Register today to reserve your 2015 Rotation! With our Floating Health Care Clinic (FHCC) vessels operating from April through October, we have 15 different rotation dates for our volunteers to chose from across the South Pacific. With medical, dental and ophthalmology care now being offered, there are incredible opportunities for all health care related volunteers to serve on each rotation.

A lovely letter from a couple who recently participated in a FHCC rotation in Fiji. Cheryl was one of our pharmacists on the norther Lau rotation and Tim was her fiance' who is a professional pilot. While Cheryl handled the medicine distribution, Tim worked with the Eyejusters program and helped evaluate, test, and provide glasses to those patients who were in need. Both of them were invaluable and had a heart for the remote island people.

The Tropical Medicine Elective provides a unique educational experience in international medicine. Volunteering with Sea Mercy is a challenging educational experience. Volunteers spend a minimum of 2 weeks living on a large sailboat while traveling among remote islands in the South Pacific. You will visit from 3-4 islands per week with at risk populations of 40 to 1,100.

Sea Mercy was very encouraged to receive a sizable donation and letter of recognition from the Matson Foundation (see below link). We are so grateful for their donation and it have put it to good use in streamlining our volunteer submission and communication processing. This will help Sea Mercy coordinate and deliver the health care volunteers needed to meet the needs on the hundreds of remote islands that we serve.

A Tongan father holds his daughter, both nervously watching through a window as the Sea Mercy doctors and staff evaluate and test his "at risk" wife for diabetes. Sixty years ago, diabetes was virtually unheard of in the South Pacific. Today, diabetes is so prevalent in the South Pacific, the news from a doctor is rarely good. Sea Mercy's RIDE program is helping to change that diagnosis.

Our 2014 Floating Health Care Clinic programs for the remote islands will include a much needed Eye Care Program that can be included at every stop. Sea Mercy has partnered with Eyejusters to trial the use of their glasses in our eye care program and we will be training each rotation staff to assist in the evaluation and determination of the specific eye care needs.

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