Passport Health was fortunate to participate in a recent Project C.U.R.E. PhilanthroTravel trip to Panama and had the opportunity to work with other volunteers to deliver a cargo container full of medical supplies to a hospital in the country, as is highlighted in the video above.
Remember that proper preparation lays the groundwork for any successful journey, but when your travel plans include medical mission work, your personal health and safety are even more crucial. After all, you will only be able to help those in need if you yourself are healthy and well. Therefore, let Passport Health be a part of your journey; schedule an appointment at a Passport Health travel clinic in advance of your trip so that we can arm you with all of the vaccines, medications, and health advice you will need to stay healthy as you help others.
Just one question remains: What will your journey be?