International (MNN) ― Medical Teams International has wasted no time moving forward in the New Year.
This week, they already have six mission teams on the ground in Cameroon, Cambodia, Guatemala and Uganda.
Teams have also already sent out supply shipments to Cambodia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Libya, Pakistan and Sudan. And there are 29 dental clinics scheduled this week in Oregon, Washington and Minnesota, as well as continued response to disasters in East Africa, Haiti, Japan and Libya.
With the amount of work they do, it's no surprise someone has to coordinate it. Medical Teams International has an urgent need for a long-term volunteer in Haiti. This extended term volunteer (ETV) will help the Medical Teams International Haiti field office staff in project planning, reporting, communications, and field support to visiting volunteer teams.
This 12-month volunteer should also know French fluently because he/she will be working on a daily basis with Haiti staff, volunteers, and project beneficiaries in the Canaan Internally Displaced Persons camp, the Beraca Hospital, the La Coma health outpost, and the Advantage Rehabilitation Therapy Clinic.
Medical Teams International takes groups to communities where health care is unavailable in times of disaster. They are also sent to help improve and expand the capabilities of local health professionals. Because of the expertise needed, they are looking for physicians, nurses, and assistants who can treat sick and injured people in crisis.
Skilled workers are sent in teams to improve living conditions in situations where people are suffering from lack of water, sanitation, food and other basic necessities. Work teams may do everything from building clinics and latrines, to digging wells, to installing cooking stoves or to addressing other community health construction-related needs.
The teams demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty. Their hope is to help build a faith-based global health movement to save lives and transform people through the power of Christ's love. Check our Featured Links section for more details on how you can get involved.