Medical Missions
 

CAMSA medical missions primarily to the Caribbean target underserved areas in the countries with permission of the Ministries of Health.  CAMSA teams with other organizations to conduct health outreach in e.g. Trinidad & Tobago, Grenada, Jamaica and St. Lucia. Members pay their own transportation and accommodation expenses. The volunteer multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and others see both adult and pediatric patients, doing physical examinations, treating urgent problems, dispensing medication and providing counseling. CAMSA welcomes other healthcare professionals to join us as we plan future missions.

  • Jamaica

Partner: Caribbean American Outreach Association
July 2009

  • St. Lucia

Partner: Millenium Sistahs
November 2008

  • Jamaica

Partner: Partnership for Healthy Families
July 2007

  • South Africa

Partner: Millenium Sistahs
February 2007

  • Grenada

Partner: Millenium Sistahs
September 2005

Conferences
Town Hall Meetings
Health Forums and Fairs
 
  • Nutrition, Obesity & Diabetes

St. Mark's Church

Brooklyn, NY - October 24, 2009

  • Obesity

Hammer Health Science Center at

Columbia-Presbyterian Campus

New York, NY - October 18, 2009

  • Immigrant Health Issues

Hammer Health Science Center at

Columbia-Presbyterian Campus

New York, NY - October 20, 2007

  • Disaster Awareness for

Community Preparedness
York College

Jamaica, NY - October 21, 2006

  • Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY - April 16, 2005

  • Disaster Awareness for

Community Preparedness

New York Methodist Hospital

Brooklyn, NY - April 17, 2004

 
  • Pancreatic Cancer

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY - September 2011

  • Cancer Survivorship

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY - September 2010

  • Pediatric Cancers

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY - September 2008

  • Cervical Cancer

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY - September 22, 2007

  • Colorectal Cancer

SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY - September 23, 2006

  • Multiple Myeloma

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

Brooklyn, NY - September 2005

  • Breast Cancer

Calvary & St. Cyprian's Episopal

Brooklyn, NY

September 2004

 
  • Barbados Fun & Family Day

2010

  • Barbados Fun & Family Day

2009

  • Queens Baptist Church

2008

  • Queens Baptist Church

2007

  • Foundation School Alumni, Inc.

2006

  • Local 1181 Health & Welfare Union

2006

  • Local 1181 Health & Welfare Union

2005

  • Caribbean American Health Summit

2005

  • Corona East Elmhurst Kiwani's Club

2005

  • Local 1181 Health & Welfare Union

2004

  • Foundation School Alumni, Inc.

2002

Special Project: Haiti
 

The Felix Matthieu clinic in Rouck near Anse-a-Veau officially opened on November 1. The clinic is some 96 kilometers west of Port-au-Prince. It has been made available for CAMSA’s medical team by Frantz Robert “Bob” Monde, former congressman of Nippes, one of Haiti’s administrative departments. CAMSA has treated patients at the clinic during the past 6 months on three separate occasions: March, May, and August. As of our last visit in August, CAMSA members and volunteers have seen more than 600 patients for acute and chronic problems including but limited to post-traumatic stress disorder related to the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

CAMSA’s efforts in Haiti have been spearheaded by Haitian-born Podiatrist, Dr. Patricia Nicholas of Wading River, New York. Her fifth visit to the clinic occurred in August where she spent time treating patients, structuring the pharmacy and looking after general administrative matters. Dr. Nicholas, other CAMSA members and volunteers return to Haiti in November for another medical mission to the clinic.

Initially, patients will be seen three times a week and the clinic will be staffed by six locals. Dr. Fritz-Gerald Larionne, a Haitian physician, acting as the local Medical Director will be assisted by a pharmacy technician, a receptionist, a medical assistant, a maintenance worker, a security guard and a cleaning person. This will not only contribute to the health of the community, but to the local economy. CAMSA or CAMSA sponsored physicians will rotate down on an ongoing basis. To volunteer, please contact Dr. Nicholas at healthystep@aol.com

Volunteers for Haiti

Under the leadership of CAMSA’s Haiti Outreach Coordinator, Dr. Patricia Nicholas,

several CAMSA members and volunteers have served in Haiti since the January 12, 2010 earthquake.

The following CAMSA Members have served in Haiti since the earthquake:

Ralph Heckerd - MD
Patricia Nicholas - DPM
O'Neall Parris - MD MPH
Jean-Claude Ulysee - Engineer

Volunteers who served in Haiti with CAMSA members since the earthquake:

Dr. Myrlande Cleozier-Geiselman (pharmacist)
LLona Francis, LPN
Danton Kerz, EMT
Tanya Kroff, RN
Capenter Laborde
Nicole Laborde, RN

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