Feb 18-23. The mission of 2019 will be 3 days shorter than prior Philippines missions. As in 2018, we will be in Manila on Monday and Tuesday and transfer by air to Cebu on Tuesday evening. We will work at a number of locations in and near Cebu Wednesday – Saturday, as we have done in prior years. But rather than have a day of R&R before resuming our work on Monday and Tuesday, we will have our farewell dinner on Saturday evening. Those who want to depart will head to the airport for flights around midnight. Those who want to enjoy the Philippines for a few extra days are free to do so. This shorter schedule will be easier for our Domestic Team.
The vasectomists who have expressed an interest in participating in 2019 are listed in our Interested Vasectomists page. To join, please indicate your desire in the Contact Us page of this website. Your note will go directly to Doug Stein, President of NSVI and author of most of the pages in this site.
Eight vasectomists have expressed an interest, but no deposit-donations have been made, so the mission is wide open. Eight is the optimal number.
Our team usually includes one or two assistants, who are not expected to make a donation to cover vasectomy fees. So far for 2019, we have …
Sunday Feb 17: Arrival in Manila. Accommodations to be determined.
Monday Feb 18: Vasectomies at Mary Johnston Hospital and/or POP-COM. Times still to be determined.
Tuesday Feb 19: Vasectomies at Mary Johnston Hospital and/or POP-COM. Times still to be determined. Evening flight to Cebu.
Wednesday Feb 20: Vasectomies at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Thursday Feb 21: Vasectomies at location to be determined.
Friday Feb 22: Vasectomies at location to be determined.
Saturday Feb 23: Vasectomies at Sacred Heart Hospital. Evening farewell dinner. Travel to airport for late-night departures.
The NSVI International Team will (1) attend press conferences and (2) sponsor a seminar on “Prevention of Unintended Pregnancies” at the SWU-PHINMA Medical School on what ever day and at whatever time is best for our hosts.