Office of Alumni Engagement

Alma College Alumni Medical Mission

June 8, 2019

Location: Amman, Jordan

Flying Doctors of American LogoMichael Altman ’80, chairman of Flying Doctors of America, invites Alma College alumni with professional training in the medical and dental fields to join him and other members of the Flying Doctors of America organization for their fifth medical mission to the Syrian refugee camps in Jordan - June 8 - 16, 2019.

 

Much of the world’s attention has focused on the disaster going on inside of Syria. But there is also a humanitarian crisis in neighboring countries that host Syrian refugees.  In the last three years, Jordan has received more than one million refugees.  The impoverished refugees live in camps with meager food, water and very little medical care.

 

Mission Trip Itinerary

June 8 - Arrive in Amman Jordan

June 9 - Free day of rest. Team reception for lunch

June 10-13 - Medical/Dental Clinics  

Participants will work out of different clinic sites north of Amman, Jordan as well as other refugee sites throughout Jordan.

June 14 - Petra, Jordan

Deep within the deserts of Jordan lies the ancient city of Petra. The native Nabataeans, harnessed precious water, enabling the population to soar to perhaps 20,000. Eventually the city fell silent, forgotten by the outside world. Today archaeologists are discovering clues to Petra’s past. The spectacular objects displayed here, many unearthed by recent excavations, shed new light on this extraordinary desert city. We will spend a night at a nice hotel near Petra.

June 15 - Dead Sea 

After breakfast arrive at the shores of the Dead Sea and relax and enjoy an unsinkable swim in the buoyant, mineral-rich, salty waters of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is a salt lake bordering Jordan to the east and Israel to the west. Its surface and shores are (1,388 ft) below sea level Earth’s lowest elevation on land. With 33.7% salinity, it is also one of the world’s saltiest bodies of water. Then we will arrive back in Amman and have free time to explore Amman in the late afternoon. Dinner is on your own in the evening

June 16- Departure for return travel to United States.

 

Extended Travel Option

At the end of the medical/dental mission there is an option to travel on to Israel.  This six day experience includes Tiberius, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Tel-Aviv and visits to medical facilities and historical medical sites.

 

Costs

Donation for the Jordan mission is $2,985 (tax deductible)

Extended travel option add: $1,875

 

Your donation to FDoA includes the following:

  • Hotel in Amman 6 Nights (double occupancy). 
  • Hotel in Petra 1 Night (double occupancy).
  • Hotel at the Dead Sea 1 Night (double occupancy).
  • Tours to Petra.
  • Ground transportation to clinic sites (the exception is your transportation to and from Airport)
  • Medical supplies and medications
  • All your meals except on free days.
  • Transportation back to Amman, Jordan (Jordan mission only)
  • Flying Doctor T-shirts

A portion of this donation goes to support Flying Doctors administrative cost.

 

For more information on this opportunity contact Mike Altman (404)273-8348 or

maltman@bellsouth.net or visit the Flying Doctors of America website