Mission of 2017

NSVI will return to the Philippines for another 8-day mission spanning February 21-28, 2017. Eight vasectomists have committed.
2017teamdrs8The doctors above will be supported by the staff below.
2017supportteamphotos-nWe expect at least 400 vasectomies during the mission, 50 per doctor. Since each vasectomy costs NSVI $50, we ask for a contribution to NSVI of $2500 to cover vasectomy expenses. Accommodations, group meals, and domestic transportation cost an additional $1500 per person single occupancy and $1250 per person double occupancy. Support staff pay only the room/board/transportation fee.

We have representatives of 3 countries.
2017teammapCebu will once again be home base. Three vasectomists (Abaño, Suarez, and Stein) will make a one-day excursion to Manila to evaluate prospective sites for future missions. The schedule of service sites will be added to this page as it is developed.

Missioners should bring:
1. Headlights and extra batteries. I will have a few extra headlights for our Filipino trainees, but if you have more than one, please bring an extra for a trainee.
2. Optical loupes if you are a loupes user.
3. Your NSVI shirts from prior missions.
4. 80 pairs of surgeon’s gloves in your size, preferably powdered in case we have no A/C.
5. 1 box of 100 nonsterile gloves in your size. Better yet, 1 box of 300 nitrile gloves. They pack more tightly than latex gloves, go on almost as easily, and may be cheaper. I find vinyl gloves to be difficult to don.
6. Your re-usable thermal cautery unit handle and its stand if you have one.