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If Approved to Travel with MediNova NY, What Should I Bring?

MediNova (formerly known as NOAH NY) will provide volunteers with a t-shirt, and a MediNova NY ID for those that have never received one. If you’ve traveled with us in the past, we recommend that you please bring your MediNova NY ID and T-shirts from prior mission. If you’ve misplaced or lost your ID, a new one can be issued for the cost of $19. If you need a replacement ID, send an email to In addition to the MediNova NY t-shirt that will be provided, we also recommend that you bring white t-shirts, and scrubs to wear every day while you work.


If traveling from NYC, we recommend that you only bring one carry-on luggage because the organization transports supplies and would like to take advantage of your permitted bag/weight.
Suggested packing list- Please see the packing list below for your reference.

  • Waist wallet (to hold passport and money)
  • Small back pack/fanny pack
  • Hand sanitizer and wipes
  • Flashlight or head lamp
  • Camera and camera charger
  • Phone and phone charger (battery operated, if you have one)
  • Gatorade powder packets
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby wipes – unscented
  • Towel (the quick drying kind if possible)
  • Wash cloth
  • Toiletries (i.e. soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc)
  • Shower flip flops
  • Travel size first aid kit
  • Sunblock: STRONGLY suggest SPF 15 pr higher! Especially as one side effect of some antimalarials is increased sun sensitivity.
  • Mosquito repellent or CVS repellent bracelets (yellow)
  • Benadryl cream or clear capsules
  • Imodium, Lomotil, Probiotics by Jarrow (just in case)
  • Pain killer (i.e. Aleve, Tylenol, Motrin)
  • Anti malaria drugs
  • Pair of scrubs for each day (medical volunteers)
    A pair of pants/ capris/scrubs for each day, anything light weight (a t-shirt will be given to you for every day) or definitely your white t-shirt, or a lightweight safari/camping vest.
  • Comfortable sneakers and/or sandals (you will be on your feet for most of the day)
  • Rain jacket
  • Bathing suit (just in case)
  • Daily dinner nicer outfits
  • Small bills
  • Notebook/pen(s)/marker
  • Travel alarm clock & watch
  • Snacks (i.e. granola bars, crackers, tuna, cereal, nuts, dried fruit, hard candy
  • Swiss army knife (optional; must go in your checked luggage only, not your carry-on

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