FAQs

How can I become an advocate for Mission Lazarus?

How can I become an advocate for Mission Lazarus?
Join our team of Brand Enthusiasts by hosting a sale online or in your home. Let us know when you want to host, then invite everyone you know! It’s...

Do you have a brand ambassador program?

Do you have a brand ambassador program?
We have Brand Enthusiasts, who host sales online and in their homes. Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a Christian mission supporter, or Fair Trad...

What is the Human Development Index?

What is the Human Development Index?
  The Health index measures life expectancy at birth, because it is a general measure of a population’s health, while the Education index ...

Why can't we wear open toe shoes at the worksite?

Why can't we wear open toe shoes at the worksite?
Sure, there's a few reasons.  We don't want your toes smashed on a construction site, or exposed in a clinical setting.  And even if you're working...

Why do you obscure the eyes/face of minors in your images?

Why do you obscure the eyes/face of minors in your images?
Although the beneficiaries of our programs are aware that photographs may be taken of them (thru verbal or written consent), it is difficult to exp...

Why do we have to ask permission from the patient to take a photo?

Why do we have to ask permission from the patient to take a photo?
Photographs are often a novelty for the patients we see.  As a courtesy we ask permission to demonstrate respect for privacy and confidentiality.

What kills more people each year - infectious or non-communicable diseases?

What kills more people each year - infectious or non-communicable diseases?
Noncommunicable diseases were responsible for two-thirds of all deaths globally in 2011, up from 60% in 2000. The four main NCDs are cardiovascular...

What aspects of documentation is the medical volunteer responsible for?

What aspects of documentation is the medical volunteer responsible for?
All charting is currently on paper, though we are considering an upgrade to digital medical records in the near future.  Each volunteer who renders...

What keeps people from seeking health services?

What keeps people from seeking health services?
There are so many factors:  Poverty, Lack of Knowledge (of signs and symptoms of illness), Lack of Economic resources, Lack of Transportation, Poor...

What does the Haitian national health care system look like?

What does the Haitian national health care system look like?
"Haiti reports some of the world’s worst health indicators, which continue to inhibit the country’s development. Haiti has struggled with poor he...

What does the Honduras national health care system look like?

What does the Honduras national health care system look like?
The national health care system in Honduras is primarily composed of primary care services at the local level, specifically made up of 1048 rural h...

What impact do volunteer medical services have on health outcomes?

What impact do volunteer medical services have on health outcomes?
Mission Lazarus coordinates volunteer medical services in order to provide continuity of services to its mission employees, their families, program...