Medical Team Volunteers Needed in Haiti

PORTLAND, OR (February 15, 2011) – Because the cholera epidemic in Haiti has subsided, Medical Teams International has loosened its requirement for medical personnel to participate in upcoming mission trips.

Haiti medical clinic

New participants no longer need to have disaster response experience. Medical Teams, which partners with Covenant World Relief (CWR), is seeking professionals who also attend Evangelical Covenant churches to join them on a mission trip to Haiti April 28 to May 6. Those interested in participating must contact the organization by February 26 to allow time for the screening process.

Medical professionals needed are doctors comfortable serving as internists or generalists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and paramedics.

Medical professionals interested in participating should email either Covenant World Relief director Dave Husby or Chrissy Palmerlee or call CWR offices at 773-907-3301.

Below are requirements to participate:

  • Compassion for people in need
  • Willing to work in difficult situations and challenging environments
  • Good general health
  • Valid passport
  • Current professional license (as applicable)
  • Completed application materials
  • Current doctor-recommended immunizations
  • Ability to pay and/or fund-raise for travel, in-country expenses, and admin fee (includes ACE emergency evacuation insurance)
  • Ability to acquire needed team supplies
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  1. Hi,

    I am an advanced paractice RN with prescriptive authority in Massachusetts. I have disaster and outreach healthcare experience, including running a program in Central America (Belize). I am looking for an opportunity to work in Haiti in Late July or early August for 2 weeks (more or less). I would give Karen Hallberg as a reference, I worked with her at Camp Squanto and she arranged for me to work in Thailand last summer with Bob Shim.

    Do you have any trips or work planned for that time frame? Kate Baldor

    Editor’s note: To inquire about opportunities to serve in Haiti, please email either Chrissy Palmerlee (chrissy.palmerlee@covchurch.org) or David Husby (dave.husby@covchurch.org) in Covenant World Relief (http://www.covchurch.org/relief/).

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