Saint-Marc, Haiti July 2017

July 29, 2017-August 6, 2017

What I Will Be Doing

Global First Responders is partnering with local hospitals in Haiti to support sustainable healthcare development. Our shared goal is to equip these facilities with the skills, education, and supplies they need to provide and care for staff and patients. We are beginning where there is the greatest need: emergency medicine and pediatrics. Be a part of our partnership in Haiti, today!

The purpose of this trip is to start a new initiative where we will start bringing many teams of volunteers to help train physicians, nurses, and paramedics to arm them with the skills and supplies needed to improve the quality of care that the hospital is able to provide to its population. This differs from a traditional “mission trip” in that we will not provide the care, but we will work side by side with the doctors and staff to share our knowledge and skills.

A Little About Patrick Baker

With Adam I was an original member of GFR and current board member. The India trip will be my 15th international medical trip since 2010, and by far, not my last. My trips have been to provide disaster care, emergency medical care, and on general medicine trips. The skills and knowledge I utilize in my job as a Flight Medic at University of Missouri Health Care, allow me to fit in and function in a variety of roles on medical mission trips. One of the most important roles I fill is that of a medical educator. Teaching and strengthening the skills of the local providers ensures that the impact of GFR reaches further than the care provided in a single week