CardioStart International is pleased to invite you to participate in
Community of Santana
State of Amapá
Amazon Region
21 – 28 July 2018
CardioStart is excited to announce a medical outreach mission in a community health organization at the mouth of the Amazon River. Experienced healthcare providers are invited to participate, as well as students interested in volunteering in this underserved community. This experience will be ideal for students who are interested in maternal, child & family health in addition to public health outreach. Volunteers will assist Comunidade Nossa Família with primary care clinics, conducting Rheumatic Heart Disease screenings, as well as providing educational seminars and skill-transfer workshops to local healthcare providers. This clinic is located in a community on the outskirts of the large equatorial city Macapá in northern Brazil.
Throughout the week, CardioStart volunteers will be providing community health services with an emphasis on maternal, child, & family health at Comunidade Nossa Família “Our Family Community” clinic, in addition to providing educational lectures to local medical students and healthcare providers
  • 1 Pediatrician or Family Practitioner
  • 1 OB/GYN
  • 1 Nurse Practitioner
  • 3 Adult Nurses
  • 3 Pediatric Nurses
  • 2 Echo Techs
  • 5 – 10 Student Volunteers
(Pre-Med, Public Health, Nursing, or Medical Students)
Educational seminars will be provided on the following topics:
Basic Life Support
Basic First Aid
Wound Care
Rheumatic Heart Disease
Breastfeeding & Neonatal Care
Nutrition: Pregnancy & Nursing Mothers
Nutrition: Infancy to Childhood
Diabetes Care & Blood Glucose Monitoring
Hypertension & Blood Pressure Monitoring
Recognition of a Stroke
Mosquito-borne Illnesses & Prevention
Note: All volunteers are responsible for paying their own airfare, visa entry fee, and some meals while in Brazil. Lodging and in-country transportation will be provided by our hosts.
We hope you will join CardioStart’s team of international
medical volunteers as we work to strengthen healthcare resources and increase access to care for those who need it most.