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
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.