Salybia Mission Project (SMP) is an internationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to assisting The Kalinago People by providing heath care services, supplies & equipment to the last remaining indigenous community of the Caribbean.
Founded in March 2002, SMP is comprised and directed by medical students from nearby Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) in Portsmouth, Dominica. Its members join with local practitioners to provide biweekly health care services at the newly built Salybia clinic. This mutually beneficial endeavor allows students to participate in providing front line health services to a rural and under-served community.
Our Goals and Actions Include:
Improve the physical setting in which healthcare is provided
Establish a steady stream of medical supplies & equipment
Solicit contributions from national and international donors
Implement and run community health fairs in the territory
Provide screening, immunizations & health workshops
SMP's collaboration with the Kalinago community also includes supporting cultural projects and enhancing other educational programs in the territory.