Ukraine Trip Information

Dates

June 14-22, 2020

Group Leader

Dr. Stan and Barbara Grogg will be your group leaders. If you have questions, please contact [email protected].

We partner with Tim Case International Ministries

 

Our partners in Ukraine have developed an exciting itinerary for this year's trip to Ukraine.  You will need to arrange your air to arrive into Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine before 2pm on June 13. If this is not feasible with the airline you choose, please let us know so we can see how to make it work for all of us. If you need to arrive early, just let us know and we will have our contact in Ukraine help you with hotel arrangements.  You might want to fly into Kiev a couple of days before and from there take a day trip to Chernobyl - it is really an experience to never forget.  Very easy to arrange and lots of hotels in Kiev from which to choose. 

On June 13, we will be driving from Zaporizhzhia to Mariupol (4 hours).  We will work in Mariupol from June 14-19... 4 or 5 clinic days.  The team will return to Zaporizhzhia on the 19th and fly directly to Odessa, Ukraine for our cultural experience.  Unless you are remaining in Ukraine or traveling elsewhere, you can depart any time on June 22 to return to the USA from Odessa.  (Almost every airline will be flying back to Kiev for the onward journey).  

We have not been advised of the names of the hotels we will be staying - but will provide that as the time gets closer. A web conference (ZOOM) will be scheduled for about 4 weeks prior to our departure to answer lots of questions and give specific details and phone numbers. 

Because at least 9 of our team members in Ukraine will have first been in Moldova, then Greece, then on to Ukraine, it will be very important for the team to have those who are going just for the Ukraine part of the trip to help transport supplies and medications. It is not possible to ship those items directly to Ukraine.  Medical supplies and medications can be shipped to you the first of June to place in your checked bag. Please consider this if you plan to travel prior to your Ukraine trip.  

If you have other questions, please feel free to contact [email protected]  

Goals

  • Build lasting relationships with our partners in Ukraine
  • Provide competent, appropriate medical care to an extremely underserved population
  • Welcome the local physicians, dentists and medical students to our brigade for
    mutual learning
  • Request and facilitate referrals provided within the local Ukraine healthcare
    system
  • Arrange follow up with our Ukraine partners for identified healthcare concerns
  • Supply much-needed medications and supplies for the community healthcare team remaining at the completion of our brigade
  • Offer a learning environment for medical students and residents, other
    healthcare personnel, and ancillary team members
  • Provide intensive training for students in the art of medicine, with technology
    limited by the local standards
  • Facilitate opportunities to experience different cultures and global health issues

Checklist

  • Complete the application here
  • Submit your $206 deposit here
  • Make certain your passport does not expire before December 2020.
  • Make certain you have current tetanus, hepatitis A, influenza, measles vaccines
  • Upload the required documents here for your team role
  • You will be sent the final invoice 70 days prior to departure.  
  • Final payment due April 14, 2020 - payable by check to Power of a Nickel



     

Helping our Partners

The war in Eastern Ukraine is happening on the battlefield as well as in the informational realm. The two sides of this military conflict, Russia and Ukraine, are trying to shape public opinion in their own countries as well as abroad. Depending on the leaning of a media outlet, its audiences see very different pictures of this crisis.

The spring of 2020 will mark six years since Russian-backed fighters seized government buildings in two eastern Ukrainian cities and proclaimed the independent Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (D/LPR). The ensuing conflict, which has claimed over 13,000 lives, continues to fester, with neither the Ukrainian nor the Russian government thus far willing to take decisive steps to end it.

Power, oil pipelines, egos and media biases have resulted in innocent lives being unimaginably impacted. Thru IPHC and their partners in these areas, we will be bringing help and hope to these impacted Ukrainians.

 

Costs

Total trip cost: $1300 pp double occupancy. Single occupancy is $1600. 

This DOES NOT INCLUDE AIRFARE TO Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine with return to the US from Odessa, Ukraine (unless you are traveling elsewhere after the medical mission concludes). Included are: In country travel by van and bus, airline ticket between Zaporizhzhia, breakfast daily, 2 dinners, translator expenses, governmental document preparation, Ukraine doctor fees, medications and supplies for clinics, and private security team.

Requirements

Participants will be responsible for all travel and routine vaccinations. More information can be found at www.cdc.gov/travel and www.headinghomehealthy.org

  • Evacuation insurance is required.
  • Trip cancellation insurance is suggested.

Payment Schedule

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $206 is required to hold your space.

APRIL 20, 2019: Final payment of $1100 ($1400 for single supplement) payable by check to Power of a Nickel 4520 S Birmingham Place Tulsa, OK 74105.

Cancellation Policy 

$206 deposit is non-refundable. You may transfer this to another person if you find you are unable to participate but you will need to make any financial arrangements with that person.

  • Final payment for the trip is due 60 days prior to trip start date.
  • 59-30 days prior to departure, 50% refund
  • 29-0 days prior to departure, no refund

Trip cancellation insurance (different from evacuation insurance) is strongly encouraged to avoid forfeiting funds if you must cancel for any reason.